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Dean Taylor & The Better Days / Bio

What if Tom Petty and The Wallflowers joined up with John Mellencamp? It might sound a lot like Dean Taylor! Guitar based Roots Rock with a Folk sensibility sung with an expressive, earthy voice. Check it out, you'll like it!

After ten years of playing bass guitar professionally in a variety of bands, duos and trios throughout the Southeast, Dean added to his artistic interests by pursuing other areas of the entertainment industry including an actor in TV shows, feature films and commercials, Mobile DJ, Corporate Entertainment Producer and Audio/Video engineer. However, the call of music kept nagging until he concentrated on his original songwriting and recorded a full length CD in 2003 entitled "so far" available for sale at www.cdbaby.com/cd/deantaylor. This impressive all original debut brings Dean Taylor back to his musical roots. Combining 70's and 80's influenced Pop Rock with an acoustic approach to his Folk/Americana songwriting has resulted in a truly unique combination of styles that seem
familiar yet unlike what you've heard before.

Dean credits Atlanta producer David Leonard at Reveal Audio to help define his sound. He also co-produced and played most of the instruments on this eclectic collection of songs. Call it Americana or Roots Rock or Folk Rock, but whatever it is, call it GOOD! It's guitar-based Roots/Folk Rock in the style of the Wallflowers, Springteen, Petty, Mellancamp and Steve Earl, sung with an earthy voice that conveys the emotion of his honest, sometimes dark but
always intriguing lyrics. You'll find yourself humming these mind-sticking melodies before you know it, all the while discovering deeper meanings in the lyrics with repeated listenings.

Dean met Lou Carta in 2011 through another band project. After hearing Dean's original songs Lou was so impressed that he insisted they work together on forming an original band to perform the recordings live. The result is Dean Taylor & The Better Days who have already opened for The Artimus Pyle Band (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and have headlined their own concerts around the Atlanta area. Dean is still writing and recording original songs for an upcoming release tentatively titled Blind Curve.

General Info

Band Members
Dean Taylor - Lead vocals & guitar, Lou Carta - Lead Guitar/vocals, Mark Robison - Drums, Jim Horton - Bass & vocals plus Kenny Kirby on keyboards
Artist Name
Dean Taylor & The Better Days
Home Page
Active Since
Americana / Roots Rock / Singer Songwriter

Contact Info

Roswell, GA
Kenny Kirby - kennykirbypiano@yahoo.com

Similar Artists

  • The Wallflowers
  • John Mellencamp
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers