Jimmy Johnson to Join James Taylor for Summer Tour
Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor has announced he’ll hit the road this summer for a North American tour with his All-Star Band. The trek will begin on May 25th in Woodinville, Washington, and snake down to California before picking up again in June, where they will focus on the South and Northeast.
Taylor announced the 2023 All-Stars lineup and it’s a set of fantastic musicians. He’ll be joined by Kate Markowitz (vocals), Dorian Holley (vocals), Henry Taylor (vocals), Andrea Zonn (vocals/fiddle), Larry Goldings (piano), Michael Landau (guitar), Luis Conte (percussion), Michito Sanchez (percussion), drummer Steve Gadd, and bassist Jimmy Johnson.
Johnson, who is also noted for his work with jazz guitar innovator Allan Holdsworth, has been a mainstay of Taylor’s band for years after first working with him in 1990. He’s also featured on nine of the songwriter’s albums.
“The great vibe of this band and crew is a reflection of our boss – it comes from the top down,” Johnson says of the group. “It’s a pleasure to work with such a talented group of people sharing the goal of making good music for all to enjoy.”
During the lockdown in 2020, Johnson made a video introducing fans to his bass guitar. Check it out, and see if you can figure out the answer to his bass quiz:
James Taylor and his All-Star Band Tour Dates:
|May 25||Chateau Ste. Michelle||Woodinville, WA|
|May 26||Chateau Ste. Michelle||Woodinville, WA|
|May 28||Hayden Homes Amphitheater||Bend, OR|
|May 30||Stanford University – Frost Amphitheater||Palo Alto, CA|
|May 31||Santa Barbara Bowl||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Jun 13||Brandon Amphitheater||Brandon, MS|
|Jun 15||The Wharf Amphitheater||Orange Beach, AL|
|Jun 16||State Farm Arena||Atlanta, GA|
|Jun 18||Oak Mountain Amphitheatre||Birmingham, AL|
|Jun 20||Orion Amphitheater||Huntsville, AL|
|Jun 21||Riverbend Music Center||Cincinnati, OH|
|Jun 23||Soaring Eagle Outdoor Amphitheatre||Mt. Pleasant, MI|
|Jun 26||Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater||Bridgeport, CT|
|Jun 27||Maine Savings Amphitheater||Bangor, ME|
|Jun 29||Bethel Woods Center for the Arts||Bethel Woods, NY|
|Jul 1||TD Pavilion at The Mann||Philadelphia, PA|