Songwriter and guitar picker extraordinaire Livingston Taylor — who happens to be the brother of one James Taylor, treasure of American music — has been writing, performing, and releasing music for nearly 40 years.
Aside from having written a few hits for his decidedly more famous brother, Taylor’s own Top 40 jaunts include “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running.”
An adept and chameleonic musical talent, Taylor can ace everything from folk to jazz, from gospel to pop, seeming to call up the very soul of these distinct traditions with ease. As such, his live show is a journey through American music styles par excellence.
Friday, August 11, $29.50-$65, 8pm, Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org