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George Taylor: TroubleTown

Read "TroubleTown" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

On George Taylor's second recording, Rain or Shine (Self Produced, 2014), the guitarist looked oddly like a square accountant. On his first recording, TroubleTown he looks like Texas surfer cleaned up in a blue blazer. On both recordings, Taylor plays some of the freshest throw-back Americana being played. Touted as a “Blues musician," and, while he does play the blues, he is not defined by them. Traditional country & western, folk, and Roy Orbison inform his music as much as ...

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George Taylor: Rain or Shine

Read "Rain or Shine" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Observation One. George Taylor looks like the cross between a small-town pharmacist and a junior account. Observation Two. Taylor is touted as a blues musician who toured the Mississippi River Delta in search of that singular blues inspiration. It is funny that his resulting recording Rain or Shine should sound as if born of Jimmie Rodgers if he had been born and raised in the Delta Leland rather than the interior Meridian. I suspect that Taylor's experience recording the disc ...


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