Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Taylor Hicks: Pre-Idol

Ok I can’t sleep so I log on to my pc and I start surfing Taylor Hicks name. I thought I have seen and heard all things Taylor. Especially everything Pre-Idol. However, much to my delighted surprise I found something I hadn’t heard before. I thought I would share what I found with the rest of you as I am sure there are others like me who haven’t heard this. My search landed me at
I started reading and some of I have heard about before. “Taylor Hicks originally appeared on Tapestry, WBHM's locally produced arts and culture program, in December of 2005. Tapestry airs Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m.” “Described as a soul singer, Taylor Hicks is known for setting "soul fires" from panhandle Florida honky-tonks to the modern day chitlin-circuit of the old South. He's entertained with high profile artists such as James Brown, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Drive by Truckers, and Robert Randolph. Taylor is currently collaborating with contemporary blues legend Keb Mo. This is all pre-idol.

So I scroll further down and discover a Interview I had never heard before. It still amazes me how Taylor was never discovered and signed pre-idol. I don’t understand how someone could hear this man sing and pass on him. I guess that goes too show the bigwigs in the Music industry do not know what the majority of American’s really want to listen to. Thank God for American Idol if it wasn’t for them we would have never heard the amazing talent of Taylor Hicks. That would be like never having a Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Conway Twitty, or Bruce Springsteen.

Go give a listen to the link above. I promise you will love hearing Taylor sing and talk pre-idol. I am off to see if I can find more hidden treasures.


Anonymous said...

Buy his pre-idol CD here

Anonymous said...

the link didn't work

Cindy Wright said...

Links work First one goes to the site. Second one brings up a download of the interview