Artists set for MusiCares gala

Springsteen, Simon, Sting skedded for Taylor tribute

Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks, Paul Simon and Sting are among the performers who will pay tribute James Taylor at the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year gala.

Held annually during Grammy Week, concert and auction raise money for MusiCares’ Financial Assistance Program, which provides financial, medical and personal assistance to musicians and music industry personnel.

Taylor is being honored for his musical achievements and philanthropic commitment to arts, environmental and humanitarian causes. Taylor will perform as will India.Arie, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Dr. John, Carole King, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Randy Newman and Bonnie Raitt.

Last year, after Hurricane Katrina, MusiCares started an effort to raise $2 million to replace the instruments lost by the musicians of the Gulf Coast.

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