Taylor Scott Band review…March 22, 2019….

TAYLOR SCOTT BAND

ALL WE HAVE

OPENING (ALL WE HAVE)–SOMEBODY TOLD ME–CURIOSITY–CLEARANCE BIN–SALTED WATERMELON–HAIR OF INDIGO–CARRY ME AWAY–WISHING WELL–SURROUNDED–WHERE THIS IS GOING–THE WALK–GOOD THINGS

The Taylor Scott Band blend a little bit of everything into their sound, pulling in blues, soul, funk and rock into their latest release, “All We Have.”  The twelve cuts feature eleven originals and one cover, and was produced by sax man Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.  Also of note is an appearance on guitar by Henry Garza from Los Lonely Boys, actually the first concert that Taylor attended as a voungster.

Guitarist Scott, while compiling the songs for this album, realized that they all shared a common thread, in that all we have is today, and to make the most of each one.  As such, there were several highlights.  The freight-train beat of “Curiosity” comes across as almost a gospel song, teaching a lesson of “how many things you miss for everything you see!”  “Surrounded” takes an acoustic-themed look at the whole of society today, with its obsession with social media, and begging the question, “where did it go,” as we’ve all seemingly “forgotten how to feel.”

The set had two very powerful pieces.  First up is “Clearance Bin,” where our hero is “shopping around for a new dream,” as “the things I want weren’t meant to last, anyways,” featuring a dazzling solo at about the 2:15 mark.  The other outstanding cut has guitar from Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys,” the quirky “Hair Of Indigo.”

Taylor Scott has taken all his myriad of influences and melded them into a unique sound that is centered around rock and blues, but is ever-evolving to keep today’s audiences begging for more.  As Taylor teaches, today is “All We Have,” so enjoy this set to the fullest!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

 

 

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