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Disrupt Yourself Podcast
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Episode 177. Livingston Taylor: Stories from the Stage
From the 'Disrupt Yourself' Podcast Website:
Our guest this week, Livingston Taylor, is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, performer, recording artist and teacher. He has enjoyed a storied career that has spanned five decades. Livingston has shared the stage with Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Buffett, Linda Ronstadt and his sister and brothers who are all musicians. Having spent 50 years understanding and perfecting the art of performance, Livingston has documented his learnings in the renowned book “Stage Performance: Stay lean and simple. Tell the Story.”
In this episode of the Disrupt Yourself podcast, Livingston shares insights into family, life, love, teaching and the art of performance. We learn why Livingston prefers the periphery of the limelight and discover the melodic connections between speaking cadence and song structure.
As a special treat, Livingston teaches us the importance of tone through the gift of song.