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Jonathan Edwards and Friends, Celebrating His First 50 Years In Music

Infinity Hartford

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Fri, November 10, 2017
Hartford, CT
Show at 8:30 PM

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Price: $39 - $59

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Pop/Folk / Singer-Songwriter
Jonathan Edwards and Friends, Celebrating His First 50 Years In Music

Hello Everybody! On the occasion of my celebration of 50 years in music, we are mounting a show at the beautiful Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT on November 10th, 2017. We're going to call it, Jonathan Edwards and Friends, Celebrating His First 50 Years in Music, Featuring Livingston Taylor, Jon Pousette Dart and More. I am inviting many of the musicians and friends that were with me from the beginning and continue to stay close. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Jonathan Edwards

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www.jonathanedwards.net/general/home.php

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Artist Bio

These days Jonathan is likely to be found on the road. I've been...doing what I do best, which is playing live in front of people. I've been concentrating on that and loving it," he says.

An artist who measures his success by his ability to attract and take good care of an audience for four decades, Jonathan maintains that it is the feedback he receives after his shows that keeps him going.  “It is really gratifying to hear [someone say], ‘Your stuff has meant a lot to me over the years.’”The “stuff” he’s referring to is a highly respected repertoire that includes such classics as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,”  “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” and everyone’s favorite ode to putting a good buzz on, “Shanty.”  And then, of course, there’s the anthemic “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” that fierce proclamation of protest and independence that resonated with thousands and thousands of frustrated and angry young men and women when it was first released in 1971.  Almost 40 years later, at show after show, the song continues to be embraced by faithful followers and new fans alike.

Since 1971, Jonathan has released 15 albums, including Blue Ridge, his standard-setting collaboration with bluegrass favorites the Seldom Scene, and Little Hands, his collection of children’s songs, which was honored with a National Library Association award. 

As for album #16, Jonathan says, “Young people that are getting back to the land and trying to get off the power grid encourage me.  My next studio album will reflect some of those themes.”  With that in mind, it’s no surprise that he closes each night’s show with these heartfelt lyrics:

Calling all dreamers and optimistic fools
Don't let go of your dream, make it now, make it all come true
If you believe in a brighter day
I know we can find our way
To this island, in a starry ocean
Poetry in motion, this island earth
A beautiful oasis for all human races
The only home that we know, this island earth.

Livingston Taylor

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www.livtaylor.com

With a performance schedule of nearly 80 shows per year and a career that spans four decades, this prolific singer/songwriter is treasured for his warm demeanor and well-crafted songs. He has collaborated with folk legends Carly Simon, Vince Gill, and his brother, James Taylor—who has also recorded Livingston’s Top 40 hits “I Can Dream of You” and “I Will Be in Love.”

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen, beginning a forty-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at 18 and has continued to create well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

From top-forty hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman” both recorded by his brother James, Livingston’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 to touching ballads.

Livingston has never stopped performing since those early coffeehouse days, touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull, and he maintains a busy concert schedule of over eighty shows a year. 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.

As a full professor at Berklee College of Music since 1989, Livingston shares his experiences and knowledge of professional touring with young artists, just beginning to hone their skills. His course, Stage Performance (I and II) is one of the most popular at the College, and it gives him the ideal forum in which to impart the lessons learned through his own career to a new generation of musicians. His book, Stage Performance, is drawn from those classes.

Similar Artists:

James Taylor, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Jonathan Edwards, Dan Fogelberg

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