Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sweet Baby James Taylor at Verizon Arena

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click to enlarge BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson

James Taylor played Verizon last night. Anybody there?

Was it really 1970, on a 3 a.m. drive beneath the oaks arching over St. Charles Avenue, that  I first heard that bittersweet song about fire and rain? Anybody else have first-heard song moments? James Taylor's or anyone else? That's one of mine.

Another is "City of New Orleans," sitting outside a convenience store in Duson, La., right by the Southern Pacific railroad tracks. Summer night beer stop en route to Abbeville.

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    “This is a really big room you have here,” James Taylor noted early in his April 29 concert at Verizon Arena. But then he proceeded to perform and relate to the crowd like he was in a tiny coffeehouse. /more/
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