Pam Taylor
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Pam Taylor

Lancaster, South Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Lancaster, South Carolina, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Blues Singer/Songwriter

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Jun
06
Pam Taylor @ Jilly's Music Room

Akron, Ohio, United States

Akron, Ohio, United States

Jun
05
Pam Taylor @ Wilbert's

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Jun
02
Pam Taylor @ House Party

Ashley, Ohio, United States

Ashley, Ohio, United States

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"Here I am, having not yet announced the winner of the 2012 "Blewzzy Award", and I'm already thinking this is the one to beat in 2013"

That ever growing group of young women that are making a splash in the blues pool has another well qualified participant. Her name is Pam Taylor. Had you not heard of her yet, give it some time... and I'm thinking a very short time, at that. Talent like this can't stay a secret too long.

Pam Taylor's a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the northern part of South Carolina who's got music in her genes. With a grandfather who wrote music and played guitar and a father who's been playing sax since the age of thirteen, it's obvious this leaf did not fall far from the Taylor family tree.

On her debut CD, "Hot Mess", Pam Taylor - who wrote nine of the discs ten tracks - is on vocals and guitar. She is joined by Mike Taylor on sax, Kyle Phillips on guitar, Rusty Gilreath on bass, and L. A. Freeman & Gerry Hagstedt on drums.

Being a huge Alvin Lee & Ten Years After fan, the opening track made me "Smile Again", as it reminded me of their version of "Schoolgirl". The track's a perfect intro to the band. L. A. and Rusty are all over the rhythm, Kyle's killin' it on lead guitar, Mike's sax leads are ear opening and Pam's flat out tellin' ya she can sing the hell out of a song. Good start.

This song describes the type of woman some of us guys may have spent some time messing around with. She's out every night, she wears her dresses way too tight, she's out on the town until the morning light and she's not living her life right.... so what exactly is the problem? Just as the women it's describing, this one's a smoker. There's no question that this fills the dance floor at the Pam Taylor Band's live shows. I'm just wondering who's the lucky guy dancing with the "Hot Mess"?

Those tiny little hairs on the back of your neck should be standing before "It's So Easy" makes it fifteen seconds into the song. That's what happened when I heard Mike's sax intro. And from there it just keeps getting better. This "Stray Cat Shuffle" sounding, song is another of many well done tracks. Strong rhythm, fierce sax and guitar leads, and sexy, sultry vocals sung with sass all highlight this one.

On "The Next Time You Think Of Cheating", Kyle's opening guitar intro had a similar effect on me that the sax did on the above track. Just because it's exactly the type of song that light's my blues fire - slow, raunchy, low down blues - this is by far the bands best work. It should be mandatory listening for any young women who want to learn how to sing the blues. Vocally and musically everyone's at discs best right here.

The only cover on the disc is a song that, I don't care how many people do, I'll never refer to it as an overdone cover. As long as it's done well - and Pam and the band nailed it - I will always welcome hearing "I'd Rather Go Blind". Pam's vocal range and emotional deliverance on this rendition are impeccable. This, as is often the case, is one of those great songs that adding a sax to makes it even greater. The flipping of the leads between dad on sax and Kyle on guitar is spine tingling. As I'm ending this part of the review it's no lie when I tell you I've already listened to this song more times than there are lines in the paragraph.

The five other tracks on "Hot Mess" are all tracks I could have easily had something wonderful to say about as well. But you'll just have to hear them for yourself. They are: "Whatcha Doin", "Not The Only One", "All The Same To Me", "I Ain't The One" and "All I Got Left".

Here I am, having not yet announced the winner of the 2012 "Blewzzy Award", and I'm already thinking this is the one to beat in 2013.

If you'd like to get your hands, and your ears, on a copy of "Hot Mess" - and I believe you should - look Pam up at www.pamtaylorband.com. When you do, in addition to telling her the Blewzzman sent ya, tell her I said "WOW!"
- Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro


"PTB"

"I've never seen a band that truly loves and respects each other like this band." - She D'Ambrosio- Sparkle City Blues


"Smokey Blue~N~Redhot"

"“Any legitimate discussion on the Blues must include the Pam Taylor Band…Smokey Blue~N~Redhot is what the Pam Taylor Band brings to the Bricks” " - Legendary Radio Icon Zach Martin (Sep 28, 2012)


"Unfreakinbelievable!!!"

"Listening to the new cuts from The Pam Taylor Band's new CD "Hot Mess"! Unfreakinbelievable!!! This CD is definitely going to be a must have for everyones music collection.....it's blues, it's rock, it's how a CD should sound! Not only i s this band made up of stellar musicians (a 21 year old guitar slinger [Brandon Kyle Phillips] that's a major force to be reckoned with) but it's fronted by a gorgeous woman who not only knows her way around a guitar neck but who, when she opens her mouth to sing, drops jaws all over the place. This band should offer chinstraps at the door before every show! Like their page on FB so you can make sure to get your copy of "Hot Mess" before they sell out." - Daddio Radio


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Bio

Pam is a modern roots singer/songwriter/guitarist, born and bred in the South, well versed in the blues. Her debut album Hot Mess hit #1 on the Roots Music Report, #3 on Sirius XM BB Kings Bluesville and #25 on The Living Blues charts, making a name for herself in the blues world. When her band broke up in 2014 she was mentored on guitar by the legendary blues woman, Debbie Davies.  It was time well spent... in 2016 she was nominated for a "Jimi Award" for Best Guitar Heroine and has been the lead guitar player and house band leader for the National Women in Blues for the past two years. Earning the right to play the blues by overcoming addictions,  depression and physical ailments, she serves up a positive message along with her music. In her free time she uses healing crystals to make jewelry and organizes events and benefits in her community.  Although she's garnered countless awards and nominations, her greatest achievement is putting a smile on the faces of her frans.  

Her latest record "Steal Your Heart" which was released September, 2017 was dubbed one of Blues Rock Review Magazine's Top 20 albums of 2017. After a successful solo world tour,  and much critical acclaim, she was most recently named LA Music Critic's Blues Artist of the Year and UK Mag, Artistic Echoes' Blues Artist of the Year. 

In over a decade of performing she has shared the stage or opened for countless of her own musical heroes and greats such as Tommy Castro, Debbie Davies, Eric Gales, Davy Knowles, Marcus King, to Unknown Hinson, Cowboy Mouth & Shooter Jennings. 

She can stand alone and fill up an entire festival stage or lead a rockin band with a high energy, thrilling show.  This versatile player is definitely a game changer and gives a breath of fresh air to the blues.  

"Pam's playing smartly mirrors the real life historic transition that the blues, as a genre has made, as well as inspired, over the years."

-Andy Frisk, Shutter 16 Magazine

 

"Compared to Pat Benatar, Alanis Morissette, Amy Winehouse, Beth Hart, Patsy Cline with more energy than Janis Joplin on a case of Red Bull"