Shawn Taylors's third original CD, “Home,” hits international folk airwaves today, October 1. It is an original song collection, described as "fresh, new, barebones Americana, with a heart & a mind on home."
“Home” features solo tracks, heavy on the vocals, finger-picking & harmonica, and eclectic, economical band numbers. It also includes Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll be Staying Here With You” and a reworking of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” into “Swing Low Sweet Liberty.” All of the songs relate to "home" in one sense or another.
Featuring; Shawn Taylor (acoustic guitar, harmonica & vocals), Chris D’Amato (National Steel slide guitar), Jim McKeeman (Electric guitar & harmony vocals), Paul Opalach (bass), Nick Longo (purcussion & drums), Nathan Bontrager (cello), & Lee-Ann Lovelace (harmony vocals). “Home” was recorded at Long Hill Recording in Shelton by Paul Opalach, who also recorded Taylor’s first two CD’s.
Trespass Music (Buzzards Bay, MA) will handle the radio release to more than 300 stations across the US, Canada & Europe. Trespass client “Pesky J. Nixon” is currently top 10 in the FAR (Folk/Americana/Roots) charts. This is the first time Taylor has enlisted outside marketing help.
Taylor has performed full time since his 2008 debut release, “Wandering Roots.” His second CD, “FREE,” was released in April 2010. He performs solo & with his band, Wandering Roots, playing venues such as the Bluebird Café (Nashville, TN), the New Haven Folk Festival & the Towne Crier (Pawling, NY – winner of the open mike finals). He’s been an oysterman, carpenter, Appalachian Trail "thru"-hiker, father, husband, homeowner, & hitchhiker. He recently launched the blog www.ShortStoriesFromALongWalk.com, subtitled “Thru-hiking through life.”