, James Taylor got hit by the music kick at a young age, starting with the cello as a young James Taylor. After attending the well to do prep academy
, James Taylor met a man named Danny Kortchmar. Together these two came together with both of their musical backgrounds to make sweet folk music. After dropping out of school and starting a music group, The Corsayers, with his brother, James Taylor was diagnosed with depression at a young age and sent to
Yet, being committed didn't stop James Taylor from making his music and playing his guitar. He graduated high school in the hospital, left his first group, and banned together with Kortchmar and Joel O'Brien to become the Flying Machine. James Taylor and his friends newly founded band was soon signed my Rainy Day Records, but did not reach much success.
After a deadly addiction to heroin, moves to and from
, and a motorcycle accident that put James Taylor out of playing his tunes for a while, he never lost his passion for music and soft tunes.
After recovering from it all, James Taylor was signed by Warner Bros. Records in the 70's and his second album, Sweet baby James, was a hit. James saw much success in the 70's, but with the 80's came more problems with drugs. James Taylor married for a second time, began touring quite often, and in 1998 his album Hourglass won a Grammy for Best Pop Album.
In 2001, James Taylor married again to Caroline Smedvig, to which they now have twin sons in
. October Roads was a massive hit, and James Taylor became very active in environmental causes, as well as participating in the 2004 "Vote for Change" tour, fully supporting the causes of John Kerry.
With television appearances such as playing himself in an episode of The West Wing, and CMT's Crossroads, James Taylor's days and years were looking up and beautiful in comparison to his once dark and deadly days of depression and addiction. He is a true American dreamer, who got thrown many hard punches in life, but took them all and always had his music as his beautiful outlet to thankfully share with the world.
To see James Taylor in concert is not only to hear his music and lyrics first hand with such soul and heart in them, but to see a man who has been so low, and never stopped believing. It is a truly inspiring and touching live concert and who knows when an opportunity like this will arise in music history again. Stay updated on all ticket information and mark your territory at the next live concert of the remarkable James Taylor.