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Regis Hosts Award Winning Livingston Taylor for Major Concert at Fine Arts CenterOctober 13, 2017
Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
Regis Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St., Weston
Admission: $35 general public; $25 seniors, $25 students, $25 Regis faculty, staff and alumni; $15 Children under 12; $25 LLARC members; Regis students free with ID.
For tickets and more info call 781-768-7070
Boston’s venerated songwriter Livingston Taylor is coming to the Regis Fine Arts Center on Oct. 28. Taylor is celebrating his 50th year of making music and has recently released a new album titled “Safe Home.”
From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” the last two recorded by his brother James, Taylor’s creative output has continued unabated.
His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances.
Taylor has shared the stage with major artists such as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull, and he maintains a busy concert schedule, touring internationally.
Taylor’s concert at Regis will be a solo acoustic performance. He maintains a performance schedule of more than a hundred shows a year, delighting audiences with his unique brand of popular music which includes mostly original repertory from his thirteen albums.
He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connect him to his fans. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge, and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway.
In addition to his performance schedule, Taylor is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, passing on the extensive knowledge gained from his long career on the road to the next generation of musicians.
Taylor’s new album was recorded with a single microphone making the band appear right before you with a spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. He was supported by a world class band of Shelly Berg (piano), David Finck (bass), Bashiri Johnson (percussion), and Chelsea Berry (vocals), the album gives playful bend to musical classics like "Anything You Can Do", and also presents Livingston originals such as "I Must Be Doing Something Right.”