Singing with James Taylor on my lunch break

It doesn’t get any better than this. A free concert / Obama rally downtown in Raleigh at Moore Square. It was a gorgeous day, and James Taylor can still deliver. He was funny, engaging, and just as wonderful to listen to today as he was years ago when I first heard him on the radio. He even brought his wife on stage to sing back up with him toward the end.

Sweet Baby James

I was standing about six “rows” back, but pushed forward once to get some close-ups. Wasn’t sure how well the shots would turn out with the strong sunshine / shade contrast.

Carolina on his mind

Special thanks to Ginny Skalski for snapping a couple of photos for me (and for shooting this video) from her priviledged spot on the press risers, and thanks to my awesome co-workers Jeff Tippett and Alex Ford for being my James Taylor rally buddies.

Jeff Tippett, Me, and Alex Ford

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4 Responses to Singing with James Taylor on my lunch break

  1. Jeff@Calvert October 21, 2008 at 7:18 pm #

    Great time. And the cold beer at Tir Na Nog…wow. Thanks for going!

  2. Geoff October 22, 2008 at 1:10 am #

    Hey Lisa,

    That sounds like an awesome time. Great shots too. Outdoor concerts are awesome. My last outdoor concert was Radiohead..ranked high on the cool meter. How was the weather?

  3. Lisa Creech Bledsoe October 22, 2008 at 8:01 am #

    Weather was fabulous, couldn’t be beat. We got pretty hot standing in the sunshine, which made the cold beer at Tir Na Nog that much better!

  4. Ginny October 22, 2008 at 10:08 am #

    Hey, wait. No one told me there was going to be beer afterward 🙁

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