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"Photos from Blues Under the Bridge 2013 by Rock Photographer Larry Hulst"

If you missed this past weekend's Blues Under the Bridge, we take you back there in this internet time machine right now with the photographs of renowned local rock photographer Larry Hulst. - KRCC 91.5FM


"Photos from Blues Under the Bridge 2013 by Rock Photographer Larry Hulst"

If you missed this past weekend's Blues Under the Bridge, we take you back there in this internet time machine right now with the photographs of renowned local rock photographer Larry Hulst. - KRCC 91.5FM


"Blues Under the Bridge 2013 Line-up"

Blues Under The Bridge happens July 20, 2013!

Watermelon Slim
Plays: 10:25-11:45 pm

“The most exciting and authentic blues performer I’ve heard in years.” – A.W., Paste Magazine
2x Winner: 2008 Blues Music Award – Band of the Year and Album of the Year
2x Winner: 2006 & 2007 MOJO Magazine’s #1 Blues Album of the Year
Winner: 6th Annual Independent Music Awards – Blues Album of the Year

John Hammond
Plays: 8:35-10:05 pm

“John’s sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice, guitar and harmonica, it is at first impossible to imagine improving it… He’s a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down.” -Tom Waits

2011 BLUES HALL OF FAME Inductee
2012 NEW YORK BLUES HALL OF FAME Inductee
2011 Blues Music Award WINNER for Acoustic Artist of the Year
2010 GRAMMY Nominee for Rough & Tough


Blues Caravan
Plays: 6:45-8:15 pm

“…imbued with such a musical breadth and unbounded vitality that they transform the blues template into a fun filled exciting show with a welcome sense of modernity…” Pete Feenstra

A couple of rough-and-tumble guitarists from North America will go head-to-head with a dynamic British female singer and guitar player whose every show is a display of raw and emotional power. Rest assured: When this trio of hard-nosed pros step into the ring, they won’t be pulling any punches.


Slide Brothers
Plays: 4:55-6:25 pm

“Primarily, this set highlights [Randolph’s] fire forebears in sacred steel playing who rip through versions of George Harrison and Allman Brothers Band alongside a sampling of spirituals, including a hot instrumental take on ‘Wade in the Water.’” Billboard

The Slide Brothers are Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent–the greatest living musicians who embody the Sacred Steel tradition. The joyous music these legendary artists create extends far beyond scared steel to encompass blues, rock and soul all celebrated with a sound that is uniquely their own.


DB Rielly
Plays: 3:20-4:35 pm

“That’s soul.” — B.B. King

BEST OF 2011 Radio Crystal Blue (New York)
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR CHRW 94.9 FM’s “Hardcore Country” Canada
BEST of 2011- FAN FAVORITE Country Fried Rock (South Carolina)


Justus League
Plays: 2:00-3:00 pm

Justus League is an infused Blues/Rock Band that consists of Colorado Springs hottest musicians: Dean Woodward (Woody), Austin Johnson, Sean Pyrtle, Matthew Taylor and Jake Loggins.

- See more at: http://bluesunderthebridge.com/lineup/#sthash.2rx5UyPa.dpuf - Blues Under The Bridge Festival


"Blues Under the Bridge 2013 Line-up"

Blues Under The Bridge happens July 20, 2013!

Watermelon Slim
Plays: 10:25-11:45 pm

“The most exciting and authentic blues performer I’ve heard in years.” – A.W., Paste Magazine
2x Winner: 2008 Blues Music Award – Band of the Year and Album of the Year
2x Winner: 2006 & 2007 MOJO Magazine’s #1 Blues Album of the Year
Winner: 6th Annual Independent Music Awards – Blues Album of the Year

John Hammond
Plays: 8:35-10:05 pm

“John’s sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice, guitar and harmonica, it is at first impossible to imagine improving it… He’s a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down.” -Tom Waits

2011 BLUES HALL OF FAME Inductee
2012 NEW YORK BLUES HALL OF FAME Inductee
2011 Blues Music Award WINNER for Acoustic Artist of the Year
2010 GRAMMY Nominee for Rough & Tough


Blues Caravan
Plays: 6:45-8:15 pm

“…imbued with such a musical breadth and unbounded vitality that they transform the blues template into a fun filled exciting show with a welcome sense of modernity…” Pete Feenstra

A couple of rough-and-tumble guitarists from North America will go head-to-head with a dynamic British female singer and guitar player whose every show is a display of raw and emotional power. Rest assured: When this trio of hard-nosed pros step into the ring, they won’t be pulling any punches.


Slide Brothers
Plays: 4:55-6:25 pm

“Primarily, this set highlights [Randolph’s] fire forebears in sacred steel playing who rip through versions of George Harrison and Allman Brothers Band alongside a sampling of spirituals, including a hot instrumental take on ‘Wade in the Water.’” Billboard

The Slide Brothers are Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent–the greatest living musicians who embody the Sacred Steel tradition. The joyous music these legendary artists create extends far beyond scared steel to encompass blues, rock and soul all celebrated with a sound that is uniquely their own.


DB Rielly
Plays: 3:20-4:35 pm

“That’s soul.” — B.B. King

BEST OF 2011 Radio Crystal Blue (New York)
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR CHRW 94.9 FM’s “Hardcore Country” Canada
BEST of 2011- FAN FAVORITE Country Fried Rock (South Carolina)


Justus League
Plays: 2:00-3:00 pm

Justus League is an infused Blues/Rock Band that consists of Colorado Springs hottest musicians: Dean Woodward (Woody), Austin Johnson, Sean Pyrtle, Matthew Taylor and Jake Loggins.

- See more at: http://bluesunderthebridge.com/lineup/#sthash.2rx5UyPa.dpuf - Blues Under The Bridge Festival


"Local Band on the Rise"

The breath of fresh air you are experiencing is the energy, talent and music of the dynamic five-piece blues infused rock band Justus League.

Denver, CO (I-Newswire) August 28, 2013 - Local Band on the Rise

For some of you, you are hearing the name Justus League for the first time - and for others, you have been avid followers since day one. Regardless of your fan status, the breath of fresh air you are experiencing is the energy, talent and music of the dynamic five-piece blues infused rock band.

Based out of Colorado Springs, Justus League consists of some of the finest musicians in the state: Dean Woodward, Austin Johnson, Sean Pyrtle, Matthew Taylor and Jake Loggins. The group made their debut performance on March 1, 2013 at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center and they have been hitting the ground running ever since. With five large festivals under their belt in five months and their music already hitting local radio airwaves, we know great things are bound to happen for this super-group.

'Justus League's stage presence is amazing. You can tell that they all truly enjoy what they are doing and that enjoy each other's musicianship... and if you have ever been to a show, you would know that the fans enjoy them as well,' says an enthusiastic fan.

The band is currently in the process of wrapping up their self-titled debut album and they plan to announce an official release date soon - which will be celebrated with a CD release party. The band is keeping busy by performing multiple shows each week. Make sure to check them out!

In the meantime, stay connected to the band:

Official Website: JustusLeagueMusic.com

Facebook: FB.com/JustusLeagueMusic

Sound Cloud: SoundCloud.com/JustusLeagueMusic


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CONTACT:
Justus League Music
JustusLeagueMusic@gmail.com - I-Newswire


"Local Band on the Rise"

The breath of fresh air you are experiencing is the energy, talent and music of the dynamic five-piece blues infused rock band Justus League.

Denver, CO (I-Newswire) August 28, 2013 - Local Band on the Rise

For some of you, you are hearing the name Justus League for the first time - and for others, you have been avid followers since day one. Regardless of your fan status, the breath of fresh air you are experiencing is the energy, talent and music of the dynamic five-piece blues infused rock band.

Based out of Colorado Springs, Justus League consists of some of the finest musicians in the state: Dean Woodward, Austin Johnson, Sean Pyrtle, Matthew Taylor and Jake Loggins. The group made their debut performance on March 1, 2013 at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center and they have been hitting the ground running ever since. With five large festivals under their belt in five months and their music already hitting local radio airwaves, we know great things are bound to happen for this super-group.

'Justus League's stage presence is amazing. You can tell that they all truly enjoy what they are doing and that enjoy each other's musicianship... and if you have ever been to a show, you would know that the fans enjoy them as well,' says an enthusiastic fan.

The band is currently in the process of wrapping up their self-titled debut album and they plan to announce an official release date soon - which will be celebrated with a CD release party. The band is keeping busy by performing multiple shows each week. Make sure to check them out!

In the meantime, stay connected to the band:

Official Website: JustusLeagueMusic.com

Facebook: FB.com/JustusLeagueMusic

Sound Cloud: SoundCloud.com/JustusLeagueMusic


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CONTACT:
Justus League Music
JustusLeagueMusic@gmail.com - I-Newswire


"Matthew Taylor heads to San Francisco"

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- The winner of FOX21's Southern Colorado Idol is headed to San Francisco to audition in front of an American Idol producer in August.

Matthew Taylor was on FOX21 Morning News to talk about his musical aspirations and give viewers a sampling of his soulful talent.

If his name sounds familiar, Taylor is the former frontman for the local band, The Taylor Project. In 2010, Taylor moved forward on his solo project, but often plays with a Trio. - Fox21


"Matthew Taylor heads to San Francisco"

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- The winner of FOX21's Southern Colorado Idol is headed to San Francisco to audition in front of an American Idol producer in August.

Matthew Taylor was on FOX21 Morning News to talk about his musical aspirations and give viewers a sampling of his soulful talent.

If his name sounds familiar, Taylor is the former frontman for the local band, The Taylor Project. In 2010, Taylor moved forward on his solo project, but often plays with a Trio. - Fox21


"Matthew is pouring out heart, soul, and music through his inspirational album Audio Journal."

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, May 16, 2011 /Music Downloads IPOD and MP3 PR News/ -- Matthew Taylor has been in the service of himself and God, and he uses his gift of music to better himself and the rest of the world. For Matthew, music is not just about making songs, singing and performing them - it's also the message that you share to others. If he sticks to this, he's doing something noble and creative both at the same time.

It all began when Matthew was a wee baby. Like Schroeder from the comic strip 'Peanuts', he received his first toy grand piano at three. When he was four, he had his first toy guitar and amp as birthday presents, and from there, he started rocking to Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and KISS. Matthew's parents were supportive but it was his Grandma J who took his love for music to the next level. He was allowed to play her Hammond organ, banging on the keys and destroying a few along the way.

Matthew's sound transitioned from noise to full-fledged music when he studied under husband and wife pianists, David and Beverly Lewis. And then he joined the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale where his singing flourished. His music had to take a backseat, however, in high school and college as he furthered his studies.

It was only until he was 27 years old that Matthew realized that he should live the dream that he's had since he was three. After winning a competition in 2010, he was sent to San Francisco to audition for 'American Idol'; unfortunately, he was told his voice was not 'poppy enough' for the show. The rejection hurt but Matthew was not to be bogged down by this - he moved on and continued to develop becoming a better artist. For someone who writes what he feels, it's essential that he can connect with his listeners. His music is full of love, pain, hope, change - what every human being experiences on a daily basis and all rendered in classical piano. Heartfelt and at times, heartbreaking, such is Matthew Taylor's music.

Matthew is now sharing his album 'Audio Journal' with 10 tracks showcasing his musical soul. Have a listen to Matthew Taylor's album at iTunes distributed by JMD Records and INgrooves (a partner of Universal Music Group.)

Connect with Matthew Taylor at:
CONTACT him:
Contact Person: Traci Tisserat, Manager - Matthew Taylor Music
Phone number: 303 601 6339
Email: traci@matthewtaylormusic.com

LIKE him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor
VISIT his Official website: http://www.matthewtaylormusic.com
VISIT his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/matthewtaylormusic
FOLLOW him on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MrTaylorMusic
WATCH him on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/keyteo
READ his Blog: http://matthewtaylormusic.blogspot.com
READ his Music page: http://www.reverbnation.com/matthewtaylor - iPod and PR News


"Matthew is pouring out heart, soul, and music through his inspirational album Audio Journal."

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, May 16, 2011 /Music Downloads IPOD and MP3 PR News/ -- Matthew Taylor has been in the service of himself and God, and he uses his gift of music to better himself and the rest of the world. For Matthew, music is not just about making songs, singing and performing them - it's also the message that you share to others. If he sticks to this, he's doing something noble and creative both at the same time.

It all began when Matthew was a wee baby. Like Schroeder from the comic strip 'Peanuts', he received his first toy grand piano at three. When he was four, he had his first toy guitar and amp as birthday presents, and from there, he started rocking to Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and KISS. Matthew's parents were supportive but it was his Grandma J who took his love for music to the next level. He was allowed to play her Hammond organ, banging on the keys and destroying a few along the way.

Matthew's sound transitioned from noise to full-fledged music when he studied under husband and wife pianists, David and Beverly Lewis. And then he joined the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale where his singing flourished. His music had to take a backseat, however, in high school and college as he furthered his studies.

It was only until he was 27 years old that Matthew realized that he should live the dream that he's had since he was three. After winning a competition in 2010, he was sent to San Francisco to audition for 'American Idol'; unfortunately, he was told his voice was not 'poppy enough' for the show. The rejection hurt but Matthew was not to be bogged down by this - he moved on and continued to develop becoming a better artist. For someone who writes what he feels, it's essential that he can connect with his listeners. His music is full of love, pain, hope, change - what every human being experiences on a daily basis and all rendered in classical piano. Heartfelt and at times, heartbreaking, such is Matthew Taylor's music.

Matthew is now sharing his album 'Audio Journal' with 10 tracks showcasing his musical soul. Have a listen to Matthew Taylor's album at iTunes distributed by JMD Records and INgrooves (a partner of Universal Music Group.)

Connect with Matthew Taylor at:
CONTACT him:
Contact Person: Traci Tisserat, Manager - Matthew Taylor Music
Phone number: 303 601 6339
Email: traci@matthewtaylormusic.com

LIKE him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor
VISIT his Official website: http://www.matthewtaylormusic.com
VISIT his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/matthewtaylormusic
FOLLOW him on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MrTaylorMusic
WATCH him on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/keyteo
READ his Blog: http://matthewtaylormusic.blogspot.com
READ his Music page: http://www.reverbnation.com/matthewtaylor - iPod and PR News


"Matthew Taylor Signs Global Distribution Deal"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Matthew Taylor Signs Global Distribution Deal

Denver, CO - March 13, 2011 - Colorado Springs, CO based musician, Matthew Taylor, announced on Monday, March 7, 2011 that he signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal through JMD Distribution.

Just four months ago, Matthew Taylor started his solo career. “I’ve been wanting to take my music to the next level for years, and finally decided to take the chance and do it,” says Taylor. His first solo album, “Audio Journal,” will be released online within the next 4 to 6 weeks. Audio Journal will have 10 songs, which depict MT’s musical soul, including delightful classical pieces that are rare in this date and age.

“I was discussing Audio Journal (Future Album Release) with some colleagues, and several of them asked why I wanted to include the classical piano pieces in the final release. I simply told them that the whole reason behind putting classical tunes in this album was to relocate the listening audience back to the instrumental beauty of music. I think my piano deserves a solo here and there.” And it does. Matthew Taylor not only has one of the most soulful voices I have heard, but his fingers are truly the fastest I’ve ever seen on the keys. He brings jazz and funk back to a generation that has lacked it.

This deal came about after music scout, Kevin Brunhober, of JMD Records/Universal Music Group received a link to Matthew Taylor’s music online. He quickly responded, within a day, to MT’s manager stating, “Had a chance to hear Matthew Taylor’s tunes online. Material is pretty solid. Awesome, powerful voice.” In speaking with JMD Records, which is based out of Huntington Beach, CA; Mike Thompson, Vice President of A&R for JMD Records/Universal Music Group, took the time to share with Matthew Taylor how much he liked MT’s sound, as he reported that Kevin shared MT’s music with the entire office. He noted that in an industry that is over-saturated with artists trying to make it big, he felt that Matthew’s sound stood out, and stated that they don’t offer distribution deals to just any artist.

Through this deal, MT’s music will be distributed world wide, and will be available for purchase online through an array of sites, such as iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, last.fm, Beatport, MTV, and eMusic just to name some of the popular avenues.

Some of you may find his music familiar, and that is no shock. Matthew Taylor was formerly known as the front man for a well-known Colorado band, that still uses his name, “The Taylor Project.” Matthew left the project after he participated and won an American Idol competition called “Southern Colorado Idol,” which was held in Colorado Springs in late summer of 2010. As a result, FOX sent him to San Fransisco, CA to audition for the TV show. Although MT did not make it to Hollywood, it gave him new inspiration to pursue his solo endeavors, which have taken him as far as Iowa for shows within the last few months.

A few months back, it was said that Matthew Taylor has one of the most powerful musical souls of our time, and that his gift should be shared with the world. Who knew that the dream of sharing his gift with the world would come true so quickly. “I’m blessed,” says MT.

In summary, “JMD Distribution is pleased to have Matthew as our newest addition to our family,” stated Kevin Brunhober.

To stay connected with MT and to hear his music, make sure to “Like” his fan page on facebook: www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor. For more information about Matthew Taylor and his upcoming show dates go to www.matthewtaylormusic.com

Contact: Traci Tisserat
Cell: 303-601-6339
Email: traci@matthewtaylormusic.com

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Matthew Taylor www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Matthew Taylor, please call his manager, Traci Tisserat, at 303-601-6339 or email Traci at traci@matthewtaylormusic.com PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHA - Matthew Taylor Music/JMD Records


"Matthew Taylor Signs Global Distribution Deal"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Matthew Taylor Signs Global Distribution Deal

Denver, CO - March 13, 2011 - Colorado Springs, CO based musician, Matthew Taylor, announced on Monday, March 7, 2011 that he signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal through JMD Distribution.

Just four months ago, Matthew Taylor started his solo career. “I’ve been wanting to take my music to the next level for years, and finally decided to take the chance and do it,” says Taylor. His first solo album, “Audio Journal,” will be released online within the next 4 to 6 weeks. Audio Journal will have 10 songs, which depict MT’s musical soul, including delightful classical pieces that are rare in this date and age.

“I was discussing Audio Journal (Future Album Release) with some colleagues, and several of them asked why I wanted to include the classical piano pieces in the final release. I simply told them that the whole reason behind putting classical tunes in this album was to relocate the listening audience back to the instrumental beauty of music. I think my piano deserves a solo here and there.” And it does. Matthew Taylor not only has one of the most soulful voices I have heard, but his fingers are truly the fastest I’ve ever seen on the keys. He brings jazz and funk back to a generation that has lacked it.

This deal came about after music scout, Kevin Brunhober, of JMD Records/Universal Music Group received a link to Matthew Taylor’s music online. He quickly responded, within a day, to MT’s manager stating, “Had a chance to hear Matthew Taylor’s tunes online. Material is pretty solid. Awesome, powerful voice.” In speaking with JMD Records, which is based out of Huntington Beach, CA; Mike Thompson, Vice President of A&R for JMD Records/Universal Music Group, took the time to share with Matthew Taylor how much he liked MT’s sound, as he reported that Kevin shared MT’s music with the entire office. He noted that in an industry that is over-saturated with artists trying to make it big, he felt that Matthew’s sound stood out, and stated that they don’t offer distribution deals to just any artist.

Through this deal, MT’s music will be distributed world wide, and will be available for purchase online through an array of sites, such as iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, last.fm, Beatport, MTV, and eMusic just to name some of the popular avenues.

Some of you may find his music familiar, and that is no shock. Matthew Taylor was formerly known as the front man for a well-known Colorado band, that still uses his name, “The Taylor Project.” Matthew left the project after he participated and won an American Idol competition called “Southern Colorado Idol,” which was held in Colorado Springs in late summer of 2010. As a result, FOX sent him to San Fransisco, CA to audition for the TV show. Although MT did not make it to Hollywood, it gave him new inspiration to pursue his solo endeavors, which have taken him as far as Iowa for shows within the last few months.

A few months back, it was said that Matthew Taylor has one of the most powerful musical souls of our time, and that his gift should be shared with the world. Who knew that the dream of sharing his gift with the world would come true so quickly. “I’m blessed,” says MT.

In summary, “JMD Distribution is pleased to have Matthew as our newest addition to our family,” stated Kevin Brunhober.

To stay connected with MT and to hear his music, make sure to “Like” his fan page on facebook: www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor. For more information about Matthew Taylor and his upcoming show dates go to www.matthewtaylormusic.com

Contact: Traci Tisserat
Cell: 303-601-6339
Email: traci@matthewtaylormusic.com

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Matthew Taylor www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Matthew Taylor, please call his manager, Traci Tisserat, at 303-601-6339 or email Traci at traci@matthewtaylormusic.com PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHA - Matthew Taylor Music/JMD Records


"When it comes to Music Just Press Play"

When it comes to guys playing the piano, it’s been done before.

To have younger guys on piano, the pool of talent is not exactly that stellar. There are exceptions, such as Jamie Cullum and Ben Jelen.

Now add to that roster MATTHEW TAYLOR.

MATTHEW TAYLOR began pounding on the keys when he was just three. I imagine him to be like Schroeder with his toy grand piano — and he’s about to make Lucy’s of us, falling in love with his music and piano-playing.

Having had very supportive parents and an even bigger fan with his Grandma J, Matthew was able to hone his piano-playing skills while also developing his talents for singing and composing songs. At a very young age, he found Jimi Hendrix, AC/CD and KISS to be music greats, and when juxtaposed with the tinkling of the keys, he came up with at first, interesting noise. Soon after, Matthew’s sound became polished and way more soulful.

In 2010. Matthew got his sort-of big break — he was able to audition for ‘American Idol’. However, a comment of his voice not being poppy enough made him not go through the Hollywood round. But instead of being disappointed about this, he went back to sticking with his sound and gladly, achieved what he wanted. His music is heartfelt and heartbreaking both at the same time — such is life!

Now MATTHEW TAYLOR has his own album titled ‘Audio Journal’ with 10 original tracks, now available at iTunes, distributed by JMD Records and INgrooves (a partner of Universal Music Group.)

Get to know more of MATTHEW TAYLOR here:

CONTACT him:

Contact Person: Traci Tisserat, Manager - Matthew Taylor Music
Phone number: 303 601 6339
Email: traci@matthewtaylormusic.com

LIKE him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor
VISIT his Official website: http://www.matthewtaylormusic.com
VISIT his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/matthewtaylormusic
FOLLOW him on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MrTaylorMusic
WATCH him on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/keyteo
READ his Blog: http://matthewtaylormusic.blogspot.com
READ his Music page: http://www.reverbnation.com/matthewtaylor - Music Finds


"When it comes to Music Just Press Play"

When it comes to guys playing the piano, it’s been done before.

To have younger guys on piano, the pool of talent is not exactly that stellar. There are exceptions, such as Jamie Cullum and Ben Jelen.

Now add to that roster MATTHEW TAYLOR.

MATTHEW TAYLOR began pounding on the keys when he was just three. I imagine him to be like Schroeder with his toy grand piano — and he’s about to make Lucy’s of us, falling in love with his music and piano-playing.

Having had very supportive parents and an even bigger fan with his Grandma J, Matthew was able to hone his piano-playing skills while also developing his talents for singing and composing songs. At a very young age, he found Jimi Hendrix, AC/CD and KISS to be music greats, and when juxtaposed with the tinkling of the keys, he came up with at first, interesting noise. Soon after, Matthew’s sound became polished and way more soulful.

In 2010. Matthew got his sort-of big break — he was able to audition for ‘American Idol’. However, a comment of his voice not being poppy enough made him not go through the Hollywood round. But instead of being disappointed about this, he went back to sticking with his sound and gladly, achieved what he wanted. His music is heartfelt and heartbreaking both at the same time — such is life!

Now MATTHEW TAYLOR has his own album titled ‘Audio Journal’ with 10 original tracks, now available at iTunes, distributed by JMD Records and INgrooves (a partner of Universal Music Group.)

Get to know more of MATTHEW TAYLOR here:

CONTACT him:

Contact Person: Traci Tisserat, Manager - Matthew Taylor Music
Phone number: 303 601 6339
Email: traci@matthewtaylormusic.com

LIKE him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor
VISIT his Official website: http://www.matthewtaylormusic.com
VISIT his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/matthewtaylormusic
FOLLOW him on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MrTaylorMusic
WATCH him on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/keyteo
READ his Blog: http://matthewtaylormusic.blogspot.com
READ his Music page: http://www.reverbnation.com/matthewtaylor - Music Finds


"Matthew Taylor Shares His Music Soul With An Inspirational Album"

Detroit, MI (Top40 Charts/ Matthew Taylor Music) Matthew Taylor has been in the service of himself and God, and he uses his gift of music to better himself and the rest of the world. For Matthew, music is not just about making songs, singing and performing them - it's also the message that you share to others. If he sticks to this, he's doing something noble and creative both at the same time.
It all began when Matthew was a wee baby. Like Schroeder from the comic strip 'Peanuts', he received his first toy grand piano at three. When he was four, he had his first toy guitar and amp as birthday presents, and from there, he started rocking to Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and KISS. Matthew's parents were supportive but it was his Grandma J who took his love for music to the next level. He was allowed to play her Hammond organ, banging on the keys and destroying a few along the way.

Matthew's sound transitioned from noise to full-fledged music when he studied under husband and wife pianists, David and Beverly Lewis. And then he joined the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale where his singing flourished. His music had to take a backseat, however, in high school and college as he furthered his studies.

It was only until he was 27 years old that Matthew realized that he should live the dream that he's had since he was three. After winning a competition in 2010, he was sent to San Francisco to audition for 'American Idol'; unfortunately, he was told his voice was not 'poppy enough' for the show. The rejection hurt but Matthew was not to be bogged down by this - he moved on and continued to develop becoming a better artist. For someone who writes what he feels, it's essential that he can connect with his listeners. His music is full of love, pain, hope, change - what every human being experiences on a daily basis and all rendered in classical piano. Heartfelt and at times, heartbreaking, such is Matthew Taylor's music.

Matthew is now sharing his album 'Audio Journal' with 10 tracks showcasing his musical soul. Have a listen to Matthew Taylor's album at iTunes distributed by JMD Records and INgrooves (a partner of Universal Music Group.)

Connect with Matthew Taylor at:

LIKE him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor
VISIT his Official Website: http://www.matthewtaylormusic.com
VISIT his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/matthewtaylormusic
FOLLOW him on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MrTaylorMusic
WATCH him on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/keyteo
READ his Blog: http://matthewtaylormusic.blogspot.com
READ his Music page: http://www.reverbnation.com/matthewtaylor

- Top40-Charts.com


"Matthew Taylor Shares His Music Soul With An Inspirational Album"

Detroit, MI (Top40 Charts/ Matthew Taylor Music) Matthew Taylor has been in the service of himself and God, and he uses his gift of music to better himself and the rest of the world. For Matthew, music is not just about making songs, singing and performing them - it's also the message that you share to others. If he sticks to this, he's doing something noble and creative both at the same time.
It all began when Matthew was a wee baby. Like Schroeder from the comic strip 'Peanuts', he received his first toy grand piano at three. When he was four, he had his first toy guitar and amp as birthday presents, and from there, he started rocking to Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and KISS. Matthew's parents were supportive but it was his Grandma J who took his love for music to the next level. He was allowed to play her Hammond organ, banging on the keys and destroying a few along the way.

Matthew's sound transitioned from noise to full-fledged music when he studied under husband and wife pianists, David and Beverly Lewis. And then he joined the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale where his singing flourished. His music had to take a backseat, however, in high school and college as he furthered his studies.

It was only until he was 27 years old that Matthew realized that he should live the dream that he's had since he was three. After winning a competition in 2010, he was sent to San Francisco to audition for 'American Idol'; unfortunately, he was told his voice was not 'poppy enough' for the show. The rejection hurt but Matthew was not to be bogged down by this - he moved on and continued to develop becoming a better artist. For someone who writes what he feels, it's essential that he can connect with his listeners. His music is full of love, pain, hope, change - what every human being experiences on a daily basis and all rendered in classical piano. Heartfelt and at times, heartbreaking, such is Matthew Taylor's music.

Matthew is now sharing his album 'Audio Journal' with 10 tracks showcasing his musical soul. Have a listen to Matthew Taylor's album at iTunes distributed by JMD Records and INgrooves (a partner of Universal Music Group.)

Connect with Matthew Taylor at:

LIKE him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/musicmatthewtaylor
VISIT his Official Website: http://www.matthewtaylormusic.com
VISIT his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/matthewtaylormusic
FOLLOW him on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MrTaylorMusic
WATCH him on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/keyteo
READ his Blog: http://matthewtaylormusic.blogspot.com
READ his Music page: http://www.reverbnation.com/matthewtaylor

- Top40-Charts.com


Discography

Matthew Taylor released his debut solo album, 'Audio Journal,' worldwide through JMD Records/Mondo Tunes Distribution in 2011 and is in the process of songwriting his second album, with anticipation of releasing it in 2013.

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Matthew Taylor started striking the keys at the young age of two - and now he performs on stages everywhere. MT remains active in the Colorado music scene with his solo project/band and as a member of the Robby Wicks Band (Americana Rock - Denver based).

Although his genre is typically categorized under Jazz/Blues/Rock - it is hard to give a name to something that cant be defined and, if Matthew Taylors music is anything, it is a genre all its own.

Indefinable in the best possible way, his music leaves fans guessing how they should classify him when they tell all of their friends to attend the next show. When words are used, they are words of praise - saluting Matthews talent, originality, energy, and music. His soulful voice and jazz/blues inspired instrumentation are rare for those his age in the music industry these days - leaving fans pumped up to hear more. Matthew Taylor can engage crowds of all ages, with his eclectic humor and empowering stage presence.

In the end, it really doesnt matter what words people use to define Matthews music, as it is his ability to affect people that tells fans what they need to know about the music. Just like any genre or style, the songs that Matthew creates, cover a range of defining words; words that everyone can relate to: love pain hope change. All it really comes down to is a gut feeling; a gut feeling that tells listeners that, no matter what name gets pinned onto his style, there is no denying the talent this Colorado-based musician/band possesses.

Given half the chance to fly, his potential is quite literally sky high - making Matthew Taylor an inspirational musician that the music scene is proud to call its very own.

For more information, please visit: www.matthewtaylormusic.com.

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY:
"For Matthew, music is not just about making songs, singing and performing them - it's also the message that you share to others. If he sticks to this, he's doing something noble and creative both at the same time.
-Aileen Cortez on Music Downloads IPOD and MP3 PR News

When it comes to guys playing the piano, its been done before. To have younger guys on piano, the pool of talent is not exactly that stellar. There are exceptions, such as Jamie Cullum and Ben Jelen. Now add to that roster MATTHEW TAYLOR. Matthew Taylor began pounding on the keys when he was just three. I imagine him to be like Schroeder with his toy grand piano and hes about to make Lucys of us, falling in love with his music and piano-playing.
- Music Finds Blog - 'When it comes to Music Just Press Play'

Matthew Taylor, the winner of FOX21's Southern Colorado Idol, is headed to San Francisco to audition in front of an American Idol producer in August 2010.
- ColoradoConnection

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