Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2006
Having lured over 2100 Beatles fans to 2 recent White Album performances, Strings Attached continues its exploration and reinterpretation of classic rock by diving deep into the rich catalog of Led Zeppelin. As with the Beatles shows, the goal is not one of imitation or to present a rock museum piece, but to bring to life this music with renditions personalized by each guest artist. Guests will include Will Walden of the Grassy Knoll Boys, John Pointer, Wendy Colonna, Mark Utter, Mohamed Firozi (Atash), Jason McKenzie (Atash), Jean Synodinos, and Ed Jurdi.
The set list will include a broad swath of tunes: Going To California, Thank You, Over The Hills And Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You,Friends, The Battle of Evermore, Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, You Shook Me, The Lemon Song, Tangerine, Your Time Is Gonna Come, Four Sticks, Kashmir, Hot Dog, Dazed and Confused, Immigrant Song, Misty Mountain Hop, Rock & Roll, Houses Of The Holy, and Whole Lotta Love.
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 Austiin, I have witnessed their evelopment 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: here
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Sponsored by: Longhorn Collision Center, Strait Music, Hideout Studios, and Good Life Magazine
Contact: Will Taylor 512-775-2371
Or See StringsAttached for more info.