ALPHARETTA, Ga. Songwriting legend James Taylor performed to a nearly sold out show Aug. 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. His music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. For more than forty years Taylor has been a compass for his fans, articulating moments of pain and joy, and letting his listeners know that they are not alone.
In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past few years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement. Although Taylor took taking a touring hiatus in 2013 to continue work on a new album, he added a private concert for the victim families of Newtown, Connecticut, a memorial service for MIT Officer Sean Collier and an appearance at The One Fund benefit concert in Boston. He was also a featured performer at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in January.