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'Come Running' to hear Livingston Taylor
Singer brings famous name, unique sound to Pearce series
Livingston Taylor will perform in the Arts Council's Pearce Series concert March 15 at Pearce Auditorium.

Livingston Taylor

Arts Council's Pearce Series concerts

When: 8 p.m. March 15

Where: Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., Gainesville

Tickets: $30 adults, $28 seniors, $27 students

More info: 770-534-2787

The brother of a recording star who has carved a niche of his own in the musical world will be featured in the second of The Arts Council's Pearce Series concerts.

Livingston Taylor will perform at 8 p.m. March 15 at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium.

Taylor was born in Boston and raised in North Carolina to a musical family that included his more famous brother, James. He began playing guitar at age 13 and recorded his first record at 18, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching.

His top 40 hits include "I Will Be in Love with You" and "I'll Come Running," to "I Can Dream of You" and "Boatman" both recorded by James Taylor. He performs a range of musical genres that include folk, pop, gospel and jazz, from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads.

Taylor has toured with artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull, and maintains a busy concert schedule of more than 80 shows a year. As a full professor at Berklee College of Music since 1989, he shares his experiences and knowledge of professional touring with young artists.

The course he instructs, Stage Performance (I and II), gives him the ideal forum to impart lessons learned in his career.

"Once a semester, I'll sneak in a great talent to come and speak to my students," Taylor said.

Singer John Mayer was a guest lecturer last fall. Others have included brother James, Buffett and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors ages 65 and older and $27 for students. To buy tickets or get more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit online.

The other performance in the Arts Council series includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on July 20.