paultaylormemphis

I'll be making music at these places
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1/23  (acoustic solo) Le Chardonnay
2/13 & 2/20 (acoustic duo with Eric Lewis!)
Le Chardonnay
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*w/ Paul Taylor's Blooze Emergency
1/24 Blue Monkey
2/1   Blue Monkey
*w/ Hope Clayburn And SoulScrimmage
1/25  The Cove



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PT  Discography

Solo Records:
Open/Closed - 2006
Share It - 2009
Music for Film=
"Usually Around Noon"  ( a short by Shannon Plumb(2005)
 
"The Art Academy"
True Story Pictures (2012)
 
April (Alan Spearman/Mark Adams)
(2012)
 
As I Am (Alan Spearman/Mark Adams)
(2012)
 
 
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Other Work: 
Chris Alford
 Out of Here- 2009 (drums)

Antenna Shoes
 Generous Gambler - 2009 (drums)
        Makeshift Records

Shelby Bryant
 Cloud Wow Music - 2001 (drums, bass)
 Luscious - 2007 (drums, acoustic guitar,    sampler)
      Smells Like Records
 
DDT
 Live at the World Famous Antenna Club - 1993
Self- Released (bass, vocals)

Dead Soldiers
  All The Things You Lose 2013
lapsteel

Jim Dickinson
 Free Beer Tomorrow - 2002 (bass)
 Jungle Jim & the Voodoo Tiger - 2006 (bass)
 Killers From Space - 2007 (bass)
   Memphis International Records

Luther Dickinson & the Sons of Mudboy
 Onward & Upward - 2010 (washtub bass)

Lynn Drury
 All You Need - 2006 (drums)

William Lee Ellis
 God's Tattoos - 2006 (drums)
      Yellow Dog Records

Eric Gales
     That's What I AM - 2001 (bass)
              MCA

Gutbucket
  Where's The Man with the Jive? - 7" - 1996   (washtub bass, kazoo)
      Shangri-la/Sugar Ditch

Shawn Lane
 Tri-Tone Fascination - 1999 (bass)

Amy LaVere
 This World is Not My Home - 2005 (producer) (drums, guitar, percussion)
 Anchors & Anvils - 2007 (drums, omnichord, guitar)
 Died of Love - EP - 2009 (drums)
Stranger Me - 2011 (drums, guitar)
        Archer Records

Jimbo Mathus & his Knockdown Society
 Plays Songs for Rosetta- 1997 (washtub bass, kazoo)
 Old School Hot Wings

North Mississippi Allstars
 51 Phantom- 2001 (percussion)

Olga
 Now's the Time- 2006 (drums, bass)

Kim Richardson
 True North- 2007 (drums, bass)

Terry Robb
 Resting Place- 2005 (bass)
      Yellowdog Records

Sid Selvidge
 Little Bit of Rain- 2003 (drums)
 I Should Be Blue- 2010 (drums, washtub bass)
      Archer Records

Richard Sims
  Free Fly- 2007 (producer, drums, bass, lapsteel)

Othar Turner & the Afrossippi Allstars
From Senegal to Senatobia- 1999 (washtub bass, uncredited)








 



PT  Discography

Solo Records:
Open/Closed - 2006
Share It - 2009
Music for Film=
"Usually Around Noon"  ( a short by Shannon Plumb(2005)
 
"The Art Academy"
True Story Pictures (2012)
 
April (Alan Spearman/Mark Adams)
(2012)
 
As I Am (Alan Spearman/Mark Adams)
(2012)
 
 
 
--------------------------------
Other Work:
Chris Alford
Out of Here- 2009 (drums)
Antenna Shoes
Generous Gambler - 2009 (drums)
Makeshift Records
Shelby Bryant
Cloud Wow Music - 2001 (drums, bass)
Luscious - 2007 (drums, acoustic guitar, sampler)
Smells Like Records
DDT
Live at the World Famous Antenna Club - 1993
Self- Released (bass, vocals)
Dead Soldiers
All The Things You Lose 2013
lapsteel
 
Jim Dickinson
Free Beer Tomorrow - 2002 (bass)
Jungle Jim & the Voodoo Tiger - 2006 (bass)
Killers From Space - 2007 (bass)
Memphis International Records
Luther Dickinson & the Sons of Mudboy
Onward & Upward - 2010 (washtub bass)
Lynn Drury
All You Need - 2006 (drums)
William Lee Ellis
God's Tattoos - 2006 (drums)
Yellow Dog Records
Eric Gales
That's What I AM - 2001 (bass)
MCA
Gutbucket
Where's The Man with the Jive? - 7" - 1996 (washtub bass, kazoo)
Shangri-la/Sugar Ditch
Shawn Lane
Tri-Tone Fascination - 1999 (bass)
Amy LaVere
This World is Not My Home - 2005 (producer) (drums, guitar, percussion)
Anchors & Anvils - 2007 (drums, omnichord, guitar)
Died of Love - EP - 2009 (drums)
Stranger Me - 2011 (drums, guitar)
Archer Records
Jimbo Mathus & his Knockdown Society
Plays Songs for Rosetta- 1997 (washtub bass, kazoo)
Old School Hot Wings
North Mississippi Allstars
51 Phantom- 2001 (percussion)
Olga
Now's the Time- 2006 (drums, bass)
Kim Richardson
True North- 2007 (drums, bass)
Terry Robb
Resting Place- 2005 (bass)
Yellowdog Records
Sid Selvidge
Little Bit of Rain- 2003 (drums)
I Should Be Blue- 2010 (drums, washtub bass)
Archer Records
Richard Sims
Free Fly- 2007 (producer, drums, bass, lapsteel)
Othar Turner & the Afrossippi Allstars
From Senegal to Senatobia- 1999 (washtub bass, uncredited)
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/07
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                               Open Closed press


“ A batch of almost pastoral pop that recalls mid-/late-'70s Alex Chilton had the Big Star frontman taken antidepressants. The title song is lyrical, softly psychedelic folk-rock, with Taylor singing the refrain, "We're a little bit like windows/When we're warm, we're open/But when we're cold, we're closed." The following "On Something in the Air" is a subtle declaration of faith. Later, the relatively out of character "Weird Girls" is a slab of thick-bottomed soul that -- at least until the vocals come in -- could easily be mistaken for a lost Earth, Wind and Fire single.”
 -Chris Herrington(Memphis Magaizine Sept 2006)

http://www.memphismagazine.com/September-2006/Front-and-Center/


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“ Taylor debuts as a solo artist with OpenClosed, which bridges the gap between Alex Chilton's '70s-era output and the pop territory Shelby Bryant mined for his 2001 masterpiece Cloud Wow Music. “


OpenClosed sounds unhurried and lush. Taylor's compositions are easygoing, organic ditties that employ strings, background vocalists, and full instrumentation. His guitar playing is a revelation, as is his weedy, earnest voice, which alternately channels Chilton ("Make You Feel Good" sounds like an upbeat outtake from Big Star's Third, right down to the lyrical pun on "What's Goin' Ahn"), Cory Branan, John Lennon, and Beck.”

                  -Andria Lyle (Memphis Flyer July 2006)


http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/sideman-goes-solo/Content?oid=1127719


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“Taylor's Open Closed takes as its models the tightly packed pop of Memphis forefathers like Van Duren and Alex Chilton. Overdubbing virtually everything himself, Taylor sounds spaced-out on the title track, and "Get Things Done" features a piano part that suggests a neurotic Badfinger. It's ambitious stuff, and on the amazing "He's 15, She's in a Magazine," he conflates Van Dyke Parks and Gilberto Gil, and even says something new about the loneliness of the one-man band.”


“......multi-instrumentalist Paul Taylor, whose Open Closed displays a sharp ear for the deep conventions of Anglophile pop.”

                                           -Edd Hurt (City Pages May 2007)


http://www.citypages.com/2007-05-16/music/amy-lavere-anchors-amp-anvils-paul-taylor-open-closed/


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The finished album may be a surprise for people who only know Taylor as a jam rocker, or a jazz head, or a blues player. It's a solidly crafted piece of pop rock in the tradition of Big Star and XTC, with the emphasis on songwriting not playing.”

             Mark Jordan ,CommercialAppeal ,June 2006


http://thebluff.nmallstars.com/viewtopic.php?p=11297&sid=1b2ebba80e4d3182b7b9d24fc91c4721


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“ Left to his own devices, Taylor is a creative powerhouse whose debut solo album, the masterful Open Closed, evoked comparisons to Big Star and the Beatles”

-Andria Lyle , Commercial Appeal ,May 2009


http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/may/29/5-cover-paul-taylor/?print=1




                                 Share It press


"With a rich and full music resume already to his credit, Paul 'Snowflake' Taylor presents a solo disc that displays a wide variety of influences and appreciations as well as showing off flashes of keen pop sensibility..." - www.jasonblogs.com


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“The approach has resulted in a dizzyingly eclectic collection -- with touches of indie pop, bossa nova, funk, and John Lennon-style rock balladry --that is more assured and carefully constructed than Taylor's self-admittedly rushed 2006 debut, Open Closed.”

     Mark Jordan  (Go Memphis August 2009)


http://www.gomemphis.com/news/2009/aug/14/share-it-nearly-a-one-man-show/?print=1


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“ ….with this album Taylor shows off both the vast range that he has accumulated over the course of his music career as well as displaying his multitude of influences.  There’s some country (“Not Still Lost in TN”), some latin-influenced lounge (“Share It”), some slightly gnarled yet astonishingly fluid pop (“Just Can’t Wait That Long Anymore”) as well as a bevy of other sonic nuances ranging all the way from jazz-tinged to electronic-informed.  In short, it’s quite the mixed bag, and all compressed down into 9 songs and 38 minutes.  Back by some rich yet surprisingly subtle arrangements and some solid instrumentation, Taylor’s songs deal directly in loss, uncertainty, and personal introspection as well as the road back from all of these things.”

                       Striker Bill , May 2009

http://www.strikerbill.com/2009/05/29/paul-snowflake-taylor-share-it/


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“Paul Taylor's irrepressible musicality is kept somewhat in check when asked to just keep the beat (for Amy LaVere, Antenna Shoes, etc.). So, on his own, it all tumbles out, and this one-man-band solo album leaps from quirky indie-pop confessionals ("Just Can't Wait That Long Anymore") to Brazilian rhythms ("Share It") to Prince-like homemade soul/funk ("Relentless") to downbeat, country-inflected anti-anthems ("Not Still Lost in Tennessee").”

                               

                                 — Chris Herrington   Memphis Flyer Dec 2009


http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/new-sounds-new-heights/Content?oid=1873155


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Underground releases usually sound like underground releases...but this album does not mainly because Taylor writes classic pop songs that could easily be appreciated by a wide spectrum of listeners. His songs are warm and inviting...and he has a nice understated vocal style that is particularly appealing. And in all honesty, he does indeed have a good bit in common with at least some of the well-known artists mentioned above (we can hear definite threads of Lennon and Chilton in his music). Nine feelgood tracks here including "Just Can't Wait That Long Anymore," "Make Your Echoes Go Away," and "Perfect Reflection." (Rating: 4++++)

     -Baby Sue 2009

http://www.babysue.com/2009-May-LMNOP-Reviews.html

























 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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