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Do you remember the drum machine from the "One Man Band" tour? In this video, James gives us a tour of the machine, and even does an impromptu rendition of "Slap Leather"! http://youtu.be/h9A_G_IYc0o

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My husband and I will never forget your drum machine.  Loved it !!
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You might have seen this photo, but do you know the story behind it? Photographer Henry Diltz tells The Telegraph how it came to be. http://buff.ly/1lKrhRb

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+Kyla Myers Thanks for that, and will do! I always enjoy the stories!
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On April 17, James is excited to join Sting, Trudie Styler, +Paul Simon, +Dionne Warwick, Ivy Levan, Chris Botti and Renée Fleming, in the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at +Carnegie Hall. READ MORE: http://buff.ly/1f0oX3d #RainforestFund
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Cool.. great  talents, good friends. :)
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James was away from home for his #birthday yesterday but that didn't stop the celebration! James wants to thank everyone for their kind birthday messages--they really brightened his day.
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Happy Birthday James. All the best for the year ahead. Still love the music.
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FB fan Courtney McNulty came across this practice question while she was studying for the #BarExam. Looks like James has a fan at the Bar!
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While working in NYC, James had the good fortune to meet ballet legend, Mikhail Baryshnikov!

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ja als je geluk hebt dan gaat het wel groetjes frans helsen
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Like duets? Linda Ronstadt's new DUETS album features her Grammy-winning collaboration with James, “ I Think It’s Gonna Work Out Fine" from her 1982 Grammy-Award winning "Get Closer" album. The album is released on Tues April 8, but you can pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/DuetsCD

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The story of Sweet Baby James, courtesy of +American Songwriter Magazine. 
James Taylor, who turned 66 on March 12, got his signature song out of the way pretty early in his career. Taylor’s second album, 1970’s Sweet Baby James,
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Yes, some of his tunes are on you tube.com
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Last May, James performed at the +Greenwich Town Party, a non-profit community event. James and his band performed "Everyday" and "Something in the Way She Moves." Take a look!
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Hello James Taylor,
I would like a chance to sing back up for you at your Portland show.
I would like to send you my demo. I will sing my rendition of 'Candle in the wind'.
Please consider giving me a shot.
Thank you for your time. -LisaRae
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Two new shows! On June 26 and 27, James and his All-Star Band will appear at the +Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL. Presale stars on April 21 at 10am CST. MORE INFO: http://buff.ly/1gJffUo #2014Tour  
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Introduction
James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. For more than forty years Taylor has been a compass for his fans, articulating moments of pain and joy, and letting his listeners know that they are not alone.

In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past few years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement. Although Taylor is taking a touring hiatus in 2013 to continue work on a new album, he added a private concert for the victim families of Newtown, CT, a memorial service for MIT Officer Sean Collier and an appearance at The One Fund benefit concert in Boston. He was also a featured performer at President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony in January.

In 2012, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2011, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House. Both medals are their nation’s highest honors for artistic excellence recognizing “outstanding achievements and support of the arts.” In 2011, Taylor was also honored with a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, which consisted of four concert evenings presented by Carnegie Hall and featuring Taylor and personally selected musical guests. The first of these concerts was a gala benefit celebrating the 120th anniversary of Carnegie Hall. Three months after the National Medal of Arts ceremony, Taylor returned to the White House to perform for President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a state dinner held in the Rose Garden.

As a recording and touring artist, Taylor has set a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. His warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music and his distinctive style of guitar-playing has been enormously influential. He has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career, beginning in 1968 when he was signed to The Beatles’ Apple Records. In 1971, Taylor was featured on the cover of Time magazine, heralded as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era. Forty years later, his voice has been a constant in a changing world for his first generation of fans and their children.

His songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life: “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,” “Mexico,” “Shower the People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Walking Man,” “Never Die Young,” “Shed a Little Light,” “Copperline,” “Enough to be On Your Way,” “Caroline I See You,” and many more. He has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards for a catalog that runs from James Taylor (1968) and Sweet Baby James (1970) to Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002). His first Greatest Hits album earned the Recording Industry Association of America’s elite Diamond Award, given for sales in excess of 10 million units in the United States. For his artistic accomplishments, Taylor was honored with the 1998 Century Award, Billboard magazine’s highest accolade, bestowed for distinguished creative achievement.

Taylor released his breakthrough album Sweet Baby James in 1970. It went triple-platinum and spawned his first top 10 hit, the intensely personal “Fire and Rain.” The following year saw the release of another million-seller, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, with the No. 1 single “You’ve Got a Friend,” written by his longtime friend Carole King. The recording won a Grammy Award in 1971 for Best Pop Male Vocal. In 1972, Taylor scored another gold album with One Man Dog, followed up in 1973 with Walking Man. The album Gorilla (1975) included two more major chart entries: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Mexico.” Following his final Warner Brothers recording, In the Pocket, Taylor moved on to Columbia Records and released a string of critically praised and commercially successful albums: JT, his 1977 double-platinum Columbia debut; Flag (1979); Dad Loves His Work (1981); That’s Why I’m Here (1985); Never Die Young (1988); New Moon Shine (1991); the double-disc Live album (1993); Hourglass (1998), garnering Taylor his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Album; and October Road (2002)—all certified platinum.

The year 2000 saw Taylor’s induction into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences selected him as its MusiCares Person of the Year in 2006, and his One Man Band (2007) was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special. In 2008, Taylor released Covers and Other Covers that features Taylor’s full band and is his own musical interpretation of tunes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. In May 2010, Taylor released the Live at the Troubadour CD/DVD of his November 2007 live performance with Carole King at the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles. Their subsequent Troubadour Reunion tour was one of the most successful concert tours of the decade. Most recently, Morgan Neville’s acclaimed documentary, Troubadours: The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter was nominated for the Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was recently broadcast on PBS as part of its prestigious American Masters series.

James Taylor has received honorary doctorates of music from Williams College and the Berklee School of Music. Raised in North Carolina, he lives in western Massachusetts with his wife Caroline and their sons Henry and Rufus.

August 2013