Otis Taylor Trance Blues Festival
Nov. 8, 2014

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Coming November 8th, 2014
Concert line up will be announced later
Tickets go on sale in September

Musicians, Singers, Writers, Educators. All Instruments and All Ages Welcome

Workshops and concert at the E-Town Theater

OTIS TAYLOR EMAIL LIST

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ON SALE NOW

MY WORLD IS GONE

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Roots music visionary Otis Taylor’s 13th album,
My World Is Gone on Telarc, a division of Concord
Music Group, is a lightning bolt of musical creativity
and social commentary. Its songs crackle with poetic intelligence and a unique, adventurous sound that
balances the modern world with echoes of ancient
Africa, Appalachia and more.



OTIS NOMINATED FOR BLUES MUSIC AWARD

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Otis Taylor has been nominated by the Blues Music Awards in the Contemporary Blues Artist category. Each year, The Blues Music Awards presents to the artists selected by its members. They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. The 35th Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 8, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

OTIS WINS DOWNBEAT CRITICS POLL FOR TOP BLUES CD

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Otis Taylor wins 60th Annual DownBeat Critics Poll.

NEW YORKER MAGAZINE

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2/13/12 LISTENING BOOTH: THE PUNCH BROTHERS AND MORE
Posted by John Donohue
Otis Taylor, a blues singer, guitarist, and banjo player who was born in Chicago and raised in Denver, started in music in the late sixties and seventies, and then gave it up for a while to become an antiques dealer. He came roaring back with ten albums in the last ten years, though, and his new one, “Otis Taylor’s Contraband,” is full of sharply rendered songs about a wide range of subjects, including the Jim Crow era, slavery, and romance. Listen to “Never Been to Africa.”

OTIS WINS 2012 LIVING BLUES CRITICS' POLL AWARD

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With issue #220, now on the newsstand or available through their website, Living Blues magazine has announced the winners of its 19th annual Living Blues Awards. The publication offers readers the results of two different votes, the first being its critics' poll and the second being a poll of the magazine's readers. Most Outstanding Musician (Other): Otis Taylor (banjo)

OTIS INTERVIEW ON NPR

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Otis Taylor does an interview for the "Here and Now" program on NPR February 14, 2012.

REVIEWS FOR CONTRABAND

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE - EDITOR'S PICK

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Otis Taylor has a grand sense of concept, setting, mood and place. He’s a thinking-man’s bluesman with a voice of deep emotion and soul. On Contraband, there’s rawness that might be attributed to Taylor’s own tale of life under difficult conditions. BY FRANK ALKYER

MOJO MAGAZINE - 4 STARS

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The Chicago bluesman's unique balancing act goes on. "A new album has to be different, but you can't too different." Fred Dellar

 

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