Taylor Moore

Taylor Moore

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

An Americana-tinged, blue-eyed soul singer, songwriter and guitar slinger. His music and lyrics pull from his experiences in the sticky Southern towns that he calls home, and the calm, clear waters of his former life in the Caribbean. His latest album was produced by singer/songwriter Edwin McCain.

Biography

Taylor Moore is the Caribbean journalist turned full-time guitar slinger, bandleader and songwriter stirring up an atavistic frenzy across the Southeast.

After fleeing the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands in April of 2009 for his music career, Moore blitzed countless festivals, and opening and headlining slots throughout the Southeast – garnering a loyal following and dazzling sold-out crowds with his guitar pyrotechnics, original songwriting and Ray LaMontagne-meets-Rod Stewart vocal stylings.

With his full-on electric band, Moore has opened concerts for heavy-hitters like Delbert McClinton,Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, JJ Grey and Mofro and Corey Smith, while in his stripped down acoustic capacity, he's toured with platinum-selling singer-songwriter Edwin McCain.

Though he's garnered immense respect from music industry insiders and fans, he's stirring up recognition among the critics as well.

According to the Atlanta Music Guide,“Moore absolutely beats his guitar senseless when he plays, and you would think that would take away from the energy he exudes in his singing; quite the contrary…,” while Metromix Greenville says: “Now Greenville-based, Moore infuses post-Stevie Ray Vaughn licks—SRV acolyte Chris Duarte is a major influence—with Caribbean spirit.”

Moore takes such spirit to musical hotbeds across the Southeast. He considers his second home the island of St. Croix, where he frequents and tours.

Lyrics

Mississippi

Written By: Taylor Moore

I never thought I'd see the Mississippi
Then again, I never thought I'd see you
Bright lights and Southern stars shining empty
But, oh babe, do I see 'em through

Streets at dusk, headlights streaming through Memphis
Dust stuck on mirrors, still shimmering gold
And though we're just hours from the breaking
It's just exhaustion, waiting for dawn

Hazel eyes don't cry so easy
Not easy as before, as before
And if it was just St. Louis
What was it all for?
What was it all for?

I never thought I'd see deep rivers rising
'Neath the warehouses just cobbled and cold
Laid out beneath the jazz and their arches
But, oh babe, do I see you now

I never thought you'd see the Mississippi
Then again, I never thought I'd see you
Bright lights and Southern stars shining empty
But, oh babe, do I see 'em through

How did we forget that kiss?
And miles away, well it got so serious on us
And we had to regress
Before our shadows sharpened and we confessed
That our hearts aren't still bleeding
That they stopped in the summer
Along with the feeling
Were you ever really weeping?
Were you ever really weeping?
Were you ever, even weeping?

Hazel eyes don't cry so easy
Not easy as before, as before
And if it was just St. Louis
What was it all for?
What was it all for?

Discography

Reckless Revolution (2012)
Taylor Moore (2011)

Set List

Performance set up can range from solo acoustic to 6 piece full band, depending on buyers preference. Stage plots and input lists for each individual set up will be provided upon request.