James Taylor Bethel Tickets
James Taylor is a talented vocalist and plays the guitar, along with the harmonica. He started his music career by being part of a short lived band, “The Flying Machine”. Although the band broke up after a year, it gave Taylor the determination to start a solo career. Plagued by problems such as drug abuse and depression, he had a turbulent start, to what eventually became a brilliant career. Billboard magazine recognized his artistic accomplishments and honored him with its most prestigious award, the 1998 Century Award. Apart from singing Taylor tried his hand at acting too, but he wasn’t very successful. Get James Taylor Bethel tickets and watch the skilled musician entrance the audience with his classical hits.
James Taylor is perhaps synonymous with the term singer-songwriter. In 1971, when he featured on the cover page of Time, he was referred to as the initiator of the singer-songwriter era. Taylor’s lyrics, which reflected his life experiences, coupled with his acoustic guitar offered the perfect ingredients for churning out charting singles and records. Having released sixteen albums, in a career that began in 1968, James Taylor has sold over hundred million albums. Till date he has received ten Grammy Award nominations, out of which he has won the award five times. He has won the award for Best Pop Album, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Pop Vocal Performance. Hear the award winning musician when he performs at the Bethel Woods Center, with James Taylor Bethel tickets.
In 1970, Taylor’s single “Fire and Rain”, which spoke about his experiences in mental institutions, reached number five spot on the charts. The studio album featuring this single, “Sweet Baby James” peaked at number three. Being Taylor’s second studio album, he had achieved quite a remarkable feat. Spurred on by the success, Taylor’s third studio album “Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon” reached number two spot on the charts. It set up Taylor as quite a popular artist in the pop and rock genre. His latest album, “Covers” which came out in 2009 was nominated for a Grammy Award as well, showing he still has the charm that made him popular all those years ago.