Great American Taxi

Great American Taxi

BandAmericanaRock

Great American Taxi is tight and energetic while mining lyrics that echo the band's slogan: Americana Without Borders.

Biography

The electric-Americana group Great American Taxi is one of those brilliant, rare gems on the club and festival circuit- a fun, danceable jamband with great original songs. Since parting ways with legendary jamgrass pioneers Leftover Salmon, Taxi driver Vince Herman has been writing and collecting new classics to add to his vast catalogue of southern swamp-rock, underground country, and Guthrie-tinged political satire culled from over 20 years of traveling the North American continent. Guitarist and songwriter Jefferson Hamer writes new rock and indie-country songs that recall the 6 and 12-string psychedelic twang of the Byrds and Gram Parsons. Founder and keyboardist Chad Staehly contributes literate, melodic tunes in the vintage country rock tradition. With additional vocals and a powerful big-room feel provided by drummer Jake Coffin and bassist Edwin Hurwitz, Great American Taxi has enough top-shelf material to keep even the most devoted, traveling fans wondering what could possibly come next. While it's impossible to predict- the band has welcomed Little Feat, YMSB's Jeff Austin, and even Coolio onstage as special guests, and has played impromptu covers of songs by the Black Eyed Peas, Frank Zappa, and the Beach Boys- fans are turning out in rapidly-increasing numbers to hear Taxi play their signature songs. No other ensemble performing today moves so effortlessly across the roots-rock spectrum. Through it all, they keep the audience dancing and occasionally, laughing along and that is why, in little over one year together, Great American Taxi has emerged as one of the most impressive live acts in the jam-rock field.

Discography

Taxi has a debut CD 'Streets Of Gold' due out in April 2007. Some of the tracks are available for streaming here!

Set List

The band usually plays one two and half hour set or two sets of approximately equal time. The band writes music and draws from an Americana sound which includes rock, country, newgrass, jam, cajun, and the list goes on...

EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE
RIDE
CINCHED UP
APPALACHIAN SOUL
DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS
TWO LANE HIGHWAY
COUNTY LINE
TRUCK DRIVING MAN
CASINO NATION/WADE IN THE WATER
LUMPY BEAN POLE AND DIRT
LINING TRACK
GET BEHIND THE MULE
YOU ANGEL YOU
HARD ON THE BEACH ORE
BABY PLEASE COME HOME
HARD TIMES
HONKY TONKIN'
BABY WHAT I'D SAY
VICKSBURG
DEVIL IN DISGUISE
KILLING THIS TOWN
AMERICAN WAY
NO DIRECTION
BRIGHT LIGHTS
GOSPEL PLOW
STRAW MAN
GET OUTTA MY LIFE WOMAN
DIRTY BUSINESS
STEEL GUITAR RAG
DOWN SOUTH IN NEW ORLEANS
AMERICAN IDIOT
BIG WHEELS
FIELD OF OPPORTUNITY
SOUL SHAKEDOWN PARTY
SONG FOR YOU
TELL ME BABY
HARD TO HANDLE
I KNOW IT FEELS GOOD
ROSA LEE McFALL
BOO BOO
TRAVELIN' MAN
WALKING CANE
DARLING CORY
TAKE ME BACK TO TULSA