April 17 Joni Tribute show with Molly Venter, Meg Johnson and Karen Mal 8pm
Central Pres. Church 8th and Brazos
April 18th Live intimate recording and house concert 2pm (see video of last house show here.)
Tickets at http://www.StringsAttached.org
"Man, that's a beautiful record. That should have sold a million copies. You
really transcended the dated-ness of the original versions of those songs
and made them timeless. "- Slaid Cleaves
...well if you can't and you haven't heard Will play then go expecting way to much and you will still find your self with your mouth hanging open. - Fred Mitchum
Creative sparks fly. The old songs sound new. The arrangements illuminate different facets of the guest singer's personality. -Allmusic Guide
Ticket to the Show at http://StringsAttached.org
Want to win Free Tickets? Send me an email listing all the musicians who participated in the songs on the video playlist contained in this blog post. The first 5 to get it right, get two tickets each to the Saturday Show.
Buy the Album here
Will Taylor and Strings Attached
Back to the Garden a Tribute to Joni Mitchell
- Chelsea Morning
- Favorite Colour
- Blue Motel
- Both Sides Now
- A Case of You
- Big Yellow Taxi
Hear samples at http://StringsAttached.org/store.php
Guest Singer Bios
Meg Johnson relocated to Austin in 2007 after an extensive career on the East Coast. She has been compared to such singers as Sheryl Crow, Chrissie Hynde and Bonnie Raitt. Meg is a dynamic vocalist who brings pop, rock and folk to her listeners with a technique that compliments a variety of musical styles.
Before she performed professionally, Meg studied voice at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Since then she has been involved in several projects that fuse jazz, R&B and soul. Although currently working as a solo artist, Meg fronted three bands in New York including the Meg Johnson Band, Fourth House and The Flood.
In addition to the full length CD released in 2004 with the Meg Johnson Band, she is well known for her studio recordings with some of New York’s top players. Her recent projects include Austin Pops, the J-Birds, Austin Hot Trax and Strings Attached.
“Venter sings, like most young writers, about relationships. What’s striking about her work is her awareness of her place in the struggle. There’s a surprising lack of blame and judgement here; a real search for meaning that should touch listeners of all ages.”
- Andrew Calhoun, Waterbug Records
"Few singers turn first-time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter; her voice is an unbelievable burgundy, many notes, flavors, fragrances and it all goes down like silk.’”
-American Songwriter Magazine, 2006
“Molly Venter’s deep, soulful voice seems larger than her small frame could possibly produce. See her perform live, though, and one learns that her stage presence magnifies her, steals any show and demands attention.”
-Idaho Mountain express, 2004
Karen Mal sings. From raw sensuality to shimmering bell-like clarity, her voice is both tender and powerful, and as effortless as a waterfall. There's a river that flows between Karen and her audience. It's about love. The possibility and the unbearable beauty of it. Elusive and abundant at the same time.
Based in Austin, TX, Karen has created a name for herself as a captivating singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Ranging from charming to seductive, impressionistic to philosophical, her songs have brought her nationwide acclaim. Shes won top awards from the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Texas, the Tucson Folk Festival and the Portland Songwriters Association and has also been a three time New Folk Finalist at Kerrville, emerging artist at Falcon Ridge and a finalist at the Sisters Folk Festival.
Jason McKenzie - Tabla, Percussion
For more information on the concert and tickets, please visit this Web site: http://www.stringsattached.org/shows.php If you have any additional questions, e-mail Will Taylor at Jazzviolawill@yahoo.com