Folk artist Livingston Taylor performs Wisconsin-exclusive concert at Thrasher
Grammy-winning acoustic folk artist Livingston Taylor will be performing at the historic Thrasher Opera House in beautiful downtown Green Lake on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. With a career that spans four decades, Taylor, a prolific folk 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.”
Taylor was born in Boston in November of 1950, the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. He was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father, Isaac M. Taylor, was Dean of the medical school at the University of North Carolina.
Moving back to Boston to finish high school, Livingston stayed on to pursue his career in the music business. He had his first album in 1970, with multiple recordings since. He has written two children's books, Pajamas and Can I Be Good, and has toured this country extensively with artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Jethro Tull, working an average of one hundred to one hundred-twenty-five dates per year.
Livingston began teaching at Berklee School of Music in the summer of 1989, and was made full professor in 1997. He teaches a course of his own creation entitled "Stage Performance Techniques." This was the starting point for his latest book, Stage Performance, released by Pocket Books in 2000. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University for the academic years 2000-2003.
The Boston Music Award for "best folk and acoustic artist" has been awarded to Livingston, and he has been recognized for his contribution to American culture at the Celebration of North Carolina Artists. He is a friend and past presenter of the Reebok Human Rights Awards.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Accommodations provided by Heidel House Resort & Spa.
Tickets for this special concert are only $30 and available at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279, or online at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.