Lvingston Taylor’s musical talent on guitar, banjo, and piano is finely honed to perfection. He is known for both his honey-coated tenor and a song-writing style that veers unerringly towards the optimistic. He has produced 13 albums; from his premier self titled album in 1970 to 1998’s compilation album called “Carolina Day: The Livinsgston Taylor Collection” which features older brother James on one track His latest album “Ink” shows why he has maintained a loyal following throughout his career. Most of the tracks consists of a broad array covers given the Taylor treatment, recorded with a small acoustic ensemble, direct to immaculate digital, in a New York City church. Taylor has two originals on this album, including the particularly stylish “ I must Be Doing Something Right”.

Taylor, who lives just west of Boston, also teaches stage performance at Berklee College of Music, has written a self-help book, Stage Performance: Don’t just Do Something, Stand There”. He has also co-authored several children’s books with his wife and manager Maggie .

A pilot as well, Taylor often flies his single engine Cessna to many of the 175 gigs he performs each year. That Livingston Taylor is a pilot as well as an author and musician is not surprising. In both cases he soar into the clouds, and chases the stars, yet he’s still in complete control of his craft.

Livingston says of himself, “When I come onstage, people just start laughing.” He chalks it up to his ability to appear “hyper and relaxed” simultaneously. He’s an unrepentant romantic with a razor-sharp mind, a biting sense of humor, and a quirky view of the world.

“Listening to Livingston Taylor is like inviting a long-time friend into your comfortable living room, trading old stories, and remembering good times!”

Taylor will be performing Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Students and seniors $13.

The setting is a beautiful old opera house dating back to the late 1800’s complete with balcony and box seats graced with dark Victorian woodwork overlooking the stage. The main floor of the opera house will be set with small café tables and those attending can enjoy our full line of beverage refreshments.

For more information regarding this event or the Newport Opera House Association please call the NOHA at 863-**** or Bill Wightman at Wightsteeple Productions, 763-****.

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