“You’ve Got A Friend” Michael Monroe’s James Taylor Tribute & 70th Birthday Evening!
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“Minnesota’s Acoustic Music Master” (Jon Bream/Star Tribune) and Emmy award-winning Michael Monroe, celebrates his 70th birthday today! He’ll present an evening of favorite tunes by folk/pop singer-songwriter James Taylor. “You’ve Got A Friend” is the first song Monroe sang professionally in 72’ at Asbury Park in NJ for 4000 attending the music fest. Expect to hear the best of James Taylor, with songs like, “Fire & Rain,” “Shower The People,” “Close Your Eyes,” “Sunny Skies,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Handy Man,” October Road, Carolina, How Sweet It Is and of course, “You’ve Got A Friend.” JT has always been a huge inspiration to him and a perfect fit for his tribute shows.
From vinyl to digital, Monroe is celebrating his 50th year performing acoustic music for his profession. He plays hand-crafted Seaton guitars, which are “works of art,” and made of 200 year-old reclaimed wood from the bottom of Lake Superior. His rich vocals and crystal/bamboo flutes showcase his signature mellifluous sound. Monroe has recorded 11 original albums and 6 more recorded from his popular ChanhassenDT tributes shows: “Moonshadow,” a Cat Stevens Tribute, “I Dig Peter Paul & Mary” and “Folk Legends” which feature folk-pop favorites by JT, Cat, Joni, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot etc.
Monroe’s award winning instrumental soundtracks have been featured on PBS/CBC, Toronto Enviro/New York Indie Film Fests in the documentary, “Chased By The Light” presenting Jim Brandenburg’s stunning photography.Michael Monroe returned to the Twin Cities following his 28 years on the North Shore of Lake Superior and he presented Log Cabin Concerts monthly in his cabin there for the past 17 years which were featured on KSTP’s Jason Davis’ On The Road and in Lake Superior and Cabin Life Magazines.