Response by Fr. Thomas Keating and Br. David Steindl-Rast
October 14, 2012 at 1:30PM- 3:30PM
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Marriott Copley Boston
(It is recommended that you arrive early to allow yourself ample of time for security. Please be seated in the auditorium by 1PM)
James 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. In 1971, Taylor was on the cover of Time magazine, heralded as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era. Four decades later his warm baritone, introspective lyrics and unique guitar playing still blaze a path to which young musicians aspire. He has sold more than 50 million albums throughout his career and has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards and five GRAMMY Awards. His songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life: “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,” “Copperline,” “Enough to be On Your Way,” “Caroline I See You,” and many more.
In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past two years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement. In 2012, he was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2011, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. Both medals are their nation’s highest honors for artistic excellence recognizing “outstanding achievements and support of the arts.” In 2011, Taylor was also honored with a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, which consisted of four concert evenings presented by Carnegie Hall and featuring Taylor and personally selected musical guests.
Raised in North Carolina, Taylor lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Caroline, and their twins, Henry and Rufus.
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-Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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-Please arrive early. Allow yourself ample of time to go through security.
-Refrain from bringing large bags and bagpacks. They will not be permitted.
Through the generosity of many, we were pleased to provide free and low cost tickets to students of Boston Public Schools, colleges, and universities. Given the high demands from all quarters and limited seatings, we had to restrict the distribution of tickets to those who responded first. We will make the videos of the events available in time.