YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND
The songs & story of Carole King with a touch of JAMES TAYLOR
Carole King is one of the most prolific singer/songwriters of our time. The ‘Baby Boomer’ generation fell in love with her melodies and chord structures that touched the heartstrings of her legions of fans with lyrics that simply expressed our feelings. Her music has withstood the age of time and new generations of soulful melody lovers have discovered her once again.
‘You’ve Got a Friend’ is a musical journey highlighting not only Carole’s creations for herself, but also songs she wrote for other artists such as The Beatles “Chains,” James Taylor, The Drifters “Up on the Roof,” Blood Sweat & Tears “Hi De Ho,” Herman’s Hermits “I’m into Something Good” and more.
Steve Wade also provides a touch of James Taylor with some of his most loved songs ‘How Sweet It Is’, ‘Fire and Rain’, ‘Carolina On My Mind’ and ‘Steamroller Blues’.
Nikki explains “Carole had written ‘Up on the Roof’ for The Drifters. James Taylor had also recorded it. One night in 1971 when Carole was playing piano in James’ band, he announced to the audience that Carole had written the next song and was going to sing it with him. So to her complete dismay, James led her to the front of the stage to her rightful position under the spotlight. It was from that moment Carole King the performer was born.”