Eric Taylor with special guests Savannah Valentino & The McTell Brothers

Eric Taylor with special guests Savannah Valentino & The McTell Brothers

Mar 21, 2013 |  0 comments
Date: Mar 21, 2013 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $15 in advance, $20 day of show Type: Singer/Songwriter

Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you’re familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you’re not familiar with Taylor by name, you’ve probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett.

Taylor learned intricate blues guitar stylings from music legends Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi Fred McDowell while working at the Family Hand club. Later, he developed his own unique guitar picking style, that would be imitated by many of his contemporaries from the early Houston days, such as Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, and Nanci Griffith. “There were no lines drawn in the sand between musical genres in Houston back in those days,” Taylor remembers. “You were just a musician. I believe so many great writers came out of that scene because you could learn from others. Isn’t that the point of this whole thing?”

Visit Eric Taylor’s website: http://www.bluerubymusic.com/home/News.html

Savannah Valentino – One of the country’s rising young songwriters, Savannah Valentino may be only 19 but she has years of composition behind her and is now embarking on a career that already has her touring with the top musicians in the country and making regular stops at venues like Purple Fiddle and Empty Glass (WV), Steel City Coffeehouse (PA), Cyclops, An die Musik and NightCat (MD).

Virginia residents, Jeff and Brian Brown-Hill, received their first acoustic guitar and began taking lessons in the summer of 2003. In the summer of 2005, the fraternal twins, who were 9 years old at the time, began attending open mic night at a local café. In October 2005, they bought used electric guitars and began playing more of their favorite genre, the blues. Having been chided so many times about playing the blues at their age, they came up with a trademark slogan “Never too young to play the blues.” Brian and Jeff were asked to do their first show in November 2005 and the J & B Blues Project was born. They first performed the show in a local café and were invited to be a permanent part of the “Live Music on Saturdays” show at the café until the building was scheduled for demolition in January 2007, to make way for a new shopping complex. The J & B Blues Project then began performing in other venues and have played at Folk and Blues Festivals, coffeehouses and many other venues and festivals. Jeff and Brian play and sing acoustic and electric blues, rock, folk rock and some of their own compositions.

 

 

 

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