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Byron Keith Taylor: News and Forum

Getting Some Performances together - February 9, 2019

Hey gang! I'm planning some shows so keep coming back and I will tell you all about them!BKT :)

I Will Walk With You - January 26, 2019

Hello! I decided to upload another one of my songs from "The Byron Taylor Songbook." It's called "I Will Walk With You." Today, I was thinking about the time when I wrote this song. I was so smitten with a particular woman that the song basically  (pardon the cliche) wrote itself. Have you ever been so in love that you could hardly see straight? Of course you have! Well, at the time, I was thinking of strong imagery that would show my devotion to her and what turned out to be an unrequited love  turned out to be one of my most requested songs in concert but, hey: I look back on that time and smile because at least I got a song out of it!  In fact, it was played at a few weddings of which I am VERY proud. Click on the link in the MUSIC section and don't forget to pick up a copy of the CD which is available here as well as in CDBaby! :) BKT

Soundcloud - January 13, 2019

Hi! You can check me out on Soundcloud as well. Just copy and paste the link:

https://soundcloud.com/byron-taylor-16

 

 

Planning Stages - January 13, 2019

Hello! I hope you enjoyed the holidays! Now that they're over, I'm getting back to work, so continue to follow the latest developments here in my website news! :)BKT

Happy New Year! - January 1, 2019

Hello. I wish everyone a healthy and Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to sharing my latest news with you in 2019! There are a lot of events in the works and I will definitely keep you posted! :) BKT

Livin' Without Your Love - December 28, 2018

Hi! I've made a new song available for you to hear in its entirety from my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook." I wrote it when I was 14 years old and remains one of my all-time favorites! Enjoy!:) BKT

Happy Holidays! - December 26, 2018

Hello! I hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday with family and friends! I enjoyed playing my new keyboard and coming up with new musical ideas! I think it's a good head start for the new year! :)There is more news to come so keep coming back! BKT :)

The Bitter End in NYC - December 14, 2018

Hi! I'm playing again at the Bitter End tomorrow during the open mic sessions starting at 1:15. If you want to come down, check me out, and say hello, please do! I'm pretty sure that I'll want to have a few full-fledged gigs there; it's such a cool place! Hopefully, I'll see you there either tomorrow or at future performances!BKT

With All Of My Heart - December 10, 2018

Hello! I hope that everyone is having a great holiday season! I've decided to include for a preview one of the songs I am most proud of in my songwriting life which is "With All of My Heart." It took me only 15 minutes to write overall;(I kid you not!). To say that the song adheres to the old cliche that "it wrote itself" would be appropriate for sure! Check it out! I played all of the instruments EXCEPT for the real strings and English Horn which I scored myself. I was blessed to study with the renowned Classical/Opera composer, Thea Musgrave, who taught me how to write for orchestra when I studied at Queens College back in the day:). What inspired me to write was a long-distance relationship I had a long time ago and trust me, I fell in love with her BIG TIME! However, it didn't work out after all, but the song is one of my favorite achievements. Just copy and paste in your web browser on the link below: I hope you like it!:) BKT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzhfWirEMrk&list=OLAK5uy_l38hOacrzT3pgXIuTmbaG8O3CzBO8KB5A&index=3

 

 

Playing this week - December 10, 2018

Hi! If you want to stop by and say hello, I'll be at the Red Lion this Wednesday after 9 PM performing and at the Bitter End again this Saturday after 1:15 PM this Saturday!:) BKT

Going Back to the Bitter End - December 4, 2018

Hi! I enjoyed playing at the Bitter End open mic so much last Saturday that I'm going back! I enjoy the artistic community there and the people are very nice! If anyone wants to meet me, the doors open around 1:15, so feel free to stop by and say hello! BKT By the way, I'll be at the Red Lion in NYC tomorrow at 9 with other musicians! :).

Open Mic Month - December 3, 2018

Hello! I can't believe this year is almost over! I'm going to spend this month performing solo at many open mics to get ready for performances next year! I'll keep you posted where I'll perform! Happy Holidays!:) BKT

About the Songs Part 1 - November 29, 2018

Hello! I'm so excited about my new release. "The Byron Taylor Songbook," that I thought I would write some things that have inspired the dongs. Let me start with "The Knight and The Queen." I wrote it as an anti-tragedy. Remember Tristan and Isolde? Antony and Cleopatra? Lancelot and Guinevere? Of course, you do! These legendary romances all ended with the same result: tragedy. Tristan killed himself and Isolde afterward (at least in the Wagnerian version); Antony committed suicide and Cleopatra followed; Lancelot went mad and Guinevere became a nun out of guilt because she cheated on her husband, King Arthur. In this case, I wanted to see what it would be like to invert the trope of classic fantasy romances (although Antony and Cleopatra really existed). What if the soldier and queen actually had a happy ending? That is what my song is about. Check it out on the BUY IT link on my welcome page in this site :). BKT

Gigs are forthcoming! - November 27, 2018

Hello! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm in the process of arranging gigs for next year in order to support my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook." Once they're finalized, I'll post the upcoming dates here! In the meantime, feel free to buy the new CD through this site! See you soon! BKT

New Formats - November 6, 2018

Hello! My new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," is now available in digital formats like Spotify and Apple iTunes! It's also available through this site! Be sure to get a copy! Also, there will be more news to come! BKT :)

Another Uploaded Song - October 8, 2018

So I've uploaded another full song from my latest CD. It's called "Nothing Lasts Forever." It was inspired by my lifelong love of the Beatles. When I dreamed of being a Songwriter and composer as a kid, I listened to the Fab Four religiously. Once again, my friend Daryl Serrano is on drums, and I played and sang everything else except the Bach trumpet played by an excellent musician I met after hearing him play on the subway named Eganam. A Bach trumpet was originally used on the classic track, "Penny Lane." I didn't try to mimic that solo but I scored the part with the instrument prominently in mind. Just go to the home page and click on the MUSIC section to hear the song :). Hope you enjoy it!:)BK

CD now available for Purchase - October 7, 2018

Hello! My new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," is now available for purchase! Just go to the home page of this website on click on the CD cover icon with BUY NOW attached to it!BKT :)

Excerpts from the New CD - September 16, 2018

Hi! I just posted excerpts from my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," on this site so please take a listen: "She Doesn't Know It," "Nothing Lasts Forever," "With All of My Heart, "  "The Hero's Journey," and "The Answer"." Much more is to come! BKT :)

Back in the USA - September 14, 2018

Hey there! I just got from Germany where I spent my semi-vacation but that didn't mean that I totally took it easy:). I played at my favorite little spot in Karlsruhe called the Bergbraqu Stube where I was greeted by fans, old and new. I must say it was one of the most enjoyable musical experiences of my life. People were really appreciative of my music. Now that I'm back in NYC, the next stage begins where digital distribution kicks in. For the next few weeks, I will be working on getting my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," to as many digital formats as possible.  So keep coming back because I have a lot of new music to share with you! BKT :)

One Week Left! - August 16, 2018

Hi! I'm pleased to report that my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," is mixed and will be fully mastered next week! Then, of course, I will submit the project for duplication and streaming! The album took three solid months of hard work to make and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! See you next week! BKT :)

The New CD cover is HERE! - August 12, 2018

Hello! For regular visitors to my website, I'm sure you see something different on my homepage: it's the cover of my upcoming new CD! I have a little over one week left before postproduction is over! I'm so excited! Take care and I hope you like the new cover :). BKT

New CD Update - July 24, 2018

Hello folks! Production just wrapped up for the new CD a week ago! Post-production begins next week and I'm thrilled! However, I decided NOT to make it a double album as originally planned. You know the adage: less is MORE :). Anyway, it will consist of songs, old and new.I'll keep you posted as always on my progress! BKT

CD Update - May 30, 2018

Hello! I'm excited to tell you that there is so much material already recorded that "The Byron Taylor Songbook" will be a DOUBLE ALBUM! (Ok, not 25 songs, but much shorter than that; I mean a double album by TODAY'S standards since EP's and singles seem to be the norm now). It will have 4 sides like a classic double album with four or five songs each with the titles, Innocence, Love, Awakening, and Maturity. It really is an anthology of my favorite originals and a good representation of my life's work up to this point. I'm really excited about the project and I am already having a blast revisiting some of my older material that I never got around to recording considering that I've written hundreds of songs! Anyway, keep coming back for more updates! :)BKT

The Byron Taylor Songbook - May 15, 2018

Hello! I just wanted to give you an update on the progress of my new CD in the works; things are moving smoothly and everything, including post-production, should be finished by the end of August. It will be called "The Byron Taylor Songbook" which will include some of my best work as well as a lot of songs never before recorded or released along with new ones. This is the most exciting project yet and I can't wait to share it with you! BKT :)

New CD Under Way - April 23, 2018

Hi gang! I just wanted you to know that I am working on new material and a major session is taking place this Saturday! Also, this is my BIRTHDAY WEEK, so please feel free to write to me in this forum! I would love to hear from all of you! My birthday is this Thursday the 26th. Take care and all the best! BKT :)

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