Melvin Taylor

Concert at Montauban

24 Full-fare
21.03.20 Melvin Taylor.jpg
21.03.20 Melvin Taylor.jpg
  • BLUES RATES 20/24 € Melvin Taylor is one of the most exhilarating guitarists in the history of blues. Born in 1959 in Mississippi, he grew up in Chicago where he learned to play the guitar at the age of 6. Self-taught, he is influenced by guitar pioneers such as Albert King, Jimmy Reed, Wes Montgomery and later, Jimi Hendrix. After starting with The Transistors until 1980, Melvin Taylor focused on blues music and became one of the young talents who rose to the clubs on Chicago's West Side. His completely separate style was quickly spotted on Maxwell Street and he was offered to play with some figures like Pinetop Perkins and "Big Eyes" Willie Smith with whom he formed The Legendary Blues Band for his first tour of Europe. He met with immediate success there, particularly in France where he recorded his first two albums: "Blues on the Run" in 1982 and "Plays the Blues for You" in 1984 on the Isabel Records label. During the 90s, he was one of the most observed talents of the new generation of the blues, alongside Lucky Peterson, Kenny Neal or Joe Louis Walker, and established himself as one of the major figures of the six strings on the international scene. Melvin Taylor was able to reconcile the feeling of the Chicago blues and the touch of the great jazz stylists, without disdaining rock fulgurances: dizzying speed, wild abandon and faithful wah-wah pedal…
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  • Full-fare
    24 €
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    20 €
  • On March 21, 2020 at 9:00 PM