James Taylor and Carole King put on an AMAZING show last night. As I said on FB, it's hard to believe that these voices have accompanied us for 40 years ~ our entire adult lives. When I was a senior in boarding school, the sounds of JT's Fire and Rain album echoed constantly through the hallways, and when my friends and I graduated, Carole King's Tapestry album followed us into the summer and the separate lives that were suddenly ours after years of life together 24/7. I still listen to JT all the time in the car.
Of course, there were moments. I used to sing "Rock-a-bye my sweet baby Josh" to my boy and he, like me, traversed the snow-covered turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston during his school years. And of course, I always thought that I would see him again. So there were portions of the concert in which I sat as still as I could in a cocoon of pain, not wanting to miss what I had to endure.
But on the whole, it was just a fabulous performance by two gifted and energized musicians and their talented band and back-up singers. Most fun: Photos on the screens from the 60s and 70s ~ when most folks had a lot more hair!
Don't miss this concert if it's still headed your way!