"Otis 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 "Hey 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, "decisions and their consequences, and how those outcomes can change our lives."
With a structure and scope similar to Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here," the epic "Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat" enshrines Taylor's heralded "trance 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 "Shooter." He was also a fellow in the Sundance Instituteâs Film Music Program.