Tuesday, July 15, 2008

James Taylor comes to Calgary

For those of you who read my blog, you know that from time to time I comment on great concerts that I've caught. I love seeing live music, and James Taylor has been a big favorite of mine for years. When I was taking fingerstyle guitar lessons from the late Dan DeVries, we worked on many James Taylor guitar arrangements that I learned to play and still play today.
THE VERY DAY I moved up to Canada from the Chicago area was the same day James Taylor was playing in Chicago. I really wanted to go but for obvious reasons it wasn't going to happen. As I drove out of Chicago I passed the venue where he was playing. Talk about painful!
Well, James Taylor finally "smartened up" and for the first time in his career he came to Calgary this past weekend. He brought with him a lot of musicians who have been with him for decades. I was lucky enough to get a floor seat 16 rows back in a venue which seats thousands of people. The concert was fantastic, I was so happy to finally get to see him in concert.