Taylor Hollingsworth will release his stunning sophomore album, Life With A Slow Ear, on Team Love Records on November 6th, 2009. Born and raised in Alabama, Taylor has performed his own heartfelt creations for years.
He has most recently found himself on the open road as a member of Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band. While Taylor’s impeccable musicianship and artistic voice as a songwriter can be found on tracks “Air Mattress” and “Snake Hill” on Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band’s sophomore album Outer South (Merge Records), he steps from side stage to center stage with Life With A Slow Ear.
With roots in traditional American music including folk, blues and country, Taylor Hollingsworth takes the listener on a twisting and turning journey in each of his eleven, foot stomping tracks. Like Bob Dylan and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, he is a storyteller through and through. From the back of a pick up truck in the Deep South to the concrete jungle of Sin City, each stripped down song transports us by Taylor’s imaginative finger picking and wholly unique voice with just the right amount of Southern drawl.
Each story told on Life With a Slow Ear, whether whimsical or melancholy, brings to mind all of the folk and blues singers who’ve come before. And, in the tradition of the traveling troubadours, Taylor will hit the road this fall to share his many tales.
Catch Taylor on the road this fall. Dates below.
09.29.09 Atlanta, GA The 40 Watt w/ The Felice Brothers
10.10.09 Nashville, TN The Basement
10.20.09 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar w/ Ryan Bingham and Jonny Burke
10.21.09 Birmingham, AL The Nick w/ Ryan Bingham and Jonny Burke