Sean Taylor trio + Lauren Housley + Tallulah RendallGUEST LIST FULL |Doors 7:00pm Music 7:30pm
We are thrilled to welcome back LRB favourite Sean Taylor for a third visit. His new album is receiving national airplay and amazing reviews. MOJOmagazine 4 Stars....'it's a beauty- meditative and passionate, early Van Morrison-esque with poetic lyrics, excellent bass
This will be a special show featuring Hana Piranha on violin and Paulina Szczepan on drums and percussion. Hana's violin arrangements feature on the album.
We think this seventh album is a contender for record of the year.and....legendary Danny Thompson on bass'
'Taylor is no “simple bluesman”; he’s with the poets and the painters in a commune of the mind where the force of our own nature is both wonderful and terrifying''
The Only Good Addiction Is Love is Taylor’s most consciously themed statement to date and fresh ideas about instrumentation have given his songs some added vibrancy. Hana Piranha on violin contributes some particularly inventive ideas that have help nudge the arrangements onto new and fertile ground. They are especially evident and effective on the memorable title track and the café blues of Les Rouges et Les Noirs.
Taylor is also a noted blues guitarist with a deep affinity for the sounds of the Delta, but the allure of the Latin world has proved irresistible to one with such an inquiring mind. Listeners reap the benefits of his investigations on the evocative instrumental Lorca; a heartfelt blues with “deep song” attributes composed for a favourite poet who also spoke candidly. It’s especially poignant given that Lorca’s death at the hands of Franco’s death squads is a constant reminder that truth and beauty often come at very high price.
However, Taylor doesn’t dabble in tributes, and his passions burn as brightly as the imagery he’s found in the wider artistic milieu. If you listen closely you can pick out the faces in the crowd, but the important thing to remember is that messages of love, truth and beauty pass through hands from one generation to another. The Only Good Addiction is Love is laden with messages that are too compelling to ignore, and they come embedded in songs that (if there is any justice) ought to reach many more than those already converted.
Saturday 28th November 2015, special guest Lauren Housley closes our 2015 concert series following an amazing year with the success of Ghost Town Blues from debut album Sweet Surrender "Effortlessly classy soulful blues from God's Country...'Sweet Surrender' (debut album), by Lauren Housley is outstanding"
An extraordinary completely original artistic talent. Exactly 10 months after opening our 2015 concert series we are delighted Tallulah Rendall is our special guest on an amazing line up for our end of year showdown.