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Jun 17, 2021

Click now for Eric Newsome from Colmar, France’s cover of JT’s “Carolina In My Mind”, which first appeared on James’s self-titled debut.



Click now for Rolf Maibaum, from Duisburg, Germany, performing “You’ve Got A Friend”, which James recorded on his 1917 album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon.



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Question: How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

Jun 11, 2021

James got there!

Since 1974, James has performed at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall over 40 times! Click below to see James with special guest, Vince Bruce, performing the classic Lead Belly tune “When I Was A Cowboy”. They are joined by James’s longtime friend and singer, Arnold McCuller.

This performance is from Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Gala on April 12, 2011. The concert was both hosted by and curated by James as part of a special 2011 four-part series, called Perspectives, honoring his career. The series allowed James to explore cultural, historical and musical themes/genres and to invite guest performing artists of his choosing.

Click here to see what Carnegie Hall has just announced for their live concerts in 2021-2022!

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#JTFanFeature

Jun 10, 2021

This week we’re featuring Timothy Holmes’ version of JT’s “Millworker” (a song from James’s 1979 album, Flag).



And Dave Harris’ cover of “Our Town”, written by Randy Newman and originally recorded by James for the 2006 film, Cars.



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Happy Birthday, Michael J!

Jun 9, 2021

James’s longtime pal, Michael J. Fox, turns 60 today! Happy birthday!

To hear from Michael how JT’s song “That’s Why I’m Here” became so important for him personally, visit NPR.org here and skip ahead to the 13:40 mark on the audio player.



Photo: Kevin Mazur, New York, 2004

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Three new US shows!

Jun 7, 2021



James and Jackson Browne have added three new shows to their summer US Tour! The JamesTaylor.com presales for these newly announced dates (in Columbia, MD, Syracuse, NY and Saratoga, NY) will begin Tuesday, June 8 at 10 am ET. Please see the Schedule page for the complete list of dates and locations.

To participate in James’s exclusive ticket presales, please make sure you are signed in to your JamesTaylor.com account. If you do not already have a free JamesTaylor.com account, please click here to create one now.

To see all of James’s upcoming dates, including his 2022 Tanglewood show, please visit the Schedule page.

Please remember: There will be a limited number of presale tickets available to JamesTaylor.com members, which can sell out quickly — sometimes within the first 30 minutes. The number of tickets available for the fan presale is not in James’s personal control but his hope in offering the fan presale is to give fans the first opportunity to purchase great seats. If you are unable to purchase tickets in the presale, you will have a second chance during the public sale. We apologize in advance for any frustration.

Photo: Paul Hooper

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Kennedy Center Honors reminder

Jun 4, 2021



Don’t forget: the 43rd annual Kennedy Center Honors will air on CBS this Sunday, June 6, at 8pm ET / 7 CT! Tune in to see James’s performance for his buddy Garth Brooks, as well as segments for this year’s other distinguished honorees: Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Midori and Dick Van Dyke.

Click below for a sneak peek clip from the show, James performing Garth’s classic song, “The River”. #KCHonors



Photo: Elman Studio

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Tanglewood postponed

Jun 4, 2021


Message from James


I’m disappointed and frustrated to have to announce the postponement of my August 31 concert at Tanglewood. The Tri-Town Health Department has put a limit on audience size this summer. No more than 9000 people will be permitted to attend any concert. At this point, more than 15,000 people have bought tickets for our August show and trying to organize the displacement of over 6000 ticket holders is an impossible task: who loses their seat and how do we accommodate them? After the postponement of last summer’s concert, the decision to limit audience size this way is indeed disappointing because it forces this further postponement. We acknowledge and support the Tri-Town Health Department’s responsibility to protect our citizens’ well-being but it’s frustrating to have to ask you to wait until the 4th of July next year…
~James Taylor


Tanglewood and James announced today that the James Taylor and Band concert currently scheduled for August 31, 2021 has been moved to July 4, 2022. This change is due to new regulations put in place by the Tri-Town (Lenox/Stockbridge/Lee) Health Department which limits the capacity of public gatherings to no more than 9000 persons. James supports the Tri-Town Health Department’s decision and its concern for the safety of Tanglewood’s patrons. (For more detail on the Tri-Town Health Department’s mandate, please see this article on BerkshireEagle.com.)

Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on July 4, 2022. Ticket buyers are encouraged to hold onto their tickets, but please reach out to your point of purchase should you prefer a refund, or to donate your tickets back to Tanglewood. If you have any questions please reach out to James’s team.

Photo: Michael J. Lutch

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Working: A Musical

Jun 3, 2021

The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA has produced a new streaming version of Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso’s Working: A Musical, the 1979 show based on the book by Studs Terkel and featuring three songs written by James!

Click now to see the Alliance Theatre’s productions of “Brother Trucker” (featuring Rob Lawhon), and “Millworker” (spotlighting Jewl Carney), then check out the song “Un Mejor Dia Vendra” (led by Eddy Rioseco), for which James supplied the music.

Working: A Musical is on at the Alliance Theatre until June 20 — visit AllianceTheatre.org for more information and to stream the complete show!

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