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Ben Taylor Plays Throckmorton Sunday - Win Tickets Here

Son of music royalty's first album of new music in four years brings him to downtown Mill Valley on Sunday, Sept. 16. First person to answer our trivia questions correctly wins a pair of tickets!

Being the son of music royalty can be both a blessing and a curse, with no shortage of examples of the latter.

Despite that, singer-songwriter Ben Taylor has managed to strike a balance, touring with his famous dad while also establishing himself on his own over the course of a 15-year career.

With Listening, his first album of new music in four years, Taylor merges folk, pop, soul, reggae and country. He explains the album as “An evolution ... This album runs the gamut from both the production style and the period of my life in which they were recorded. These songs are little windows into the last four years of my life." 

Taylor plays the on Sunday, Sept. 16. We're giving away a pair of tickets to the first person who answers the three trivia questions below correctly in the Comments section.

The 411: Ben Taylor plays 142 Throckmorton Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Click here to buy tickets or be the first to answer the three questions below correctly and win a pair of tickets.

1. What was the name of Ben Taylor's first album?

2. Who are his parents?

3. Where did he attend high school?

  • Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, answer the three questions below in the Comments.
  • All entries must be received by Friday ay 9 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • You may enter once.
  • The first entrant to answer all three questions correctly wins.
  • Winner receives a pair of tickets to see Ben Taylor at 142 Throckmorton Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 16. Approximate retail value of tickets is $25 each.
  • See Official Rules attached at right.
Barbara J. Brown September 11, 2012 at 01:34 PM
1. Famous Among the Barns 2. Carly Simon and James Taylor 3. Tabor Academy
Preston Richardson September 11, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Green Dragon, Name a Fox Carly Simon & James Taylor Tabor Academy
katy Kuhn September 11, 2012 at 02:32 PM
FamOus Among Barns Carly simOn and James Taylor Tabor Academy
jeanne chappell September 11, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Green Dragon, Name a Fox carly simon & james taylor independent credit for doing correspondence work
Nancy Harvey September 11, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Green Dragon, Name a Fox Carly simon & James taylor Tabor Academy
Cosmo September 12, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Green Dragon, Name a Fox Carly Simon & james Taylor Marion, Massachusetts
Meg Rose September 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM
I will James Taylor Carly Simon Tabor academy
Jim Welte September 14, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Congrats to Barbara J Brown and Preston Richardson. Because Ben's actual first album was unreleased, we've made an exception and are declaring both of you winners of the contest! Email me at jimw@patch.com for how to proceed.

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