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James Taylor at Hollywood Bowl

Why see James Taylor?

Sweet Baby, it's James!

A true legend associated with Californian folk-rock, James Taylor is one of the most personal and intimate songwriters, who continues to make fresh, new artistic triumphs a mere forty years after his breakthrough album.

In a career that started off with a bang in 1960's NYC, by way of Swingin' London and a cool collaboration with the Beatles, it was 1970 that brought Sweet Baby James (and his eponymous record) to public notice, displaying an epic and haunting maturity that seemed far beyond his 22 years and leading to his becoming part of a peerless group that defined that era, including Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and many more. More recently he has inspired and worked with country mega-star Taylor Swift.

Expect such hits from the five-time Grammy Award Winner as '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', in an always incredible performance.

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May 29


Customer reviews

47 reviews, average rating: (4.6 Stars)

Jeannie L.

Never Disappoints

JT at the Arts Center was my first concert. I was 16 years old and it was a magical summer night. Here I am 50 years later at the same venue, listening to James again. Equally as mesmerizing. He’s funny, he knows what his fans love to hear, and he truly enjoys what he does. No one can match that beautiful voice. Great night. ... Read more

Susan Fichner

How Sweet He Is

I have see James Taylor in concert more than two dozen times in the last 55 years and every time is the BEST! Saw him last evening with a packed crowd at Riverbend in Cincinnati where the temperature was 90 degrees with equal humidity. It was HOT! That did not stop the over-the-hill, James Taylor lovin' audience from leaping to their feet and applauding James and his All-star band with sincere appreciation for a lifetime of incredible music. What struck me most (we had pretty up close seats & the monitors were great) was the look on JT's face. You could almost read his mind. He appeared to be so darn grateful (maybe even a little surprised) at the the size of the crowd standing up and loving on him with their cheers. He encored with two songs and the first just said it ALL. The world is a crazy, mess-up place right now but he and his band had everyone on their feet singing "Shed a little Light". It could not have been a better choice for a Cincinnati crowd – a crowd from a place where life is just about as NORMAL as you can get. The camera panned a crowd of hard-working, fun-loving, 50-75 year old normal folks that were REALLY happy to be singing along with a song of hope. His son Henry Taylor is now one of his singers and he saved the last song for a duo with him. Again, you could almost read his mind. After a long, amazing career as an entertainer, I get to tour with my son and end each concert singing a duet with him. It doesn't get any better than this! I don't know how much longer this 75 year old music hero can keep this up-- I mean he used to do gymnastics on the stage during Steam Roller and he barely hopped last evening – but I bet he continues as long as he can because he makes it NOT look like work. How Sweet IT IS!! Thank you JT. You are one-of-a-kind. ... Read more


Of all the concerts attended

Of all the concerts attended in my 66 years , BY FAR , this was one of the very best . I lost track , were there 3 or were there 4 encores . THANK YOU MISTER JAMES TAYLOR !!! ... Read more

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