Ben Taylor

The son of James Taylor and Carly Simon doesn’t seem to mind being in the shadow of his famous parents — last year, he went on the road in support of his mom. Nor does Ben Taylor avoid acknowledging his genes — in a recent interview posted on YouTube, Taylor says his music takes after both parents equally. There’s no denying his father — he bears a close vocal and physical resemblance to the young James. Taylor returns to the Record Bar, promoting his latest release, The Legend of Kung Folk Part 1 (The Killing Bite). One of the tracks that stands out is “Rain,” an elaborate tune with strong guitar accompaniment. Taylor often plays onstage by himself or with a small band behind him, as if unconsciously carrying on the family tradition. After all, who needs a wall of instruments when you have a really compelling story to tell?

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