Wayne Taylor: It’s About Time

Wayne Taylor has been singing and playing bass with the band Blue Highway since its inception more than 17 years ago. Now he has released a wonderful solo CD, It’s About Time, backed by an all-star cast of musicians and singers.

Ron Stewart plays both fiddle and banjo, Jesse Brock picks the mandolin, Tom Adams plays guitar, Buck White plays piano on one number, while Brooke and Darin Aldridge, and the Whites (Buck, Sharon and Cheryl) contribute outstanding harmony vocals. Eight of the twelve songs were written by Mr. Taylor, and a ninth was co-written by him with fiddler and lead vocalist Rachel Johnson Boyd.

“Bluest Eyes in Tennessee”

 These are really fine original songs, varying in tempo and style from fast paced to slow country ballads, and Wayne sings them all with authority. Tom Adams contributes a catchy instrumental, “Chips and Salsa”, and the CD closes with Tony Brown playing banjo and Wayne airing out the traditional song, “Little Maggie.” This is a highly entertaining recording, beautifully produced and performed. Highly recommended.

Wayne Taylor Records

Jerry Oland

Former HVBA Board Member, banjo player with Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, Blue Plate Special, Bear Acker & Billings Gap, Wildcat Creek, Wheelhoss and the Arm Brothers, currently freelance banjoist with the Hayrollers, the Jupiter Lighthouse Porch Band, novice fiddler, and part-time real estate magnate.

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