Dec 21, 2021
We're thrilled to bring back another one of our favorite episodes that we know you'll enjoy during Christmas week.
Whitney spoke with Livingston Taylor in August 2020. He's a singer, songwriter, teacher and the brother of James Taylor. Livingston reminds us that you don't need to be on a stage to perform. We're performing every day with our words, choices, even body language.
Simply stepping back to see that can be enormously clarifying, no matter where you are on your S Curve.
-Original Show Notes: August 18, 2020-
Our guest this week, Livingston Taylor, is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, performer, recording artist and teacher. He has enjoyed a storied career that has spanned five decades. Livingston has shared the stage with Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Buffett, Linda Ronstadt and his sister and brothers who are all musicians. Having spent 50 years understanding and perfecting the art of performance, Livingston has documented his learnings in the renowned book “Stage Performance: Stay lean and simple. Tell the Story.”
In this episode of the Disrupt Yourself podcast, Livingston shares insights into family, life, love, teaching and the art of performance. We learn why Livingston prefers the periphery of the limelight and discover the melodic connections between speaking cadence and song structure.
As a special treat, Livingston teaches us the importance of tone through the gift of song.