Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 31, 2006
Will Taylor and Strings Attached team up with guitarist/songwriter Phil Brown, Nakia and Rodney Connell to present a one-night-only concert tribute to the songwriting and musical genius of Jimi Hendrix this coming January 13th, 2007 in the beautiful setting of St. David's Episcopal Church.
Two shows at 7:30 pm and 10 pm will be presented with the 10 pm show concurrently broadcast live on 93.7 KLBJ and on the internet worldwide at http://klbj.com
Through an amazing act of synchronicity, Will was introduced to kindred spirit Phil Brown only weeks ago while preparing for the Jimi show. Brown has spent more then 4 years preparing the album, The Jimi Project - a collection of personal re-interpretations of Jimi's music which is creating quite a buzz on NPR radio.
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Teaming up with Phil's amazing arrangements, guitar work, singing, plus the addition of Will's string arrangements, trumpet, guest vocalists Rodney Connell, and Nakia should make for a historical Austin tribute to this giant of American music. Charles Beard's projection magic will once again provide a visual symphony to accompany the live music.
Visit Phil's site at http://apachesfromparis.com for more info on the Jimi Project.
Info about Strings Attached:
Will Taylor has a musical proposition for you -- a playful, dignified, off-kilter idea that brings honor to Austin's identity as "The Live Music Capital of the World." It's a cool concept. But it's just a bit . . . different.
Imagine what might happen, suggests Taylor, if we took Austin's most popular singer-songwriters -- Abra Moore, or Jimmy LaFave, or Patrice Pike, or Ray Wylie Hubbard -- and let them perform, live, in a church? Then imagine if you paired those artists with acoustic "chamber" instruments -- cello, violin, viola, trumpet and hand drums -- and wrote new arrangements, adding dashes of jazz and classical music, that revealed new facets of their most beautiful or familiar songs?
Imagine what might happen if you dared to blur all these boundaries between pop music and jazz, between rock music and classical music, between the musical realm and the lyrical realm, between the honky-tonk and the church, and in the spirit of art and fun and experimentation, you reached out for something . . . transcendent?
"Risks are taken. Boundaries are broken. The musical realm and the lyrical realm become one, in the heart of downtown Austin, inside one of the oldest churches in Texas. Amazing grace, indeed."
- Brad Buchholtz, Austin American-Statesman
"The first time I heard an arrangement of one of my songs by Will Taylor, it as an a capella lullaby I had written for my daughter ("It's Alright"). Will brought a depth and lushness to my song that had me in tears, and I find that this is what I love about working with him. You hand Will an idea, and it becomes a grand symphonic piece that must be born of dreams, hard work, understanding and, perhaps, genius. His arrangements helped me create what I was seeking: aural arms of love that reach out and wrap around you."
- Sara Hickman
"It's a lot of fun! They are really fun guys and they have a good time with it, and Will does a lot of work beforehand to make it fun."
- Shawn Colvin
"As program director for 107.1 KGSR Radio Austin, I have witnessed their development of a consistent body of work over time. In fact, their unique interactions with artists in our community (including Grammy winner Shawn Colvin, songwriting legend Chip Taylor and countless others) have motivated our station to broadcast the live performances of Will Taylor and Strings Attached. The work being done here is of a caliber to that being done anywhere on the planet. It is that sophisticated and singular. Will Taylor and Strings Attached are one of the reasons people call Austin 'The Live Music Capital of the World.' Long may their bows be strung!"
- Jody Denberg, Program Director, KGSR 107.1FM Austin
"It is truly a pleasure to work with Will Taylor and Strings Attached, to
hear my music produced in such a sensitive and innovative form, and most importantly to be supportive of CASA's tireless efforts on behalf of abused children." - Eliza Gilkyson
"It's a credit to Taylor that an album this eclectic holds so strong at the seams... his inspired creativity and often amazing use of the violin make this album transcend the experimental to become art" - Christopher Hess, Austin Chronicle
"This finely nuanced, gorgeously recorded CD speaks volumes for Austin's music scene... imaginatively reworked, pensive and much to love."
- Chip Deffaa, Entertainment Weekly
Listen to music from our recent Beatles White Album Concert here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/wtaylorsa2
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