Iconic singer-songwriters James Taylor and Jackson Browne are teaming up for a summer tour that will come to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, July 7; and the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, July 10. Other stops will include the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., July 8.
Each ticket will include a download of Taylor’s new album, American Standard, which will be released on Feb. 28. The album features songs from the Great American Songbook, including “My Blue Heaven,” “Moon River,” “God Bless the Child,” “Pennies From Heaven” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.”
Browne is featured on a new album, Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1, that is due out Jan. 31. It’s a collaborative project also featuring Paul Beaubrun, Habib Koité, Jenny Lewis, Raúl Rodríguez, Jonathan Russell and Jonathan Wilson, with members of the Haitian roots band Lakou Mizik. According to the Artists for Peace and Justice website, the album “interweaves North American Indie Rock with beats and percussion of Haitian Vodou, Spanish and Malian guitar, Flamenco Tres, and includes songs in English, Creole, Khassonké, Manding and Spanish. Let the Rhythm Lead celebrates the work of Artists for Peace and Justice in Haiti, and was recorded at the Artists Institute on the island’s southern coast in the town of Jacmel. Proceeds will benefit Artists for Peace and Justice and the Artists Institute of Jacmel, Haiti.”
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