The Market Place


Barebones Americana, with a heart

and a mind on home.




  "FREE"  (2010) 

"Shawn Taylor plays his acoustic guitar Delta style, reminiscent of Mississippi John Hurt... and you can hear his smooth command of the difficult finger-picking style... Anchoring the whole thing is Taylor’s voice. Described as “wonderfully damaged,” by the Advocate’s own Dan Barry, it is worn but not frayed, a smoky tenor that exudes confidence and authority. This kind of command comes from live performances — not just in clubs and coffee bars, but in living rooms and on front porches as well. "
(James Velvet - New Haven Advocate)

"Shawn Taylor has mellowness to his voice that works well against the frenetic flash of finger-picking that is the foundation of his songs... It is Americana stripped of its outer skin. The songs crackle with the guitar work... Shawn Taylor uses words as weapons on Home, showing that his pen beats the sword for cutting through the crap as it seeks the truth of contemporary life"
                                 (TheAlternateRoot.com - Review of "Home")

"It’s a delicate, well played slice of American roots music that’s as satisfyin’ as a warm, home cooked meal... The same savior fair as a world-class chef seasoning. "  (Metronome Magazine - Boston - "Review of Home")



The NEW CD is  here! 
(May 2017)

Available at ALL SHOWS