Conversations in the Loft: Budd Mishkin with Livingston Taylor
Go behind-the-scenes with Budd Mishkin as he interviews artists in the SOPAC Loft following their performances on the mainstage. Connect with your favorite artists and other SOPAC patrons in unexpected ways during through these intimate conversations.
Budd Mishkin has been a broadcast journalist for almost forty years. He spent 25 years as an anchor/reporter for NY1, New York City’s 24 hour cable news channel. He’s interviewed countless artists and luminaries of national and international prominence and is a longtime resident of South Orange, NJ.
Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at age 13 and began a decades-long career that has spanned genres, showcasing his talents for songwriting, performance and teaching. The fourth child of a musical family, Livingston shares the musical spotlight with his brother James Taylor. He and James have collaborated on several songs including “I Will Be in Love with You,” “I’ll Come Running,” and “Boatman,” all of which spent time on the top-40 lists.
Livingston Taylor has toured with major artists such as Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull and continues to tour today. He still maintains a full tour schedule while also working at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Stage Performance courses. Taylor partnered with award-winning director Tracey Anarella to film the documentary “Livingston Taylor—Live is Good” slated for release in Fall of 2017. The documentary tells the compelling story of Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing classes at the Berklee College of Music.