Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and has been one of the finest southern songwriters for the last four decades. Influencing such well-known artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Earle, Taylor tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared on Austin City Limits, Late Night With David Letterman, NPR's "Morning Edition" and BBC Radio. A mesmerizing performer whose shows will leave you wanting more.
On April 20, Taylor brings his concept of song theatre - spoken word ingeniously intertwined with masterfully crafted songs - to The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars, in Los Gatos.
On April 21, join Eric for an interactive songwriting workshop from 2-5pm. Workshop information is on the calendar at www.Woodshed.org
Taylor says, "The first time I saw Lightnin' Hopkins do a live version of Black Cadillac, he performed a spoken word piece, a story that went along with the playing of the song. I felt like I knew where he was going. I was going with him and it wasn't by his invitation. He was taking me there. There was the song and there was the theater. To some degree, I've worked spoken word into my songs since that day, but I seem to do it with more conscious effort these days because I just enjoy the performance piece so much."
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"Taylor may sing of the past, of bar rooms and hay fields and even Johnny Cash, but his characters want the same things we do. They want love and redemption. They want some fun and happiness. They want respect and sometimes even a little vengeance. Taylor's people are just like us, it's just that their tales are exquisitely told." - Al Kaufman, Atlanta Music Guide
"I'm always the opening act when I'm around Eric. I love his voice, and he has a great narrative quality and sense of detail. He sort of takes you out of your own reality and into the reality of his songs. It's good writing no matter how you cut it." - Lyle Lovett
The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars (View)
16905 Roberts Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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