Eric Taylor with special guests, The McTell Brothers

Eric Taylor with special guests, The McTell Brothers

Mar 24, 2015 |  0 comments
Date: Mar 24, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $15 in advance, $18 day of show Type: Singer/Songwriter
“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
“He’s the real deal. Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s.” – Steve Earle

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

 

10818466_10204900118839618_5640412090230656829_oThe McTell Brothers have already played with and opened for some of the country’s top songwriters and guitarists from Nashville, Austin, New York and beyond – Kaki King, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Nicole Atkins, Jennifer Knapp, Elizabeth Cook, Amy Speace, Emily Wells, Devon Sproule, Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, Eric Taylor, The Spring Standards, The Black Lillies and others. They have played some of the top festivals and venues in the mid-Atlantic.

It all started at the tender age of 7, when Jeff and Brian got their first guitars and started lessons. And by the ripe old age of 9 the fraternal twins were already playing in coffeehouses in their home state of Virginia. They bought electric guitars and started mastering the blues – despite not even being double digits in age, and years away from being able to hang out in bars. The twins play and sing acoustic and electric blues, rock, folk rock as well as their own compositions. Formerly touring as the J & B Blues Project, their new name is an homage to legendary bluesman Blind Willie McTell.

visit their website: http://www.mctellbrothers.com/

 

 

 

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