James Taylor carried out a particular present at the White House on Tuesday to assist have fun the recent passage of President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The musician performed basic “Fire & Rain” earlier than being joined by his spouse Kim Taylor for “You Can Close Your Eyes” and “America the Beautiful.”

Taylor’s efficiency (which comes at across the 21 minute mark within the video) was half of a bigger occasion, which additionally featured speeches from President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, amongst others. “I’m not used to needing sunblock to go onstage,” Taylor quipped earlier than kicking off the daytime occasion.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has a number of goals, together with to decrease the price of power, prescribed drugs, and well being look after American households; fight the local weather disaster; scale back the deficit; and make the most important firms pay a justifiable share of taxes. Notably, the invoice supplies practically $400 million in direction of local weather motion, representing the most important environmental funding in American historical past. “With this regulation the American folks received and the particular pursuits misplaced,” Biden famous earlier than the signing in August.

Taylor, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years in the past, launched his final LP, American Standard, in February of 2000. The musician recently released a canopy of Leonard Cohen’s 1984 tune “Coming Back to You” for Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, out Oct. 14.

“When Larry Klein invited me to take part in a Leonard Cohen tribute album, I accepted instantly,” Taylor defined of the quilt in a press release. “Both as a result of Larry is a superb producer of wonderful recordings and a great buddy, and since, like nearly everybody in my technology, I venerate Leonard Cohen. As quickly as I started looking for out my very own musical preferences, Cohen’s songs have been amongst my few favorites and had a significant affect by myself development as a songwriter.”

Earlier this 12 months, Taylor joined Carole King for live performance documentary Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name, which aired on CNN. Directed by Frank Marshall and commissioned by CNN Films and HBO Max, the documentary showcased beforehand unseen efficiency footage from their 1970 Troubadour live performance debut, the pair reprising that present for the West Hollywood venue’s personal fiftieth anniversary in 2007, and a number of other full tune performances from their 2010 reunion tour.

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