An Evening With Kate Taylor

  • July 20, 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Guthrie Center

    2 Van Deusenville Road
    Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
Ticket Price $35.00 Buy Tickets


Saturday, July 20 • Doors @ 7:00PM • Show @ 8:00PM

Advance: $35.00 - Door Price: $40.00

Beer, wine and lite fare available for purchase.

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Kate Taylor, of the renowned Martha’s Vineyard via North Carolina musical clan that includes brothers James, Livingston, Alex and Hugh, arrives at Red House Records with a new studio album entitled: WHY WAIT! which reunites her with many of the key players, Russ Kunkel, Danny Kortchmar, and Leland Skar, who backed her on her 1971 debut, SISTER KATE. Produced by music veteran Peter Asher, who produced SISTER KATE, WHY WAIT! marks with its release the 50th anniversary of their original collaboration.  WHY WAIT! was released on Red House Records in the late summer of 2021.


As on SISTER KATE, she covers some of her favorite songwriters and songs, including a version of her brother James’ “I Will Follow,” The Beatles’ “Good Day Sunshine” and Taj Mahal’s “He Caught the Katy,”.   Kate, who loves singing R&B, contributes two self-penned songs: the upbeat title track, “Why Wait!”  and the evocative “I Got a Message.”


She also does a version of Little Feat’s “Long Distance Love” and the 1963 girl group hit by The Exciters, “Tell Him.”  She does versions of  Tommy James’s “Crystal Blue Persuasion” and Nancy Wilson’s “How Glad I Am”.


The spark for this album was ignited at Kate’s birthday party when her agent (who also manages Asher), brought up the fact that the key players who appeared on Sister Kate are still around and very active (most recently as members of The Immediate Family). Asher loved the idea of recording with Kate again on their 50th anniversary, and Kate was instantly on board, writing the title track. Peter and Kate  assembled a group of songs complemented by her bluesy voice.


James Taylor told Rolling Stone: “For Kate to be doing this with Peter, and that both of them have this life experience that brings them back together, it’s really a moving thing. I think it’s so great that Kate will have this next iteration, you know, this next chance for people to hear her and pick up on her.”


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Date & Time

Sat, Jul 20, 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

The Guthrie Center

2 Van Deusenville Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230 The Guthrie Center
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Founded in 1991 by Arlo Guthrie to honor the legacy of his parents, Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia-Guthrie. The Guthrie Center offers interfaith services and spiritual exchange. Bringing individuals together for cultural, educational, and spiritual exchange. We work together with other non-profit agencies to serve those in need. In doing so we hope to create an environment where individuals can come together to cultivate a deeper awareness of culture, humanity and the environment of which we are all a part.

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