This week’s #JTFanFeature is Adam Simons covering James’s classic “Fire & Rain”. Click now to watch on Instagram.
“(Chapel Hill is) one of my favorite places on the planet!” – James Taylor
Visit James’s YouTube channel now for his “Homage to Chapel Hill, NC” — a clip from the exclusive video greeting James recorded for the brand-new Chapel Hill/Orange County Welcome Center, opening this week in his childhood hometown, Chapel Hill, NC. For more information about the new Welcome Center, go to VisitChapelHill.org. #JTChapelHill
James Taylor has announced 20 new US shows with his All-Star Band this summer! The JamesTaylor.com presale for these dates will begin Tuesday, March 22, at 10 am local time. Please see the Schedule page for full details.
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.
Please note: the presale for the June 28 show in Canandaigua, NY will be held on Ticketmaster, not JamesTaylor.com. Please see the Schedule page for the presale password for that show.
Right now at CharityBuzz.com you can bid on a special lot featuring a Yamaha acoustic guitar, signed and personalized by James, and the winner can select one line from the JT song of their choice to be inscribed as well! Also included in the lot are a guitar case and a signed and personalized copy of JT’s Sweet Baby James pop-up book.
Proceeds from the winning bid will go to support “Get Lit – Words Ignite”, which “fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase literacy, empower youth and inspire communities.” Learn more at GetLit.org.
Visit CharityBuzz.com now for more details, to bid and to see video of James playing the guitar that’s on the auction block! Auction ends March 23.
What the world desperately needs now is cooperation, global cooperation on a list of pressing issues, from climate change to pandemic response, from humanitarian crises to sharing of the earth’s resources . That one individual, with his own army and his own nuclear arsenal should decide, unilaterally and without provocation, to mount an attack on his neighbor, ignoring another nation’s sovereignty and threatening the peace and progress of the entire world is beyond outrage. That one man’s whim and will should result in such uncalled for chaos and suffering, such a threat to all of our hopes for the future, is something we can simply no longer afford. Did we miss something? Did Ukraine attack or somehow threaten Russia? What possible justification can there be? What other explanation than the obvious: a bully who takes what he wants by force? We must be united in our universal rejection of this travesty. The world must insist that this abomination cannot stand. Civilization itself is at stake. Putin’s war is the categorical and polar opposite of what the world needs now…
We’re going way back this week, to James’s 1971 BBC In Concert special, for this gorgeous performance of “You Can Close Your Eyes” (from the album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, released that same year). Click now to watch on YouTube.