Janis Ian with Livingston Taylor
|When:||Buy Tickets March 14, 2013 @ 8:00 pm|
|Cost:||$28 | $36 | $42 | $50|
|Category:||North Shore Feature Series|
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An intimate evening of incredible song with two of folk music’s great un-sung heroes!
Hitting the stage first is Janis Ian!
Janis Ian is a formidable music talent–a force of nature. The great Ella Fitzgerald once called her “The best young singer in America”. Chet Atkins said, “Singer? You ought to hear that girl play guitar–she gives me a run for my money!” At the age of thirteen, Ian released her first and controversial hit single, “Society’s Child”, about a forbidden interracial romance that reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for its significance to American music history. Ian is perhaps most recognized for her 1975 Chart-topping hit song, “At Seventeen”, which not only won her two Grammys, sold over a million copies; but led to a period of unbridled success that gave her number one records in every Western country and landed her as the first musical guest on the inaugural broadcast of Saturday Night Live. A 1993 comeback with the album Breaking Silence marked a personal road marker that also earned her a ninth Grammy.
Livingston Taylor is the brother of singer-songwriter James Taylor and a faculty member at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. He picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen, beginning a forty-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. 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.