|SINGER SONGWRITER BENJAMIN TAYLOR READIES NEW ALBUM FOR FALL 2010|
|Benjamin Taylor is currently working on his new album set to be released in the Fall of 2010 and is releasing new songs every week through his website www.bentaylormusic.com. He will be sharing new songs, some covers as well as alternate versions of his original songs leading up to the new album release. This week download a new cover of Sade’s “By Your Side” as well as a few other songs HERE or at www.bentaylormusic.com.
Taylor’s memorable melodies, immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics have been captivating fans since the moment he embarked on this journey. The son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, Taylor’s life was always centered on music, although he spent several years traveling the world, developing a deep appreciation for the earth and the outdoors. Making music has become as natural as breathing to Taylor. Accordingly, this approach has colored his songwriting to create music that defies genre definitions. Taylor seamlessly merges the sounds and styles of rock, pop, folk and hip-hop. His albums often run the gamut from sonically spacious acoustic numbers to layered vocals, beats and unique samples. Taylor’s honest music is led by what is often described as his tuneful and expressive voice, the kind of voice that makes its impact with the smallest turn of a whispered phrase.
“An impressive and disarming work, which isn’t to say it’s not also fun and immensely easy to hum.” – FOX News
“Don’t let the rock royalty lineage fool ya….for some time now Benjamin’s been busy carving out a unique niche for himself in the music world.” – Blurt
“Defies expectations.” – New York Post
“Taylor, 31, doesn’t rap but he has forged some new kind of folk-pop-hip-hop hybrid thanks to his vocal phrasing and the musical…..His witty nature shines and he writes strong, memorable melodic hooks (She’s Gone).” –Miami Herald
” With Taylor’s warm unassuming baritone, the gentler, more sweetly moody tracks stand out.” * * * -USA Today
“Carries on a mellow tradition …..soothing, well Taylored vocals.” – People Magazine
“Tinged with folk, pop, rock, country and hip-hop and buoyed by hooks and thoughtful lyrics.” – The Associated Press
“ There is a translucence to Taylor’s songs that is rare in today’s folk rock.” – Rolling Stone
April 8 Norfolk, VA Naro Theater
April 9 Kill Devil Hills, NC Outer Banks Brewing Station