Concert of the day: James Taylor
Forget for a moment the bald head. His and your husband's.
Never mind that James Taylor just turned 61, and that you might be a few years older. He rocked you through your first breakup with Fire and Rain. And sealed that perfect summer with that perfect guy: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You). What a drag when he broke up with Carly Simon. What duo would ever have as much sultry fun with Mockingbird?
Sweet Baby James is forever the guy in blue jeans and work shirt with the chestnut brown hair, parted in the middle, skirting the shoulders. The voice hasn't changed. Dripping honey, it's still as sweet as ever.
We love him for the '70s oldies but the new stuff is pretty hot, too. Hourglass, October Road and the just-released Covers affirm his place on the high shrine of singer-songwriters.
He's a steamroller, baby. Hair or not.
Tickets are $86 and he'll be hitting up Ruth Eckerd Hall tonight at 8 p.m.
-- Janet K. Keeler