JAN 21, 2013 – James Taylor did an awesome version of "America the Beautiful" today at President Barack Obama's second inauguration, showing he still can do some of the best harmonies. Watch below.
DEC 8, 2012 – James Taylor, who played at the DNC in Charlottesville, NC and was a HUGE supporter of President Barack Obama, held a luncheon at the National Press Club yesterday (DEC 7) here in DC and discussed what motivated him to go out and do all that stump work for Obama to try to get him re-elected. “I was hugely motivated … by eight years of Cheney-Bush," adding that he felt the Iraq war was, "unpardonable. I felt that it was inept, corrupt and opaque.” He called the conservative effort to restrict voting as a "solution without a problem", and cites the need for Republicans to work with the Democrats to help us solve our fiscal crisis. But Mr. Taylor does NOT think raising the eligibility age for Medicare, cutting Social Security or other social programs is the way to solve our crisis. "We may have to over the cliff." Read more on TrailBlazersBlog.DallasNews.com here, and also on Go.Bloomberg.com here. Thanks to C Larson on YouTube for the video below of James Taylor singing "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony he was also in town for. (Photo credit: CC/Paul Keleher)
AUG 12, 2012 – Last week at the DNC Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, musical activist James Taylor performed live on stage in support of President Obama and even said to the crowd, "I don't get it. I'm an old white guy, and I love Barack Obama!" and the crowd erupted into cheers. Watch some video clips below of James from the DNC Convention below, from his remarks, to his performance.
AUG 6, 2012 – James Taylor played today at the Democratic National Convention, and Talking Points Memo reported that Mr. Taylor motioned towards an empty chair waiting for him and he said, "I know it's an empty chair. Makes you nervous doesn't it?".
Viewers have reported that he also said, "I don't get it, I am an old white guy and I love Obama!" JTMP will post the video of James Taylor's performance when it comes available so check back. (photo credit: CC/Joella Marano)