Fire & Rain: The James Taylor Experience
Fire & Rain – the James Taylor Experience (JTE) brings all of the timeless songs that have entertained generations and sold more than 40 million albums since being signed by the Beatles to their “Apple Records” label in 1968.
The members of Fire & Rain have been touring the country in various groups for the better part of the last 3 decades, and have now come together to pay tribute to this great music and the greatest singer/songwriter/guitarist the world has ever produced. The result is a night of fantastic songs, brilliant guitar-work, all fronted by Greg Pitts, a performer who’s look and sound will take you back to the early days of James Taylor’s career. Greg grew up on James Taylor and was a JT disciple on guitar and vocal all the way back to his youth when for the first time he met James at a concert at West Point, NY in 1981. This fortuitous meeting led Greg to spend years learning the distinctive finger-picking style employed by Taylor, incorporating it into his live performances. Since then Greg has performed the songs of James Taylor for appreciative crowds all over the world.
Audiences are taken back to the early days when “Fire & Rain,” “Carolina in My Mind,” and “Sweet Baby James,” were taking the country by storm, yielding 13 top-ten albums in a career that would include a top ten CD in 2010 with “Live at the Troubadour.” Fire & Rain – JTE draws these same dedicated fans to celebrate the live performance of songs that made up the soundtrack of their lives. The full live Fire & Rain concert performance also includes the rip-roaring, rocking tunes featured in James Taylor’s early live shows like “Steamroller,” “Mexico,” “Honey Don’t Leave LA,” and “Brother Trucker.”
Given Taylor’s catalogue of 13 top ten albums and over 20 charted hits, there is plenty to like in the James Taylor Experience, including “Handy Man, “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Shower the People,” and “How Sweet it is (to Be Loved By You).”
Whether you’re singing along to the songs you know by heart or dancing in the aisles with other pumped up fans, a night with Fire & Rain – The James Taylor Experience will be a night to remember for a long time.
Saturday, October 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
THANKS TO ALL FOR A GREAT 2013 FESTIVAL!