Hootenanny Night: Amateur Folksingers Take Over Coffee House for a Night
From the Gazette archives: a story about James Taylor appearing at a Hootenanny in 1963.
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Kennedy Center Honors for James Taylor
Sara Brown

James Taylor, the singer-songwriter who got his start as a teenager performing at cafes on the Vineyard, was celebrated Sunday as one of five 2016 Kennedy Center medal recipients.

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James Taylor to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Sara Brown

James Taylor, the singer/songwriter with deep Vineyard ties and an internationally-known voice, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Cinematic Take on Club Of Joni, James, Jackson

Last Monday night a dream of sitting down with James Taylor was auctioned off at the Possible Dreams fundraiser. It cost a pretty penny. For those of us whose available cash runs more to loose change, how about a trip back in time to see James Taylor when he was just starting out and wearing a mustache?

The movie is called Troubadours and it chronicles the intimate west Hollywood club that opened its doors in 1957 and set the stage for a number of future careers including Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and James Taylor.

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National Medal of Arts Goes to Mr. Taylor

Although no longer a frequent sight on the Vineyard, James Taylor is still a frequent visitor in the hearts (and ears) of many Islanders. Over the past five decades he has been a staple of popular music winning two Grammy awards and being inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2000.

And on Wednesday, March 3, Mr. Taylor was presented with a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

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