James Taylor knows he’s getting older, but the legendary singer-songwriter has no plans to retire anytime soon.
He told the Toronto Sun, "I guess once you sort of start reaching these lofty figures, you start thinking about, ‘How long can this go on?’ But it’s my main thing. The center of my life is touring and playing for my audience. I still love doing it and the band is in great shape. I’ve never had any realistic thoughts about (retiring). I know it’s somewhere in the mix.”
Taylor says he’s inspired by the longevity of such artists as the late Ray Charles and Tony Bennett, who only recently “retired” up in his 90’s. James said, "People who continued to (make music) -- in Tony’s case through his 80s and into his 90s. Same thing with Ray Charles. It’s the most consistent thing -- along with family -- in my life, and I’m not really quite ready to let it go yet.”
Taylor is currently on tour in Canada with Jackson Browne.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]