James played a 3-song set on BBC Radio 2’s morning show with Ken Bruce earlier this week. Click here to listen back on BBC.co.uk now! This just in: Sunday’s Parade Magazine feature interview with James. Click here to read that piece on Parade.com!
James has had a busy few weeks and we’ve got behind-the-scenes photos! On January 30, James, Kim and cellist, Owen Young, performed at the Library of Congress in DC to honor long-time Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The LBJ Foundation event celebrated the presentation to RBG of the Foundation’s “Liberty & Justice for All Award”. Click here to see photos from that event.
Also last month, James welcomed Jane Pauley and her CBS crew to TheBarn to tape James’s CBS Sunday Morning appearance. You can find a gallery of photos from that day here. Last but not least, head here to see candid photos from James’s recent visit to NYC’s Ed Sullivan Theater for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!
This week, James’s hometown newspaper — the award winning Berkshire Eagle — featured a wonderful overview of Break Shot and American Standard by longtime feature writer, Clarence Fanto. Click here to read that article, and don’t miss the recent Los Angeles Times piece as well.
A new track from American Standard is out today! Click here to listen to “As Easy As Rolling Off A Log”. The song is one that James remembered from his childhood having heard it in a Merrie Melodies cartoon: Katnip Kollege! This recording is the first cover of that song.
Also available today, click the image below to watch James Taylor: Making American Standard.
American Standard will be released on February 28 — pre-order now!
James will appear on tonight’s episode of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, airing at 11:35/10:35 CT. This will be the second part of a lengthy conversation — check out part one from Monday’s episode on YouTube now, and stay tuned for James’s next appearance with the band in a few weeks!
James is happy to provide a limited number of tickets for the US Tour via James’s exclusive fan presales starting tomorrow, February 4. These tickets may sell out quickly, in some cases within 30 minutes, and we apologize in advance for any frustration. The number of tickets available is not in James’s personal control. If you are unable to purchase tickets in presale, you will have a second chance during the public sale.
To help ensure tickets are purchased by fans and not resellers, seat locations are not assigned until several weeks after the presale. This is by design, to protect your ticket purchase. If you see resellers advertising actual venue seat locations in advance of the public ticket sale, THOSE TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD ON SPEC, meaning the resellers do not actually have the tickets in hand — and may not be able to provide the advertised tickets.
To participate in tomorrow’s presales, please make sure you sign in to your JamesTaylor.com account and then visit the Schedule page. If you do not already have a free JamesTaylor.com account, please click here to create one now.
If you have any problems during or after the sale please contact [email protected] for assistance.
photo: Tony Bailey Photography
Today’s the day! James’s Audible Original memoir, Break Shot: My First 21 Years, is now available to fans in the US. Click the image below to watch the Break Shot launch trailer.
Recorded at James’s home studio, TheBarn, Break Shot is a unique audio memoir that offers a tour — in words and music — of James’s first 21 years in rich, new detail. Visit https://www.audible.com/JamesTaylor to download now! (NOTE: Break Shot is available as a free download with sign up to Audible’s free 30 day trial. For James’s international fans: please stay tuned for more news on Break Shot‘s global availability!)
How time flies! Sweet Baby James, James’s second studio album (of 19!) was released on February 1 1970, making tomorrow its 50th anniversary! Among many future classics, Sweet Baby James included “Fire And Rain”, James’s first top 10 hit!
Click below to view a special message from James, and visit AmericanSongwriter.com to read from Henry Diltz about the creation of the iconic album cover!
Tune in to this week’s edition of CBS Sunday Morning to catch Jane Pauley’s in-depth profile of James, including behind-the-scenes stories of Break Shot, as well as his two years recording, American Standard, in TheBarn.
Check your local listings to see when CBS Sunday Morning airs on your CBS affiliate this Sunday, February 2!
Photo by Ellyn Kusmin
Fantasy Records will release James Taylor’s new album, American Standard, on February 28, 2020.
Recorded in James’s home studio, TheBarn, and produced by Dave O’Donnell, John Pizzarelli and James, American Standard includes James re-imagining some of the 20th century’s most beloved songs making them his own.
American Standard is available for pre-order today; to learn more and watch a video teaser for the new album, please click here.