Eric Taylor (musician)

American musician (1949-2020)

Eric Taylor (September 25, 1949 – March 9, 2020) was an American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. Taylor was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Taylor's nine solo releases, his songs have been recorded by Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Peter Cooper and many others.[1]

In 2009, Lovett released his second cover album, Natural Forces, and once again included a Taylor song. This time it was "Whooping Crane," from Taylor's 1995 self-titled album.[2]

Taylor died in Austin, Texas of liver disease on March 9, 2020 at the age of 70.[3]

Discography Edit

  • Through The Dark Nightly (1976) - [Fair Retail Records, compilation with other Houston songwriters: Bill Cade, Stephen Jarrard, Lynn Langman, Don Sanders]
  • Shameless Love (1981, Featherbed; reissued 2004, Blue Ruby Music)
  • Eric Taylor (1995, Watermelon)
  • Resurrect (1998, E1 Music)
  • Scuffletown (2001, Eminent Records)
  • The Kerrville Tapes (2003, Silverwolf)
  • The Great Divide (2005, Blue Ruby Music)
  • Hollywood Pocketknife (2007, Blue Ruby Music)
  • Live at the Red Shack (2011, Blue Ruby Music)
  • Studio 10 (2013, Blue Ruby Music)

References Edit

  1. "folkville-introduction". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  2. Arthur Wood, Eric Taylor, Folkwax (link requires free subscription) Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. Houston loses quintessential folk songwriter, Eric Taylor