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Eddie (on right) and friends at the rain soaked James Taylor concert at Tanglewood. Fans will endure any conditions to see James Taylor perform near his hometown of Stockbridge.
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In 1850 author Nathaniel Hawthorne rented a small cottage in Stockbridge, Massachusetts from William Aspinwall Tappan. It was there Hawthorne wrote "Tanglewood Tales" in 1853. The cottage owner, Tappan, was so moved he named the cottage Tanglewood and eventually his own nearby estate the same. In 1936 Mary Aspinwall Tappan gave the family’s summer estate to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and today it is known as the Tanglewood Music Center. Every August singer/songwriter James Taylor, a Stockbridge resident, performs with friends to benefit the Music Center. 

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