Taylor Bates

Taylor Bates

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Lyrically driven songs influenced by the likes of early Bruce Springsteen along with a ballad approach of Tom Waits. Add some John Prine tragedy meets humor along with Tom Petty's friendly melodies. With a full band or stripped to a simple acoustic guitar the songs uphold themselves.

Biography

Singer/Songwriter Taylor Bates, left Oklahoma City for Nashville, Tennessee, with 500 hundred dollars, a rented u-haul, broken hearts and a sound somewhere between Van Morrison, Neil Young and Springsteen, yet totally and uniquely his own.
He also brought with him a youthful prospective on deep and dark and soulful life experiences that transcend into the sweet painful soothing melodies that ooze from his vocals and permeate his amazing work.
Taylor gets outstanding feedback from the regular venues that get to hear him weave his music throughout the chords of people’s lives in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Louisville, Knoxville and Nashville. His HEY NOW recording with vivid lyrics and moving notes clings in your memory for days at a time wearing out only to be replaced by COAST IS CLEAR and LOOKING FOR MY GIRL. COAST IS CLEAR is guaranteed to be loved by all generations finding their own messages of perseverance and release. LOOKING FOR MY GIRL is everyone’s song, sung with a new spirit that will help all hearts discover what is means to capture that all elusive connected life moment.
If this kid’s heart, in the form of song, doesn’t grab you into music rhapsody, his ocean green- falling –hard—in--love eyes will. Taylor Bates is the real deal and when he is discovered by the world we all get the sense that he will still be the boy from the Oklahoma that took off to Nashville and connected with the world.
The boring stuff:
Full name:
James Taylor Bates
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas and grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in Communications and Sociology.
Single and: “looking for my girl.”

Discography

No More Gray. 2008.

Set List

Hey Now.
Love Song #3.
Cathy Brown.
Learning to Stand.
Coast is Clear.
Raging River.
Looking For My Girl.
Ashes.
No More Gray.
Blue.
Bumble Bee.
White Moon.
That's the Way the World Goes Round- John Prine
No Surrender- Bruce Springsteen
Unknown Legend-Neil Young
Lost Shoes and Picture Postcards-Tom Waits

Sets- 1 or 2 at 45 minutes