James Taylor with his All-Star Band
Popular Artists Series
Koussevitzky Music Shed
- Lenox, MA
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James Taylor returns to Tanglewood with his All-Star Band for performances on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 each at 8 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The July 4 concert will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.
Singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt will join James Taylor on stage as a surprise guest for both performances.
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. His iconic songs, including "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," among others, have had a profound influence on songwriters
and music lovers from all walks of life. Mr. Taylor, who regularly
performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the
festival 25 times since his first performance there in 1974.
As in past years, Kim and James Taylor will donate proceeds from the July 4 performance to Tanglewood.