Thomas Earl performs at the Philipstown Depot Theatre

On Saturday, Sept. 24, BMI recording artist, Thomas Earl, will perform a celebration of the music of James Taylor as part of the Music Tracks series.  This program is one of a series called,  By and Inspired by: Celebration of America’s Greatest Songwriters.  According to Earl, the producer of the series and one of the performing artists, “This project is based on the premise that there is clearly a continuing interest in great American songwriters, particularly from the 1960-1980s. There is not only a demographic of older listeners who relate to, and want to hear these songs again, but a new generation of young listeners who are discovering this great music for the first time. Secondly, there continues to be a strong interest in live music performance, and hearing favorite classics in a new and fresh environment can be extremely appealing to music fans.” A unique element of the programs is that they will not only include live celebrations of classic songs, but also new original music inspired by those songs.

The James Taylor Celebration will include performances of such classic hits as Fire and Rain, Sweet Baby James and You’ve Got a Friend.  Earl will be joined by Cold Spring resident Mike Larocco on percussion, along with special guests.  Earl is a former Cold Spring resident who moved to upstate New York three years ago.  The show will be a homecoming of sorts, as this is his first full performance here in three years.

Tickets for the show are $12 adults/$10 seniors and children. More info is available at the Depot Theatre website. Advance tickets are recommended and are available at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the Depot Theatre at 845-424-3900.

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