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George Taylor / Press

“If there's justice in this world, George Taylor will become a household name as a singular bluesman... Taylor has a playfulness in his lyrics and a clarity of purpose that reminds me of a young Roger Clyne... These songs are honest and to the point and feature some badass blues licks. They could've been written in the 1930s or 30 days ago. You'd better get in on the ground floor here because if Taylor's next albums are like Rain or Shine, you'll have a hard time getting to see him live.”

“ This Americana singer has gritty vocals that pour honest lyrics over down-home, country-blues notes, amid harmonica and finger-plucked guitar. ”

“A little bit J. Mascis and a little bit “Travelin’ Man,” elements one doesn’t expect to find in East Coast Country. There’s a lilt in Taylor’s voice in the chorus that hints at a yodel as much as a lump in his throat. Some might call this deception; I’d call it art.”

“Goochland native George Taylor gives us heartbreak and some hope in his debut album, TroubleTown, recorded at Sound of Music Studio and released in March. His voice has a bit of Tom Petty in it (especially in the song for which the CD is named), while the chords of a B3 organ and whine of a harmonica in "Raining & Cold" evoke the blues. You can listen to a stream or buy the album at georgetaylormusic.com.”

“ ..TroubleTown is a journey through lost love and lost times to helping hands and hopeful hearts. Most of the songs are secular and very well done (if a bit less acoustic and organic), yet I am drawn to his one faith-based song, entitled Better Than Time. With it's gently upbeat tempo, this folk-styled acoustic song draws us in with simple, clear, guitar strums, a great melody and universal lyrics. Taylor's solid vocals mark the spot; resonant and warm, but strong enough to be compelling. At first, Better Than Time comes across as a love song, as good as any here on the blog. It's not until halfway through the song that Taylor's subject is revealed. This isn't preaching, it's simply a wonderful song about honest emotions that belongs in my collection, and hopefully yours, too. Call it Folk Certified.”

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