James Taylor Moore Square Sound Check

October, 21, 2008, by Jedidiah

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A few lucky fans were given a treat this morning in Moore Square, an intimate (and open) sound check by Mr. James Taylor. Around 10:30am, James Taylor took the stage (with his wife, who the crowd complimented on her Obama shirt) and played a couple of songs for the crowd, including Carolina in My Mind.

James Taylor plays today in support of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

photos by Sam Adams

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  • Matt
    10/21 04:33 PM

    Complimented her on her Obama shirt, are you kidding?  This is a joke, these entertainers need to keep their politcial views to themselves, who freaking cares about this guy, he has ALWAYS been overrated (Carly Simon is the only reason this guy has a career).

    Most Obama supporters:  voting for him, but you don’t have a clue.  The young people supporting him don’t even know why they are voting for him.  I have seen a number of interviews and have had conversations with them, no clue what he stands for (which is socialism - we cannot afford him in office at this time - he is CLUELESS on any issue, especially the military and foreigh affairs - he wants to meet with terrorists and raise taxes, great plan

  • Micah
    10/21 04:42 PM

    It has always been the case that part of the electorate votes for candidates without knowing a lot about them, but there are also a lot of us that are quite well informed.  It is part of the process.  Thank goodness we live in a place where we are free to have our own opinions about presidential candidates.  Even James Taylor can have an opinion, and he can voice it however he likes.  You can do the same.  You can also choose to disagree with him if you wish.  You can also choose to think he is overrated, but there are hundreds of thousands of fans that will happily disagree with you.

  • kyle
    10/21 04:50 PM

    angry republicans are funny…

  • 150
    10/21 05:00 PM

    Let’s be careful when throwing out words like “most” unless we have data to support it.  Most means >50%, don’t forget.

  • richardfoc
    10/21 05:37 PM

    I’m going to choose to ignore the political part of Matt’s post and focus on the James Taylor overrated part. Now JT might not be your cup of tea (he sure isn’t mine) and you are entitled to your opinion but let’s get real. To call somebody overrated is to imply that his/her fame or success far outstrips their talent. In the case of JT that is simply not true. Of course maybe Matt isn’t into music which would thus explain his comment.

  • revolu
    10/21 06:21 PM

    yea the overrated part?  come on man.  not sure how you can support that he’s “overrated.”  The guy has won grammys from ‘71 to ‘06 so if you want to say he’s underserving of that then go ahead.  But ‘overrated’ ?  really?  not seeing it. 
    he’s well deserving in my book and i don’t even own a single album of the guys.

  • DPK
    10/21 06:40 PM

    James Taylor?  Overrated?  Are you kidding me?  The man has achieved so much in his lifetime and his personality emanates the greatness that is North Carolina.

  • David
    10/21 07:54 PM

    No reason to get too worked up about his political views, most musicians are like that.  Heck, a bunch of actors have visited and supported dictators in Africa and South America. 
    I know this is NC, but JT is definitely not overrated.  No one said he was the Rolling Stones or U2, but he is probably still one of the greats.

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