Before I knew how to do anything, I was a dreamer.
I saw what I wanted to be in my mind, so the journey began there.
Anything artistic. Drawing with pencils and pens. Paints and colors. I felt the magic in the magic markers. And I heard songs in my head too.
I picked up an acoustic guitar. Then put it down. Frustrated it didn’t do what I wanted it to do. Music was math and I hate math.
Time goes by and I pick it up again. I was 18 years old now. I felt post punk coursing through my veins. Now I’m bashing the guitar into submission. I’m learning guitar chords and strumming rhythms. I’m hearing songs in my head that I knew I had to write… so I wrote the songs and painted the paintings.
And then I started painting my guitar. Not cool factory paint… I just drew and scribbled all over my guitar like it was a piece of notebook paper.
All these years later… I’m still doing this.
With more passion and intensity now than ever before.
I’d love for you to come along this journey with me.
It's been said "He is a painter of songs..." So this is Chris Taylor, a singer, songwriter, visual and graphic artist living in San Antonio, TX. Born from the sounds of Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and U2 as Taylor makes sounds and songs all his own. Twenty six years of making live music and records, he has worked with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Matt Slocum of Sixpence None The Richer, among others. He's recorded music both locally, in California and Nashville and has toured extensively through the United States.
"I paint all the time. Original artwork on canvas. I also do commissioned pieces for friends and fans along the way. I sell my originals and hi quality Limited Edition Prints as well. Check them out here."
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Oscar Wilde said, "One should either BE a work of art, or WEAR a work of art." I'm trying to do and provide both. You can order my T shirts right here.
Music and art come from the same place.Somewhere behind the face. Deep inside, not outer space. It can be the sun in the day or the moon at night. A black light when things aren't right. When you're coming apart, music breaks your heart. It tells you the truth when your eyes and lips lie. Your head in the gutter. Your eyes to the skies.
What I do is listen observe and report in wonderment of being alive then spread the news in verse like a troubadour.
You've just landed in Chris Taylor's World of music and artwork!
My brand new album, Daylight, recorded in September 2014, is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Google + as well as your favorite online music stores! Feel free to scoop up a copy for yourself and then make yourself at home in Chris Taylor World...
CALLING ALL poets, secret lyric writers, people who journal, blog, keeper of unformed thoughts... I WANT TO TURN YOUR WORDS INTO A SONG! Some of you have great ideas and words, like a big lump of clay but don't know how to mold them into shape. I want to help create a "sculpture" and turn your words into a song. I've got three different packages to choose from, including music, art, produced songs with an intimate acoustic recording or a full band performance. Consider this for yourself or if you know someone - pass it along & help spread the word.
I want to help create something special… a living breathing memory for you to cherish in the form of music and artwork. This could be a fun and deep connection between us and I would love to help bring your thoughts to life!
I Want to Turn Your Lyrics Into A Song!
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS THROUGH MUSIC. I KNOW THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO WRITE BEAUTIFUL LYRICS OR POETRY BUT DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO PUT THOSE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS INTO A SONG. HERE IS WHERE I COME IN. SEND ME YOUR LYRICS OR YOUR POETRY AND ALLOW ME TO WRITE MUSIC AND SING THEM FOR YOU.
I AM SO HONORED AND EXCITED TO BEGIN THIS JOURNEY WITH YOU.
PLEASE NO GRAPHIC/OBSCENE MATERIAL
Check out PACKAGE A
Send me your poetry or lyrics and I will turn them into a song. Even if it’s journal style and “unformed”… I can work with it! This package includes a Wav. file of your song, emailed to you directly within 30 days. Fully mixed and mastered. ~ $200.00
Check out PACKAGE B
This package includes a Wav. file of your song, emailed to you, fully mixed and mastered, along with another Wav. file of just the vocal. This gives you the option of putting whatever music you would like over the original vocal. Also includes hand written lyrics within an original piece of art. ~ $500.00
Check out PACKAGE C
This package turns your song into a Full Band production! Different musicians will play guitars, drums, keyboards, saxophone, bass… WHATEVER I FEEL THE SONG CALLS FOR... It will be produced, mixed and mastered. Your song will be emailed to you and I will also create a piece of artwork with your lyrics to go along with it - one of a kind! ~ $700.00