Can't Hardly Wait: James Taylor will play Red Rocks in July - Reverb

Can’t Hardly Wait: James Taylor to hit Red Rocks this summer

James Taylor will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July. Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook.

James Taylor will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July. Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook.

Some might think James Taylor an anachronism, but the folkie played a massive role in the popularization of acoustic and folk music in the ’60s and ’70s.

Think about Taylor’s monster records – including 1970’s “Sweet Baby James,” which is as seminal to folk as “Back in Black” is to rock – and you have some classic songs that are still valued for a reason. And surely Taylor will dust a few of those songs off when he headlines Red Rocks this summer.

Taylor will play Red Rocks on July 23, promoter Live Nation announced this morning. Tickets, $57.85-101.70, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.

Will we get “Steamroller,” “Country Road,” “Fire and Rain” or “Sweet Baby James?” He’s usually savvy enough to bring out at least a couple of those songs.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.

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  • Johnquinnauctioneers

    this guy is magic

  • Cindy

    Bittersweet- my brother and my boyfriend went to the ( zoo) in’69 and ’70. I felt his pain. Him and Carol King were amazing@ pepsi center!” You can close your eyes, it’s alright” See you@ red rocks!