NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 16: James Taylor of Nottinghamshire gives instructions to Luke Fletcher during day two of the LV County Championship division one match between Nottinghamshire and Surrey at Trent Bridge on May 16, 2013 in Nottingham, England.
I’ve always been interested in making good pop records ... I like a good, produced record. But I have no desire to mix those two things—what I do live and what I do in the studio. What I take on the road and what I do in the studio are very different animals. Playing live is great love of mine, and something I know how to do well, but I also love making records that people want to listen to, and that often requires painstaking, intricate work.
I can't listen to James Taylor without thinking of that trip with Carole King and the way songwriters and singers relate to each other, how there's that relationship between the two and how they need each other actually to succeed in this strange business of show business.More quotes »
Aerosmith, James Taylor, New Kids on the Block to perform at Boston Marathon benefit concert
James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett are among the scheduled performers for a Boston Marathon benefit concert on May 30.The show, at the TD Garden, will benefit One Fund the collection of donations that will be distributed to the survivors of the April 15 bombings Read more »
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Livingston Taylor talks about record industry, new songs ahead of Ark show
distribution networks we used to have—or the kind of recording budgets we used to have,” he says. But Taylor, the brother of James Taylor, is now at work on a new album, his first since “Last Alaska Moon” in 2010. “It will consist of about one-third my own from MLive.com Read more »
James Taylor taking time out to make new record
James Taylor is on a sabbatical this year, hoping to make a new album slated for release in 2014. But youâd never guess it given how busy heâs been lately. JTâs off to D.C. this week to pay tribute to Carole King, whoâll receive the Library of Congress Gershwin from Boston.com Read more »
Boy who manned up to the church
seen lonely times when I could not find a friend … By a campfire at a school retreat, a 10-year-old boy sings Fire and Rain, James Taylor's sad and sweet ballad of the times. It is 1972. The boy is John Saunders, the youngest of nine children from a Catholic from The Age Read more »
James Taylor, "Carolina In My Mind", and A 40 Year Old Mystery
with the tall, lanky young American songwriter she ran into so long ago. I wonder how she feels whenever she hears James Taylor singing "Carolina in my mind"? If you like James Taylor's "Carolina in my mind" then you'll like a song inspired by the story of from Psychedelic Hippie Fashion Read more »
Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday
May 17 (UPI) -- James Taylor will headline a concert at the White House next week, when the Library of Congress honors Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. King, 71 -- who wrote hits including "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Up on the from iStockAnalyst Read more »