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JB To Take Part in James Taylor Tribute

November 6th, 2006

“A Tribute to James Taylor” will air 8 p.m. Nov. 29 as part of many PBS stationsrun holiday pledge drives. Guests include Keith Urban, India.Arie, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Buffett and former President Bill Clinton.

From PBS.org:

With his gentle acoustic sound and insightful lyrics, James Taylor remains one of the most influential and beloved singer-songwriters to emerge from the popular music scene of the 1970s. In a career extending over three decades, Taylor’s musical craftsmanship has delighted critics and audiences alike. In recognition of his many achievements in music, as well as his philanthropic efforts, Taylor was honored in February 2006 as “Person of the Year” by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ MusiCares program. The all-star lineup of performers paying tribute to “Sweet Baby James” includes India Arie, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Jerry Douglas, Dr. John, Carole King, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Keith Urban.

The program premieres on November 29, 2006 (check local listings); watch for the launch of the Web companion in November 22, 2006.

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