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James Taylor (1948) has been active as a singer, guitarist and songwriter since the late Sixties. Many - rightfully - regard him as the "father" of the singer-songwriter genre gat became popular in the early Seventies. His introspective songs, virtuoso acoustic guitar playing and warm voice immediately connected with an audience. This was reflected in a stream of many hit singles and albums. Among his most famous hits are "Fire and Rain", "You've Got a Friend", "Carolina In My Mind", "Handy Man", "Sweet Baby James" en "Little More Time with You". While his most famous songs may have been released over forty years ago, his career has everything but stagnated. He continuous to release new albums, and his live concerts are among the most successful and appreciated in the world.

On this Dutch/English website you will find everything you have to know about James Taylor. From news messages and tour schemes to an overview of all his music that is currently available.

Timeless songs, classic James Taylor

James Taylor's new album, American Standard, will be released on February 28. The album contains 14 classics that James has completely re-imagined in his unique style. At the basis of the arrangement is not the piano, but a 2-guitar collaboration between James and jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli. Songs on the album are: 1. My Blue Heaven; 2. Moon River; 3. Teach Me Tonight; 4. As Easy As Rolling Off A Log; 5. Almost Like Being In Love; 6. Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat; 7. The Nearness of You; 8. You've Got To Be Carefully Taught; 9. God Bless the Child; 10. Pennies From Heaven; 11. My Heart Stood Still; 12. Ol' Man River; 13. It's Only A Paper Moon; 14. The Surrey With the Fringe On Top

First single from the album is Teach Me Tonight, which you can listen on YouTube. There is also an album trailer on YouTube.

More information about the album can be found on the special page that can now be accessed through the website menu.

US Tour 2020 with special guest Jackson Browne

James has just announced a 26-date tour through the United States. Jackson Browne will join the tour as special guest. Tour dates will be added to the website as soon as possible.

Break Shot to be released January 31st

James Taylor's audio-only memoir Break Shot: My first 21 years will be released in the US on January 31st (pre-order here). More information about the international release of Break Shot will follow in the near future.

From the Audible website: "Break Shot is a tour of his first 21 years in rich, new detail. Combining storytelling, music and performance, this one-of-a-kind listening experience also features a crop of musical gems, including an unreleased recording of the beloved hymn Jerusalem, selections from his newest release American Standard (to be released February 28th), as well as new original scoring by Taylor specially recorded for Break Shot and more. Recorded in his home studio, TheBarn in western Massachusetts, Taylor tells the deeply personal story of his youth."