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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: 1948    

Otis Taylor - guitar, banjo, vocals

With Otis Taylor, it’s best to expect the unexpected. While his music, an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form, discusses heavyweight issues like murder, homelessness, tyranny and injustice, his personal style is lighthearted. “I’m good at dark, but I’m not a particularly unhappy person,” he says.

Part of Taylor’s appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years. Guitar Player proclaimed him “arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time,” while Billboard has called him “one of the most innovative, thought-provoking blues artists to emerge in the last 20 years.”...
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    Recapturing The Banjo

    Mercury
    2008
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    Definition Of A Circle

    Mercury
    2006
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    Double V

    Telarc Records
    2004
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    Truth Is Not Fiction

    Telarc Records
    2003
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Recapturing The Banjo

Telarc Records (2008)

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