Carole King & James Taylor at The Troubadour
Sunday, Feb. 28, at 9:30 PM
Also airs Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2:30 PM and Wednesday, March 3, at 1:30 AM & 8 PM
The Troubadour is a historic performance venue located in West Hollywood, California. Some of the most notable, era-defining musicians of modern times have played at the theater, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen, among many others.
In 2007, to honor the venue’s 50th anniversary, iconic singer-songwriters Carole King and James Taylor reunited to celebrate their first performance together at the revered music institution 36 years before.
Performing with members of their original band “The Section”—including guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bassist Leland Sklar and drummer Russell Kunkel—King and Taylor perform hit after hit. From “So Far Away,” and “Carolina in My Mind,” to “It’s Too Late,” and “Something in the Way She Moves,” the duo’s playlist is a collection of greatest hits that are instantly recognizable. The intimate setting allows the crowd to really connect with the introspective lyrics, reacting with huge applause to such classics as “Fire and Rain” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”
The program is filled with moving stories behind the songs as well as details on King and Taylor’s storied friendship. As King describes it: “Whatever magic we seem to have, we just connect musically and as friends too.”