Saturday, November 25, 2006

Taylor Hicks: Taylor Plays with the Allman Brothers

Taylor Hicks still gets around. Even with doing television shows and making his album he still finds time to get out and make appearances. I read an article where Taylor appeared with the Allman Brothers or as it was called Thursday Night Gregg Allman and Friends. Lucky for the audience one of the friends was none other than our man Taylor Hicks. Taylor played harmonica for one of the songs. The article states “I dig him. I think winning "American Idol" was bad for him, mainly he's gonna be pigeonholed into something he's not. He’s a legitimately talented dude who is much bigger than the label. And he did a helluva job on the harmonica - and he knew better not to sing when on stage with Gregg Allman. He wasn't gonna win that one.”

Though I do not agree with the last part, Taylor Hicks can sing with the best of them. I love to hear Taylor’s voice and singing with someone is not a competition it is just a matter of the two voices complementing each other. Taylor Hicks can be the center of attention and he can also complement well with another voice. I for one would love to hear Taylor do some great duos in the future. Also Taylor hasn’t been pigeonholed into anything. He is exactly what he claims to be and American Idol didn’t change that. Taylor’s new album will show what he can do. I have heard three of the songs and I love them all.

I would have been thrilled to have been there Thursday night and hear Taylor play harmonica. That man can play some mean harmonica. As the article says “Taylor Hicks is a legitimately talented dude who is much bigger than the label. And he did a helluva job on the harmonica.” Truer words could not have been said. I’m thrilled Taylor is still getting out there and more people are hearing what he can do. I see the Soul Patrol growing by leaps and bound each day. Keep doing what you do Taylor. To read the rest of the article click here.