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Ben Taylor Fall Tour Announced, New Album - Listening - Out On 8.14
· Toddstar on July 31 2012 02:41:37
Tour News


New Studio Album, Listening, Set For Release On August 14, 2012

Singer-songwriter Ben Taylor has announced his U.S. fall tour dates kicking off on September 12th in Scottsdale, AZ and wrapping on October 21st in Morgantown, WV (Full Tour Dates below).  Tickets on sale now HERE.  Taylor will tour in support of his forthcoming new full-length studio album, Listening (Sun Pedal Recordings/ILG), set for release on August 14, 2012.  Ben recently performed on Good Day New York and is confirmed for NPR’s Tell Me More around album release.

Taylor has previewed two songs of the album thus far, listen here:
“Worlds Are Made Of Paper” at AOL Spinner
“Oh Brother” at Rolling Stone.

is the follow up to Taylor’s critically acclaimed 2008 release The Legend Of Kung Folk - Part 1 (the Killing Bite).  His latest effort seamlessly merges the sounds and styles of folk, pop, soul, urban, reggae and country/western, running the gamut from sonically spacious acoustic numbers to multi-layered vocals and fresh beats.  Pre-order Listening at  iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.

Ben Taylor’s music is marked by a noted honesty and authenticity of feeling, starting with his tuneful and expressive voice, the kind of voice that makes its impact with the smallest turn of a whispered phrase. His memorable melodies, immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics have been captivating fans since the moment he embarked on this journey ten years ago.   As the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, Ben has led a life so far in which music has always played a central role. His wit and skill as a singer-songwriter showcases an artist who is comfortable both in his own skin and with his impressive musical legacy.   His acclaimed previous releases comprise his debut album 2003’s Famous Among The Barns, 2005’s Another Run Around The Sun, and 2008’s The Legend of Kung Folk, Part 1 (The Killing Bite).   Highlights from his previous albums include appearances on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The CBS Early Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and Howard Stern.  Ben also made his acting debut with a recurring role on NBC’s American Dreams and has appeared in the pages of People Magazine, Vogue and even on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.  His reviews and raves have been steady for over a decade now with more to come. Ben Taylor has previously toured with Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler and Ziggy Marley among others.

Ben Taylor Tour Dates
August 16 – Martha's Vineyard, MA - Dreamland (Record Release Party)
August 18 – Portland, ME – BullMoose Records     (In Store Performance)
August 19 – Stonington, CT – Jonathan Edwards Winery

September 12 –Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
September 13 – West Hollywood, CA – Largo at Coronet Theater
September 14 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing
September 15 – San Francisco, CA – Yoshi's
September 16 – Mill Valley, CA – 142 Throckmorton Theatre
September 19 – Portland, OR – Mission Theater
September 20 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music
September 21 – Kirkland, WA – Kirkland Performance Center
September 22 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre
September 23 – Jackson Hole, WY – Jackson Hole Center for the Arts
September 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
September 25 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
September 26 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
September 28 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s * opening for Dwight Yokkam
September 29 – Minneapolis, MN – TBA

October 01 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
October 02 – Evanston, IL – Space
October 03 – Warrendale, PA – JRG Live!
October 04 – State College, PA – State Theatre
October 05 – Natick, MA – The Center For Arts in Natick
October 06 – Rockland, ME – The Strand Theatre
October 07 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground - Showcase Room
October 08 – New York, NY – TBA
October 09 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
October 10 – Vienna, VA – Barns of Wolf Trap
October 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother
October 13 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
October 14 – Roanoke, VA – TBA
October 15 – Lexington, KY – Woodsongs Radio Show
October 17 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
October 18 – Knoxville, TN – The Square Room
October 19 – Decatur, GA – TBA
October 20 – Charlotte, NC – TBA
October 21– Morgantown, WV – West Virginia University - Mountain Stage

**Grace Weber opening act for Ben Taylor dates October 1 - 12

Watch Taylor Perform New Song FOX’s Good Day New York HERE

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