Otis Taylor

  • Otis Taylor
  • Genre
    Blues
  • Date
    Friday 08/12/2016
  • Time
    7:40 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Place
    Library Park Stage
  • "€œOtis Taylor is arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time."€“ -Guitar Player magazine.

    Award-winning storyteller, shaman and musical visionary Otis Taylor's live performances are like fireworks-kaleidoscopic, riveting, explosive and wildly entertaining. Now thrilling audiences at sold-out clubs and festivals around the world as he tours behind his new album "Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat,"€ this legendary stage presence is bringing his musical qualities to new heights.

    Taylor is presenting "€œHey Joe Opus/Red Meat"€ in its entirety in concert. The rich, compelling song cycle is a mesmerizing modern masterpiece that employs the classic hit made famous by the Jimi Hendrix Experience as a foundation for spinning a hypnotic web about, as Taylor explains, "€œdecisions and their consequences, and how those outcomes can change our lives."

    With a structure and scope similar to Pink Floyd's "€œWish You Were Here,"€ the epic "€œHey Joe Opus/Red Meat"€ enshrines Taylor's heralded "€œtrance blues€ sound, ”delivered live with virtuosic fire by his five-piece band.

    Taylor is, of course, always at the fore, as his commanding baritone voice and unique approach to banjo and guitar illuminate the visionary landscape of "Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat."€

    Taylor has received an impressive 16 Blues Music Award nominations and won twice. His previous 13 albums won five DownBeat Critics Choice awards. Taylor was awarded by France'€™s prestigious Academie Charles Cros after two earlier nominations, winning the Grand Prix du Disque for Blues. His music has appeared in the Hollywood blockbusters "Public Enemy"€ and "€œShooter."€ He was also a fellow in the Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program.