Ricky j Taylor
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Ricky j Taylor

Huntsville, Alabama, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Huntsville, Alabama, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter




"Of Music, Deeply: A Review"

"I belonged to the songs. To the sounds. To the stories. Each masterfully unleashed. I had not asked for such wonder. Yet it came. From the haunting melody of long-ago Ireland in ”The Ghost of Rory O’Moore,” to the upbeat-yet-sober reality of heartache in “I Do It For Love,” to the poignant and nearly indescribable pain that comes from observations of the sometimes dark, always broken nature of the human condition in “The Ballad Of Katie Lynn,” and “I Move On.” - Justin L Newman


CDs available on Amazon Music, Google Music, iTunes, etc and multiple streaming platforms:

  • "The Edge of Light", Ricky j Taylor 2020
  •  "A Journey to Here", Ricky j Taylor 2014

Ricky has contributed musically to several albums by other artists performing on electric and upright bass and vocals.



Ricky j Taylor grew up in Kentucky where music was a family tradition - his father, brother and sister all play instruments and sing. It seems natural that Ricky's own music is born from matters of the heart in the true Southern tradition. He's performed most of his life in band environments doing traditional music, but has recently found his true voice as an original, solo artist.

An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Ricky is a talented vocalist, plays guitar and upright bass. He's performed on some big stages with traditional/roots bands, notably with Grammy-winner Claire Lynch and with eventual Grand Old Opry member Mike Snyder. Ricky has appeared on syndicated television shows, including Heartland Network's Dugger Mountain Music Hall, CMT's Most Wanted, TNNs New Country, as well as on the Earnest Tubb Radio Show.

He’s been featured on the Jim Parker & Listen Local singer/songwriter series and most recently, the “Songs on the Bayou” songwriting festival.

In 2013, Ricky recorded "A Journey to Here," an album of his original music. The release of this CD, became the genesis of "Ricky j Taylor & the Live Roots Ensemble" - a folk/Americana band with a bluegrass flair. Since then, the Live Roots Ensemble gained momentum, visibility and a loyal and growing fan-base, performing at festivals and venues, including Chattanooga's Riverbend Festival, Lawrenceburg's Crockett Theatre, Duggar Mountain Music Hall, Moonlight on the Mountain, City Lights & Stars Concert Series, Tangled Strings Studios, Flying Monkey Arts Theatre, Douglas Corners and more. 

In the past year, Ricky was nominated for Best Male Soloist in the Rockin' City 2017.

Band Members