Mayor Keith Summey burst into song to announce a James Taylor concert this fall at North Charleston Coliseum.

He crooned some of Taylor's 1970s hit "Fire and Rain" before describing how excited he is about the Nov. 21 show.

"I'm thrilled that one of my all-time favorite performers, James Taylor, is coming back to the Coliseum. I hope you will join my wife, Debbie, and me for what promises to be the must-see concert of the year," he said.

The mayor then sang a few verses from Taylor's "Carolina In My Mind" in a taped performance released Tuesday that was set against a backdrop featuring images of the city seal.

During previous visits here, Taylor has been known to get out into the community to enjoy its offerings. After one performance, he was spotted kayaking on Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant.

Taylor's warm voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing have been a fixture on the music scene for more than 40 years. He has sold more than 100 million albums and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. President Barack Obama awarded him a National Medal of Arts in a White House ceremony.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at or 800-745-3000.

Reach Prentiss Findlay at 937-5711