James Taylor Stumps For Obama in NC


Five free concerts in
three days.


By Fred Mills


It probably won’t even register a blip on the radar of all
you Obamarama-rocking, Pitchfork-centric hipsters out there, but you can bet it
stands a better chance than any indie rock band of serving up some food for
thought among the undecided voters of the electoral battleground of North
Carolina. (Seriously – how many indie types do YOU know that are for McCain?)


Next week, former NC resident James Taylor is planning on
playing five free concerts in the Tarheel
State with the intention
of helping to get the word out about Obama’s message and to encourage citizens
to vote ahead of time (early voting starts this Thursday in NC).


According to a report filed today by Raleigh News & Observer pop critic (and
BLURT contributor) David Menconi, the five-show swing will take the soft-rock
icon literally from mountains to coast, with shows in Asheville, Charlotte,
Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Wilmington. And it won’t be done at a leisurely clip –
check the rough itinerary, below. Exact venues and times are still tba, but
expectations are that the events will be held at outdoor locations.


Sunday, Oct. 19 — Charlotte,
Monday, Oct. 20 — Chapel Hill
Tuesday, Oct. 21 — Raleigh, Wilmington



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