Tuscon was hot this week and it wasn't just due to the weather. Taylor Hicks is lighting up the stage as Teen Angel, but made a stop at 92.9 The Mountain to appear on their Studio C segment. And what an appearance it was!
Studio C is an intimate look at an artist with interviews and music. This is Taylor Hicks at his acoustic finest...four songs...guitar and harp...and as much blue eyed soul as you can cram into a short time. This was a relaxed Taylor, playful with his audience, tender with the kids and their questions, and dead serious about giving his absolute best to his music. He sang "Bus Back to Birmingham," and then from his new CD, he sang "Seven Mile Breakdown." He followed that with a crowd pleaser, "The Fall," and ended with one of my favorites, "Alabama Frame of Mind."
This mini concert and his candid answers to the small audience, especially the kids, was one of the most enjoyable times to have spent with Taylor Hicks. He is truly remarkable as an artist, yet humble and so genuine that his charm shines through whether speaking or performing. If you were unlucky enough to have missed this amazing performance, do not fear! They are repeating it tonight at 8:30 pm and 11:30pm and tomorrow evening again at 11 pm. This is mountain time, so plan accordingly to where you live. Next week, Taylor's performance will be archived on their website to enjoy again and again. Check out their picture gallery while you are there. They have 53 gorgeous photos of Taylor in the studio!
Link to watch live this weekend:
Link to the Studio C on demand archives:
Link to Forum:
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The wait for the new Taylor Hicks CD is over...well sort of. It isn't for sale yet, but you can listen to a full preview of the entire album right here:
This is a great way to get a taste of what lies in store for Taylor Hicks fans on March 10th. I don't want to influence anyone with my opinions, so get on over there and have a listen for yourself! OK...I take that back. Pay SPECIAL attention to the beautifully done song called "Maybe You Should," sure to be a fan favorite. Taylor Hicks' voice shines through in all its pure Soul and Passion on this gem. This is blue eyed soul at its best! I am also quite fond of the title song.
So far, most have high praise for this new creative effort from Taylor Hicks. Many AOL Listening Parties are only up for a few days, so if you have not had the PLEASURE of checking out The Distance by Taylor Hicks, better hurry! You won't be disappointed...there is something for everyone here!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The long awaited Taylor Hicks video is here! It is every inch and every note and every beat what it promised to be. The combination of Jake Davis and Taylor Hicks is absolutely spot-on and the end product is one to be extremely proud of.
The mood and theme, the element of mystery and smokey nights, the hint of romance desired but not attained, every step of this endeavor spells Taylor Hicks blue eyed soul MAGIC! Please take a trip over to Yahoo, even though many sites have this embedded, and give this amazing video some hits and good ratings. This belongs in a class by itself.
CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR HICKS AND JAKE DAVIS. YA DONE GOOD!
Friday, February 13, 2009
As we all anticipate the new video from Taylor Hicks this coming Tuesday, fans are eager about what to expect and wondering about the process involved in creating it. Jake Davis has been teasing us with beautiful frames and hints about the type of film this will be. And we are waiting with much excitement for some blue eyed soul video!
The Taylor Hicks Community had a chance to get some insight from Jake about working with Taylor Hicks and about Jake's philosophies concerning film making in general. These are both fascinating and informative, and we thank him very much for taking the time to talk with us!
Check out our interview with Jake Davis on Connections, right here:
Also be sure to visit Jake's site links as thanks for taking the time to speak to fans about the making of the video for "What's Right is Right."
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The Taylor Hicks Community is happy to feature yet another interview by one of Taylor's buddies from the early days, who still remains close and admires Taylor greatly.
Wayne Mills has given us some very thoughtful and entertaining insights into his friend Taylor Hicks and their days together before Idol and after. Take a trip to our Early Taylor section and enjoy this wonderful interview, plus all of the others which Taylor's buddies have so graciously shared. If you haven't heard the Wayne Mills Band, then you are in for a real treat! You can check out his sites by the links at the bottom of our interview :) Plus we have never before seen video of Taylor and Wayne together in Huntsville!
You can read it right here: