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Byron Keith Taylor: News and Forum

Back in Town - May 30, 2017

Hi gang! Sorry for the long wait! I decided to take a small vacation to New Orleans and it was worth it! There is so much music in that wonderful town! Anyway, I'm still getting wonderful feedback from the "Tales from Worldhaven, Vol.1" CD and in addition, I have been writing and revising my novels and short stories.If you haven't had the chance, pick up a copy of my CD which is available here as well as Apple iTunes and Amazon as well:). See you soon!BKT

Happy Easter! - April 16, 2017

Hello! I want to wish everyone around the world a happy Easter! There are some exciting posts coming your way here, so keep coming back!BKT:)

New Outlets - March 28, 2017

Hello! FYI, there are new online sites that have the CD for purchase; of course, the quickest way is to order through this website by clicking on the small CD cover icon in the introduction page, but it is also available at Spotify, Apple iTunes, and more are forthcoming! I hope you have the chance to pick up the new CD:)BKT

Amazon - March 2, 2017

Hello! The songs from my new CD, Tales from Worldhaven, Vol.1, are available on amazon.com for purchase via digital download! Many more outlets are forthcoming! BKT

The Songs are here! - February 9, 2017

Hi,everybody! For a limited time, the songs for the new CD, "Tales from Worldhaven, Vol.1" are available for a free preview in the MUSIC section; enjoy!:)BKT

Happy New Year! - January 4, 2017

Hello! The new CD, "Tales from Worldhaven, Vol. 1" is FINISHED! I will have the cover graphics ready sometime next week, so once I get it, I promise to share it with you!: It's a project I'm really proud of and I hope that my listeners, old and new, will enjoy it. It's another EP but quite different from my last release. This is the lineup of songs:

1- Another Door

2-How Many Days?

3-Tales from Worldhaven

4-Journey to Nornheim

5-Brother

When I have the sound clips here, I will also write a new blog explaining the background of each song and what they have in common. Take care!BKT

Official Wrap-Up Date - November 15, 2016

Hello! I'm pleased to report that the final day of post-production is December 15th, so in less than a week, the new CD will be a finished reality! :)BKT

New CD Update! - October 23, 2016

Hey gang! I mentioned in my last post that I intended to wrap up production for my new CD in late November, but guess what? it's wrapping up instead in early November instead! Post-production will last until early December. I'm very pleased that everything is going so well! Take care and keep coming back for more!:)BKT

Late November Wrap-Up - October 3, 2016

Hello and welcome back! The new project is progressing smoothly and I expect to finish production in late November and start post-production in early December.I go back in the studio for another big session next week.Last week's session was absolutely marvelous and I have chosen the opening song for the CD. It's called, Another Door, which is one of the new songs I've written in the theme of this project which is courage and positivity. Take care!:)BKT

Excited about the new CD! - September 27, 2016

Hello! I have another big session scheduled for this Friday and I am looking forward to working with new engineering talent along with continuing my musical journey with my favorite engineer, Brian Cid. I've also hired the same graphic artist that designed The Raven Trail CD and wait till you see what it will look like! As I've stated in the earlier entry, the new CD, Tales from Worldhaven, should be finished and ready by Christmas. Please come back for more info and entries here as well as in the Fiction page (if you haven't checked it out yet, feel free!). Take care!BKT:)

Christmas Release - September 19, 2016

Hello! I just want to give me fans and new visitors an update on my new CD, Tales From Worldhaven. I just confirmed the year's remaining recording schedule and it looks like it will be a Christmas release for sure! I'm looking forward to sharing my new music with all of you; Take care and see you soon!:)BKT

Thanks for the Support!:) - September 9, 2016

While I am in the middle of working on a new CD project, I want to thank my new followers who are giving my website rave reviews! I have never been busier not only working on new music, but getting my stories in shape for hopeful publication!Please keep coming back for more music news, stories, and such! My new CD, Tales from Worldhaven(inspired by the third book I am writing), will be closer to completion by the end of the month!BKT :)

Getting Closer to the Finish Line:) - August 19, 2016

Hi there! I've been hard at work on the new CD, like I posted earlier, and it is three big sessions away from being finished! I hope you keep coming back for more news because this is only the beginning!:)BKT

Half Way There - July 18, 2016

Good news! By next week, I will reach the half way mark for the new CD that I'm working on, "Tales from Worldhaven," and it is exceeding my expectations. I always strive to release my best material at a given time, and this project will be no different. I believe that artists should always challenge themselves and I have tread upon ground so far that has been hitherto undiscovered which is one of my greatest joys during this recording process. I can tell you that the new songs will cover topics from brotherhood to self awareness. I can also promise you that I will do my best to make it it a truly special CD! In the meantime, please feel free to enjoy the songs from my past EP, "The Raven Trail," that is based upon the novella I wrote with the same name.  There are even excerpts from the book on this website, so check out the Fiction section here! Take care!BKT:)

Another Update - June 30, 2016

Hey gang! Production is well under way for the new CD; so far, there are three songs already formatted and recorded and I'm really happy with the project so far. Already, I can tell you is that it will be stylistically different from my previous CD, "The Raven Trail" (which will still be available through this site and other major social media). I even have a new cat! In the next post, I will tell you all about some of the new songs, so keep your eyes peeled! Don't forget to check out my original fiction which ranges from Steampunk to superheroes!:)BKT

CD Update - June 10, 2016

Hello! I just want to give you an update on the new CD: all is moving smoothly and I plan to release it on Christmas Day. I look forward to sharing my new music with all of you:).As aforementioned, the songs will be loosely based on a new book I have been writing about the Steampunk realm I invented. Take care and come back for more news!:) BKT

P.S. I just adopted a new kitten and named her Cupcake:).

New Recording Date - May 23, 2016

Hello! I have been busy writing new songs as well as new fiction and I start work on my new EP on June 15th, so I'm really excited. Writing songs and stories are synonymous with my creative life and I feel privileged to explore both areas. I want to encourage anyone reading this blog to never settle and pursue what makes you the happiest:). BKT

Prince: Forever an Icon - April 21, 2016

I remember when my brother brought an album home one day with this cool-looking brother with a big Afro and asking,"Who is that?" and in his usual cool aplomb, he said, " I read in Billboard about this guy from Minneapolis who played EVERY instrument as well as wrote, arranged, and produced all of his songs on his debut album." We listened to it and I was amazed! Of course, his name was Prince. From that moment on I want to hear everything that he ever recorded and I did. He inspired me to learn how to play every single musical instrument I could put my hands on and to this day I still follow that idea. I am very sad about his passing. He was a true icon and legend. He was a true genius despite self-acclimations from certain artists whom shall remain nameless. Anyway, I just wanted to say that he influenced me reply and I miss him very much. Much love from BKT:)xoxo

About Mom - April 19, 2016

Hello everyone! I have been so busy writing new Fiction, writing new songs, recording,and just keeping myself in creative mode that I haven't had the chance to come back to my home forum, so here I am! This has also been a heartbreaking month for me because ten years ago, I lost my beautiful mother, Jean Taylor, to breast cancer. I wonder what she would have thought of Trump's presidential campaign, Hillary's momentous pitch for the White House, the new Star Wars movie, Bernie Sanders, terrorist attacks abroad, and even the Food network (which I admittedly love). She probably would have accompanied her opinions with an optimistic fervor for which she was unabashedly famous in my family. She never shirked away from candor. Anyway, she was the one who put me on the path to being a creative writer; I thank her to this day for not buying me that Sesame Street Grover hand Muppet and bought me books instead. I think it was definitely a fair trade. She must have seen how much I enjoyed reading everything from Homer to Dr. Strange comic books at 13. I would often huddle over books on my bed while the TV flashed images of Fonzie thumbs ups on the Happy Days show and Captain Kirk flirtations with alien women who had no choice but to succumb to his overwhelming id. I think that Freud would have just loved Captain Kirk. Anyway, my mom taught me not only to just dream, but to act on them. There would be no Byron Keith Taylor website,no three Master's degree (she always pushed me to go back to school; guess I got carried away), no short stories, no Steampunk and History Fantasy novels, no brother, no education, and certainly no Byron Keith Taylor without her. Thanks for everything Mom because I know that you're reading this blog in Heaven. I miss you. xoxo

New Entries for the Fiction Page - March 31, 2016

Hello! I've included a few more entries for the Fiction page which include a Batman poem I wrote for my graduate studies a few years ago that was published in tribute to the new movie, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." As always, keep a look out for more stories, blogs, and new music to come! BKT

New Studio Date - March 9, 2016

Hello! I've been busy writing a lot of new music as well as Fiction; now I have an official  starting date for my new CD project: March 30th! I'm looking forward to going back to the studio because I'm itching for all of you to eventually hear what I've been up to! It should be fun and I'm already getting great feedback from my brother who has already heard some pre-production on my keyboard workstation:). Thanks for coming back and there is more information to come!BKT:)

Update - February 12, 2016

Hi guys! It looks like my recording date has been pushed up a week later, but the new CD is definitely happening! Please keep coming back for further updates and a new entry is coming to the Fiction page very soon!:)BKT

Back In The Saddle Again - January 30, 2016

Hey there! Thank you for all of your support for my CD, "The Raven Trail." It is still available here or on Apple iTunes for purchase and review. I go back to the studio on March 3rd to start the follow-up CD, "Tales from Worldhaven." Hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will return soon with more Fiction to read and stories to share!:)BKT

Happy Holidays! - December 25, 2015

Merry Xmas to all of you and your families! BKT:)

Update - November 27, 2015

Hi! I hope everyone here had a great Thanksgiving! The music for the new CD is almost finished as far as the writing. I will still heavily promote "The Raven Trail" in the meantime:). Keep coming back for more updates! BKT:)

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