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James Taylor to Perform at the MACC

April 11, 2013
The Maui Weekly

On Friday, April 12, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will welcome five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor and his legendary band to the Yokouchi Pavilion/A&B Amphitheater.

Taylor's music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. His warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music, and his distinctive style of guitar playing has influenced us for more than 40 years. In 1971, he was featured on the cover of Time magazine as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era.

He's a master at describing situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere and through every record--his breakthrough album in 1970, "Sweet Baby James," delivering his first Top 10 hit, "Fire and Rain;" then "Mud Slide Slim" and "Blue Horizon," with the No. 1 single, "You've Got a Friend," written by his longtime friend Carole King.

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On Friday, April 12, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will welcome James Taylor and his legendary band to the Yokouchi Pavilion/A&B Amphitheater.

In 1975, "Gorilla" featured two more major hits with "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" and "Mexico."

Taylor continued to release a string of critically praised and commercially successful albums: the double-platinum "JT" in 1977; Flag (1979); "Dad Loves His Work" (1981); "That's Why I'm Here" (1985); "Never Die Young" (1988); "New Moon Shine" (1991); "Hourglass" (1998); and "October Road" (2002).

The hit songs from this parade are endless: "Country Road," "Shower the People," "Your Smiling Face," "Carolina In My Mind" and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight."

For his artistic accomplishments, Taylor has been honored with the 1998 Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest accolade for distinguished creative achievement. In 2000, he was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2011, and in 2012, he was awarded France's distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Tickets are $50, $65, $85 and $110 for premium seats (plus applicable fees). The food & beverage area opens at 4:30 p.m., gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469) or go online to MauiArts.org.

 
 
 

 

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