I've always been a big fan of singer/songwriter, Livingston Taylor, who just so happens to be James Taylor's baby brother.

The difference between these two extraordinarily talented brothers is that James is much more commercially successful. In my humble opinion, Livingston is a more prolific storyteller than James, and you're able to enjoy Liv's shows at smaller, more intimate venues.

Livingston Taylor takes the stage at the legendary Towne Crier Cafe this Saturday, January 21, where he'll be featuring tunes from his new album, Safe Home and celebrating his 50th anniversary of making music.

This reminds me of a true story that took place during one of Livingston's concerts. His song titled "City Lights" from the album, Life Is Good, features both Liv and James trading verses and harmonies, and every once in awhile, Liv makes arrangements to have someone from his show come up on stage and sing James' vocal. Years ago, when the Towne Crier Cafe was still on Route 22 in Pawling, I had the honor of performing with Livingston during that song and even though I was a nervous wreck and botched some of the harmonies, it was still an incredible experience.