My friend, James Taylor

After several months of counting down to the concert,  I finally got to go and see my favourite EVER musician, James Taylor, at the Vector Arena on Saturday night.  I’ve loved James Taylor’s music since my dad introduced me to it about six or seven years ago and I’d always hoped that I’d get to see him live in concert.  I’ve been to a lot of concerts over the years but James Taylor and Carole King’s Troubadour Reunion concert is the best by far.  Although I’m not a huge fan of Carole King’s it was great to see her belt out her hits and her duets with James were amazing.  I could have easily listened to both of them sing for the rest of the evening and judging from the several standing ovations and numerous encores, so could the rest of the audience. 

Watching and listening to James perform some of my favourite songs, such as Fire and Rain, Sweet Baby James, You’ve Got a Friend, and a hilarious performance of the Blues-inspired Steamroller, was an experience I’ll never forget.

James Taylor is one of those singers that make me feel great every time I listen to him.  The feeling that his songs and his mellow voice invoke are hard to describe but they just make me feel good about life and I know that if I’ve had a bad day or I’m feeling down, James Taylor can pick me back up again. 

Are there any musicians or songs that have a similar connection for you?