Taylor, at the age of 5, moved with his family to North Carolina when his physician father took a teaching post at the University of North Carolina Medical School and who was later to become its dean. They lived in the home for twenty years until the children were grown. The guest house on the property was a favorite hangout for James, his siblings and his friends and his initials are still carved into the deck. James experienced some rocky teen years while at boarding school in Massachusetts, was hospitalized for depression at age 17, and a serious drug addiction while living in New York City, but recovered after his father took him back home to North Carolina. When Taylor left North Carolina for good to pursue his music career, many of the songs he wrote related to this place he called home, especially Carolina On My Mind he wrote in when he was working and homesick in Europe. From troubled teenager to one of the best selling artists of all time, Taylor worked with the best in the business, continued to grow his fan base and married Carly Simon in After the wedding he took two years away from recording and the couple had two children. He resumed doing albums in with huge success from which many of the singles, some in duet with Carly, became number one hits. By , Taylor and Simon had grown apart and were divorced in After hitting some low spots after the divorce, Taylor rebounded and has continued making albums including his best seller, Before This World.
Welcome to James Taylor Homes
He points to an air compressor. Jimmy sends me lots of tools—he sent me that vice grip and a soldering iron. But this one really has me stumped. Toward the rear of the workshop through a door, Taylor shows off his storage room, filled with trunks of all sizes, enough almost to fill a semitrailer. Inside are instruments and sound equipment, the tools of the trade when Taylor is on tour.
‘Let’s Get Axes and Mama’
James Vernon Taylor born March 12, is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Taylor achieved his breakthrough in with the No. Following his album, JT , he has retained a large audience over the decades.
Simon, or Mama C. Hiller, in a house next door. They were strewn over a pair of plump green velvet sofas in front of a crackling fire — it was that cold — to practice for a performance they would give in the Berkshires earlier this month, though the men kept wandering outside, despite the pouring rain, for recreational breaks. Taylor founded half a dozen years ago. Paintings by fifth-grade students have been reinterpreted by artists from around the world in different forms from music to perfume to poetry. This artistic game of telephone, as Ms. Taylor puts it, is also the basis of an educational program she has developed that focuses on empathy and perception.