The son of folk demi-gods James Taylor and Carly Simon, Ben Taylor proved he was more than just the sum of his parents’ genetic parts with 2003′s debut, Famous Among the Barns. Now, the singer/songwriter is gearing up for the release of his first studio album in four years, making it a treat for fans who have been Listening for almost a decade.

Taylor will perform the first of his cross-country shows in his hometown of Martha’s Vineyard August 16th, after which he’ll head north to Maine, hitting cities along the coast and into the mainland throughout the summer and early fall.

For a chance to hear Taylor assert himself as a musical presence in his own right, and sound an awful lot like his dad, check out the dates below – and then back here, once tickets are made available.

Ben Taylor Concert Schedule 2012

Date City State Venue
8/16/2012 Martha’s Vineyard MA Dreamland (Record Release Party)
8/18/2012 Portland ME  BullMoose Records     (In Store Performance)
8/19/2012 Stonington CT Jonathan Edwards Winery
9/12/2012 Scottsdale AZ Martini Ranch
9/13/2012 West Hollywood CA Largo at Coronet Theater
9/14/2012 San Diego CA San Diego Music Thing
9/15/2012 San Francisco CA Yoshi’s
9/16/2012 Mill Valley CA 142 Throckmorton Theatre
9/19/2012 Portland OR Mission Theater
9/20/2012 Bellingham WA Wild Buffalo House of Music
9/21/2012 Kirkland WA Kirkland Performance Center
9/22/2012 Boise ID Egyptian Theatre
9/23/2012 Jackson Hole WY Jackson Hole Center for the Arts
9/24/2012 Salt Lake City UT The State Room
9/25/2012 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen
9/26/2012 Denver CO Bluebird Theater
9/28/2012 Council Bluffs IA Harrah’s * opening for Dwight Yokkam
9/29/2012 Minneapolis MN TBA
10/1/2012 Ann Arbor MI The Ark
10/2/2012 Evanston IL Space
10/3/2012 Warrendale PA JRG Live!
10/4/2012 State College PA State Theatre
10/5/2012 Natick MA The Center For Arts in Natick
10/6/2012 Rockland ME The Strand Theatre
10/7/2012 South Burlington VT Higher Ground Showcase Room
10/8/2012 New York NY TBA
10/9/2012 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage
10/10/2012 Vienna VA Barns of Wolf Trap
10/12/2012 Virginia Beach VA The Jewish Mother
10/13/2012 Charlottesville VA The Southern
10/14/2012 Roanoke VA TBA
10/15/2012 Lexington KY Woodsongs Radio Show
10/17/2012 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley
10/18/2012 Knoxville TN The Square Room
10/19/2012 Decatur GA TBA
10/20/2012 Charlotte NC TBA
10/21/2012 Morgantown WV West Virginia University Mountain Stage

*Grace Weber will be the opening act October 1 – 12

Ben Taylor and James Taylor: “Carolina in my Mind”

Ben Taylor:”Dear Boy”

Ben Taylor: “Wicked Way”