Eric Taylor

+ support

TUESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2014

8.00pm

£12.00

Thanks to all who have come to the gigs so far this season, all have been great and it was soo good to have Michelle Shocked play Woodend last night. Our next gig on Tuesday night also features a Texan.

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. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue.

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?"

"To say that Eric Taylor is one of the finest writers of our time, would be an understatement," Nanci Griffith says. "If you miss an opportunity to hear Eric Taylor, you have missed a chance to hear a voice I consider the William Faulkner of songwriting in our current time." Griffith has recorded several of Taylor's songs, including "Deadwood," "Storms," "Dollar Matinee" and "Ghost in the Music," which they wrote together. Lyle Lovett, who has recorded Taylor's "Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning," “Whooping Crane,” “Understand You,” and with whom Taylor co-wrote the immensely popular "Fat Babies," compares Taylor's narrative voice to that of Bruce Springsteen. Iain Matthews claims, "Once you become a Taylor fanatic, it gives one immense joy and pride to be able to enlighten others to the man's work."

A mesmerizing performer, Taylor has toured extensively in the United States and Europe, playing notable venues such as Club Passim, The Bottom Line, Caffe Lena, The Bluebird Cafe, Eddie's Attic, The Ark, CSPS, Freight & Salvage, The Green Note (London), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Theatre Kikker (Utrecht), The Real Music Club (Belfast), Hotel du Nord (Paris), and now Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club!



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Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club

10 Chamberlain Road
Jordanhill
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
G13 1QE

Venue Details

Sounds In The Suburbs present...

SAT 1 AUG 2015
Iain Matthews
+ support
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£12.00
SUN 6 SEP 2015
Coal Porters
+ support
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£12.00
THU 10 SEP 2015
Jess Klein
+ support
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£12.00
FRI 18 SEP 2015
Grahame Skinner
+ support
Arlington Baths Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
WED 23 SEP 2015
Greg Trooper
+ support
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
FRI 2 OCT 2015
Jenn Grant
plus support
Arlington Baths Club, Glasgow7:30pm£12.00
SAT 3 OCT 2015
Amanda Rheahume
+ support
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£12.00
THU 8 OCT 2015
Anna Coogan
+ support
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£12.00
TUE 13 OCT 2015
Tokyo Rosenthal
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£10.00
FRI 23 OCT 2015
Jeff Finlin - tb rescheduled
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Arlington Baths Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
TUE 27 OCT 2015
Philip Clouts Quartet
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£10.00
FRI 13 NOV 2015
Vic Godard and the Subway Sect
Sexual Objects
Admiral Bar, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£13.00
SAT 14 NOV 2015
Vic Godard and the Subway Sect
Sexual Objects
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh7.30pm£13.00
THU 3 DEC 2015
Stereogram Review
James King & The Lonewolves, The Band Of Holy Joy, The Cathode Ray, Lola In Slacks, Roy Moller, Milton Star, St. Christopher Medal
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
SUN 6 DEC 2015
Brooks Williams
+ support
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£12.00
SAT 12 DEC 2015
Martin Stephenson's Xmas Extravaganza
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£15.00
SUN 24 APR 2016
China Crisis
Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£17.00