The Steve Gadd Band’s new live album is out today!
At Blue Note Tokyo was recorded with Steve Gadd in December 2019 and includes fellow JT bandmates Jimmy Johnson on bass, Walt Fowler on trumpet and Kevin Hays on keys; David Spinozza rounds out the ensemble on guitar.
James and Jackson Browne announced today that their US tour has been rescheduled to begin in July 2021. Please see the Schedule page for the full list of new dates.
“Jackson and I want to thank all those who have graciously held onto their tickets; we appreciate your continued patience as we navigate these unchartered waters. We didn’t want to have to cancel this tour that we’ve been waiting so long to perform together, so we’ve been working to get these dates rescheduled to a time period when the U.S. is reopened and safe to gather for a concert. Of course we will be keeping a close eye and abide with all health and safety protocols throughout each venue and state. We can’t wait to get back on stage and see you out there soon.”
~ James Taylor
All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the same city/venue on the dates listed on the Schedule page, but please contact your point of purchase for a refund if you are unable to attend. JamesTaylor.com presale customers should have already received an email about the new dates. If you have any difficulty please write to James’s team.
James’s Canadian tour with Bonnie Raitt is currently set to begin September 12 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
There will be a separate announcement shortly regarding James’s July 4, 2021 Tanglewood concert.
Photo: Katie McKinney, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE, February 2, 2019
There’s nothing like outdoor music on a summer day! Click below to see James and band performing “Country Road” at the Cambridge Folk Festival on August 1, 1999, preceded by a short interview with UK singer/songwriter Billy Bragg.
In honor of Spring’s official arrival tomorrow, click below to watch James and his dear pal Yo-Yo Ma record George Harrison’s “Here Come The Sun”. The collaboration took place at James’s home studio, TheBarn, in March 2008 and was released on Yo-Yo’s album, Songs of Joy and Peace. Also click here to read a 2008 Q&A with Yo-Yo discussing the project and his many collaborations with James.
Here’s a blast from the past – a 2008 Q&A with Yo-Yo Ma, about their collaborative recording of George Harrison’s classic, “Here Comes The Sun” (featured on Yo-Yo’s album Songs of Joy and Peace).
How did you choose to include the song, Here Comes the Sun, on your new album?
James suggested it as a solstice song, and I thought it was a wonderful idea. It was actually the first song chosen for Songs of Joy & Peace, and when James suggested it I knew we were on a good path.
American Standard took home the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at last night’s Grammy Awards. The win makes James just the third artist in Grammy history to have won both the Pop Vocal Album (for 1997’s Hourglass) and Traditional Pop Vocal categories — quite a feat!
Click below to see James’s impromptu acceptance speech, filmed on a ski lift just after he heard the news!