One Man Band
Label: Hear Music
J.T.'s voice hasn't aged a day since his 1968 debut. Recorded live at the Colonial Theatre in his home of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the title is a bit of a misnomer, as Taylor is accompanied by a backing band. Some delightfully unpredictable fan favorites pop up here, like "Chili Dog" and the mellow funk of "Slap Leather." Taylor's performance is as perfect as it is intimate. The tunes are tight, the in between song banter is engaging and endearing, and household hits like "Fire And Rain," "Sweet Baby James" and Carole King's "You've Got A Friend" serve to remind you who the king of dad rock truly is.