GENIASS PRESENTS: Gustafer Yellowgold w/ 23 Skidoo
Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times, which described Gustafer as "A cross between 'Yellow Submarine' and Dr. Seuss."
Entertainment Weekly praised "The most infectious original songs. It's like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult
and kidabsurdly appealing. Grade: A."
New York Magazine named Morgan Taylor "Best Kids' Performer" in a recent
"Best of New York" issue. "Mint Green Bee" from Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World was a Grand Prize Winner in the Children's Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The award-winning Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD sets include Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World, Gustafer Yellowgold's 'Have You Never Been Yellow?,' Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Fever and Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock.
The highly anticipated fifth set, Gustafer Yellowgold's Year In The Day, will be released in April 2012. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Morgan Taylor moved to New York City in 1999, residing there for a decade while honing his songwriting skills and establishing himself as a successful sound engineer. He has released several CDs, including the 70-song box set, Box of Monster.
Beginning as a young teen in the '80s in various musical groups, Taylor
has a long and varied musical history that has seen him sharing bills with
such artists as Bob Dylan, WILCO, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Polyphonic
Spree, The Breeders, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet, Guided By Voices, Missing Persons and even A Flock Of Seagulls!
Taking a rest from the "normal" world of rock music, Taylor, a self-taught illustrator, began drawing what would become the Gustafer Yellowgold videos as a picture book project in winter 2004. Gustafer himself is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer's life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods.
Gustafer Yellowgold's Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock. In addition to touring nationally to arts centers, children's museums, theaters and music venues, Gustafer has ventured abroad for performances in the U.K and even Korea!
The Gustafer Yellowgold Arts Enrichment Program was launched in 2011, bringing educational and creative experiences to children in libraries and schools. Taylor's other projects have included playing bass for The Autumn Defense (featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone from Wilco) and a recording project with Tony Award winning songwriter Duncan Sheik.
Morgan Taylor is married and lives in the Catskill Mountains with his family. Morgan and his wife, singer/songwriter Rachel Loshak, founded Apple-Eye Productions for release of Gustafer Yellowgold project.
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