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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.

American Standard: An Update

American Standard will be released next Friday. So far, three singles have been released. James has been busy with publicity for the new album (and Break Shot), including a visit to the UK for interviews on for example BBC radio. In a number of these interviews he mentioned the plan is to return to the UK for concert early next year.

To celebrate the release of the album, James Taylor and band, including John Pizzarelli, will perform a live show for iHeartRadio Icons on Thursday February 27th. The show will be live streamed on YouTube here. On Friday February 28th James will be a guest on Good Morning America (ABC). Finally, American Standard is named album of the week by BBC radio 2, meaning a new song will be played on the Ken Bruce show every day.

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.