Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Favorites on Tour

I think I've mentioned before that James Taylor is my favorite solo artist and Carole King is another big favorite of mine.

For those of you who are fans, here's some great news: the two of them will be going on tour next year, billed as a reunion of the tour they did back in 1971.

I had the good fortune of seeing them, along with Jo Mama, at the Anaheim Convention Center back in March of that year and what a great concert it was.

It's wonderful that they will be touring again but what makes it even better is that they will be backed up by some of the musicians from that 1971 tour, too: like Danny Kortchmar ("Kootch"), Leland Sklar and Russ Kunkel, three incredibly talented people.

The tour begins overseas and then comes back here, beginning with the Hollywood Bowl on May 14. You can see the tour dates as scheduled so far by clicking here. Tickets go on sale November 23.

Now I am really excited about this. James Taylor's and Carole King's music is like the soundtrack for my life! When I listen to their songs, it's not just the memories from the time when I'd play them over and over, it's the feeling inside from back in those days, too. Like sitting in my room in the 10th and 11th grades, listening to the Sweet Baby James album, lighting courtesy of the Lava Lamp sitting on a table between the speakers.

With so many years gone by since those days, maybe physically the situation is reversed then than now, when he sang,

With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go..

But my mind still feels exactly like the way the lyric was written.

That's the scoop for the day - see, there's something worth reading about on this blog!

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