Livingston Taylor has always been relegated to living in the shadow of his older brother James, which is a shame, as it has prevented him being recognized for being an equally talented songwriter, musician and performer. The similarities are undeniable and possibly genetic; like his older brother, Livingston is a master of crafting laid back, sweetly melodic songs delivered in a warm honey-tinged voice.
However, lyrically, he is a bit more cerebral and vocally more adventurous than James, which sets him apart. Like most of the emerging singer-songwriters during the early 1970s era, Taylor's original songs are often intimate and personal and even after all these years, remain warm and inviting. Livingston is also a world-class finger-style guitar player and this combined with his exuberant personality make his live performances a thoroughly engaging experience.