Ben Taylor has toured with Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler and Ziggy Marley, but never his dad. The son of James Taylor and Carly Simon will be traveling through Middle America in support of his fourth album, Listening due early next year. Father and son will both play some solo songs as well as joining each other on stage, along with backing band Mike Landau, Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Babko and Chad Wackerman.
“People have always told me how much I sound like James Taylor,” Ben tells Paste, “and while I recognize the obvious similarities, I never felt as though that gave either of us of enough credit. I am looking forward to giving people the chance to examine the similarities and differences in our sound.”
James Taylor & Ben Taylor tour dates:
Feb. 26 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
Feb. 27 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
March 1 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre
March 2 Des Moines, IA Civic Center
March 4 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
March 5 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
March 11 Davenport, IA Adler Theatre
March 12 Cincinnati, OH Procter & Gamble Hall
Additional tour dates will be announced soon.