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James Taylor and His All-Star Band toperform on July 3 & 4 as part of the 2023 Tanglewood Season

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Tickets for James Taylor at Tanglewood go on sale January 31

Complete Details of the 2023 Tanglewood Season Will Be Announced on Wednesday, February 1

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James Taylor returns to Tanglewood with his All-Star Band for performances on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, 2023 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. Proceeds from this July 4 concert will be donated by Kim and James Taylor to support Tanglewood.

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," "Sheda Little Light," among others, have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life. In early 2020, Taylor released Break Shot, a deeply personal and authentic audio-only memoir detailing his first 21 years. He also released his newest album, American Standard, his 19th studio album, which earned Taylor the 2021 Grammy Award for Best TraditionalPop Vocal Album and gave him the honor of being the first artist to have a Billboard Top 10 album in each of the past six decades. Mr. Taylor, who regularly performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the festival 30 times since his first performance there in 1974.

Tickets for the July 3 & 4 concerts by James Taylor, priced from $32 (lawn tickets) to $150, go on sale January 31 at 888-266-1200 or www.tanglewood.org. Tanglewood-this country's preeminent summer music festival and the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra-is located in the Berkshire Hills between Stockbridge and Lenox, Mass. Further details regarding the 2023 Tanglewood season are scheduled for release on February 1.

James Taylor Bio

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 50 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course ofhis celebrated songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards since the release of his self-titled debut album in 1968. In 2015, Taylor released Before This World, the first-ever #1 album of his illustrious career. Taylor has won multiple GRAMMY Awards, has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and the prestigious Songwriters Halls of Fame and in February 2006, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciencesselected him its MUSICARES Person of the Year. Taylor was also awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2012. In November of 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation's highest civilian honor and in December of 2016 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts. In early 2020 Taylor released Break Shot, a deeply personal and authenticaudio-only memoir detailing his first 21 years. He also released his newest album, American Standard, his 19th studio album, which earned Taylor the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and gave him the honor of being the first artistto have a Billboard Top 10 album in each of the past six decades.

James and his wife, Kim, live in the Berkshires with their twin sons, Henry and Rufus.
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