OTIS TAYLOR

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With Otis Taylor, it's best to expect the unexpected. While his music, an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form, discusses heavyweight issues like murder, homelessness, tyranny, and injustice, his personal style is lighthearted. "I'm good at dark, but I'm not a particularly unhappy person," he says. "I'd just like to make enough money to buy a Porsche."

Part of Taylor's appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years. In fact, Guitar Player magazine writes, "Otis Taylor is arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time." Whether it's his unique instrumentation (he fancies banjo and cello), or it's the sudden sound of a female vocal, or a seemingly upbeat optimistic song takes a turn for the forlorn, what remains consistent is poignant storytelling based in truth and history.
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Clovis People, Vol. 3Clovis People, Vol. 3
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Inakustiks 2017
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OTIS TAYLOR When Negroes Walked The Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
When Negroes Walked The Earth
Blues 1997
OTIS TAYLOR Blue Eyed Monster album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Eyed Monster
Blues 1997
OTIS TAYLOR White African album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
White African
Blues 2001
OTIS TAYLOR Respect The Dead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Respect The Dead
Blues 2001
OTIS TAYLOR Truth Is Not Fiction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Truth Is Not Fiction
Blues 2003
OTIS TAYLOR Double V album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Double V
Blues 2004
OTIS TAYLOR Below The Fold album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Below The Fold
Blues 2005
OTIS TAYLOR Definition Of A Circle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Definition Of A Circle
Blues 2006
OTIS TAYLOR Recapturing The Banjo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recapturing The Banjo
Blues 2008
OTIS TAYLOR Pentatonic Wars And Love Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pentatonic Wars And Love Songs
Blues 2009
OTIS TAYLOR Clovis People Vol 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Clovis People Vol 3
Blues 2010
OTIS TAYLOR Contraband album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Contraband
Blues 2012
OTIS TAYLOR My World Is Gone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My World Is Gone
Blues 2013
OTIS TAYLOR Hey Joe Opus - Red Meat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hey Joe Opus - Red Meat
Blues 2015
OTIS TAYLOR Fantasizing About Being Black album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fantasizing About Being Black
Blues 2017

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OTIS TAYLOR Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collection
Blues 2014

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