The singer/songwriter announces a September/October tour in support of his new album coming out next month.
Ben Taylor’s new album, Listening, drops Aug. 14 on Sun Pedal Recordings / ILG. Described as incorporating various musical genres including folk, pop, urban, reggae and country western, the disc is being hailed as the worthy follow up to his critically acclaimed 2008 release, The Legend of Kung Folk – Part 1 (The Killing Bite).
While Taylor’s upcoming tour is scheduled for the fall months, the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon does have a few dates in August. He’ll appear at a record release party for Listening scheduled for Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., at Dreamland Aug. 16. Next up is an in-store performance at Bull Moose Records in Portland, Maine, Aug. 18 followed by a gig in Stonington, Conn., at Jonathan Edwards Winery Aug. 19.
The serious traveling begins in Scottsdale, Ariz., with Taylor playing almost every night until he reaches Morgantown, W.Va. Stops along the way include San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, New York City and Nashville.
Sept. 12 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Martini Ranch
Sept. 13 – Los Angeles, Calif., Largo
Sept. 14 – San Diego, Calif., Lafayette Hotel ("San Diego Music Thing")
Sept. 15 – San Francisco, Calif., Yoshi's SF
Sept. 16 – Mill Valley, Calif., Throckmorton Theatre
Sept. 19 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Mission Theater
Sept. 20 – Bellingham, Wash., Wild Buffalo House Of Music
Sept. 21 – Kirkland, Wash., Kirkland Performance Center
Sept. 22 – Boise, Idaho, Egyptian Theatre
Sept. 23 – Jackson Hole, Wyo., Performing Arts Center
Sept. 24 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The State Room
Sept. 25 – Aspen, Colo., Belly Up Aspen
Sept. 26 – Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater
Sept. 28 Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah's Casino - Stir Concert Cove (Appearing with Dwight Yoakam)
Oct. 1 – Ann Arbor, Mich., The Ark
Oct. 2 – Evanston, Ill., SPACE
Oct. 3 – Warrendale, Pa., Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Oct. 4 – State College, Pa., State Theatre
Oct. 5 – Natick, Mass., Center for Arts in Natick
Oct. 6 – Rockland, Maine, Strand Theatre
Oct. 7 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground - Showcase Lounge
Oct. 8 – New York City, N.Y., TBA
Oct. 9 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
Oct. 10 – Vienna, Va., Barns At Wolf Trap
Oct. 12 – Virginia Beach, Va., Jewish Mother
Oct. 13 – Charlottesville, Va., The Southern
Oct. 14 – Roanoke, Va., TBA
Oct. 17 – Nashville, Tenn., 3rd & Lindsley
Oct. 18 – Knoxville, Tenn., The Square Room
Oct. 19 – Decatur, Ga., TBA
Oct. 20 – Charlotte, N.C., TBA
Oct. 21 – Morgantown, W.Va., Creative Arts Center (Mountain Stage)
Grace Weber opens Oct. 1-12.
Some shows may already be on sale. Visit BenTaylorMusic.com for more information.