Video from the New CD BALANCE!
The NEW CD is here &
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“Shawn Taylor is one of the finest traveling troubadours performing on the circuit these days. Boasting world-class guitar chops, soul enriched vocals and an uncanny knack for capturing life in a song, Taylor never fails to wow audiences with his performing prowess. ”
Brian Owens – Metronome Magazine – Boston
Music with wandering roots
Wandering roots troubadour Shawn Taylor, weaves music from many colored threads of Americana. His fourth original CD “Balance,” wanders from Appalachian to island groves, rock to pop, sparse folk ballads to finger-style time twisters and gut busting blues. “Shawn Taylor is one of the finest traveling troubadours performing on the circuit these days. Boasting world-class guitar chops, soul enriched vocals and an uncanny knack for capturing life in a song,” wrote Brian Owens, of Metronome Magazine - Boston in June 2018. “His lyrics dabble in a wonderful gritty naturalism that's uncommon around here,” wrote Dan Barry of the New Haven Advocate. He’s won and placed in, performing songwriter competitions up and down the east coast, such as the Towne Crier in New York and Infinity Hall in Connecticut, and has also been awarded internationally for his short fiction. He’s played some of America’s most treasured listening rooms such as the Blue Bird Café in Nashville, Tennessee and Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia, and has shared the stage with legends and notables including Maria Muldaur, Peter Mulvey, Vance Gilbert, Pat Wictor, Scott Ainslie, Spuyten Duyvil, Garnet Rodgers and Sarah Potenza. He’s been an oysterman, a custom cabinet maker and has thru-hiked (end to end), the Appalachian Trail (GA-ME), the John Muir Trail (CA) and The Long Trail (VT). He’s spent the past decade relentlessly performing (267 shows in 2017), travelling, exploring and developing his wandering roots sound and life philosophy. Last summer, his wife and two children, seven and nine, joined him on the road for the first time. Their six-week tour touched down in eight states, included wild ponies and a flash flood, and ended with Taylor’s appearance as a 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY) “Emerging artist.” The family will join him again on the road in 2018, for 6,ooo miles, in an expanding loop, growing their roots wider and deeper, and planting and harvesting future seeds of wandering roots.
Sounds Like; Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Chris Smither, Peter Mulvey, Stephen Stills, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Rush, Ben Harper, Ryan Montbleau, Avett Brothers, Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Eddie Vedder, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Amos Lee, Mississippi John Hurt, Keb' Mo', Ray Lamonagne. Wandering Roots Music weaves through folk, rock, blues, soul, appalachia, reggae, pop, fingerstyle and beyond and within.
Metronome Magazine Interview - June '18