James Taylor appeared on The Tonight Show: At Home Edition starring Jimmy Fallon last week, where the singer-songwriter performed “You Can Close Your Eyes”, from his 1971 album, Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon.
While Taylor is hardly the first musical guest to remotely record a song for The Tonight Show: At Home Edition, his performance was a bit different as his wife Caroline “Kim” Smedvig and son Henry Taylor joined him on the song. James opened by plucking the chords before all three harmonized on the lyrics, “Well the sun is surely sinking down/But the moon is slowly rising/And this old world must still be spinning ’round/And I still love you,” making it a fitting choice, given the current COVID-19 situation.
The musical roots run deep in the Taylor family. In addition to Kim’s work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Henry received the Viv Murray Caputo Music Prize in Instrumental and Vocal from Berkshire Day School back in 2016. Below, watch James Taylor, his wife Kim, and his son Henry perform “You Can Close Your Eyes” on Fallon.
James Taylor & Family – “You Can Close Your Eyes”
James Taylor recently postponed his summer tour with Jackson Browne due to the current global health crisis. He has yet to announce rescheduled dates. Head to his official website for the latest information and check out Live For Live Music‘s concert cancellation tracker for daily updates on shows around the world.