Emerson Center, Vero Beach 7PM
Livingston “Liv” Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” the last two also recorded by his brother James Taylor, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres on guitar or piano; folk, pop, gospel, jazz; and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances. A full professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, where he teaches a Stage Performance course, Taylor exudes a warmth that connects him to his fans. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge. His moving rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” begins in a voice barely above a whisper and the entire audience is invited to join in with delicate and loving devotion to him and the academy award-winning song. Livingston Taylor’s entire performance reminds us all that we too can dare to have our dreams come true by simply wishing on a star.
Jonathan Edwards boasts a highly respected four decade filled repertoire that includes such classics as “Sunshine (Go Away Today),”and “Sometimes in the Morning.” It is said that the way that Jonathan Edwards commands the stage demonstrates that he’s been playing for many years, and his ease and confidence performing his folk tunes is a real sign of his genuine talent and skill. This is one veteran performer who is neither grizzled nor nostalgic. An artist who measures his success by his ability to attract and take good care of an audience, Jonathan maintains that it is the feedback he receives after his shows that keeps him going. Audience will recognize an outward maturity and an inner, youthful exuberance combined in an intense and contagious love of life. Between guitar and harmonica, Edwards’ concerts create an environment that make his singing seem effortless with a spontaneous natural occurrence of peace, love and understanding through the gift of music.
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