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22 Confirmed Dates on the "More Miserable Than You'll Ever Be" Tour! - March 10, 2014

77s & Michael Roe Tour Dates


Michael Roe "More Miserable Than You'll Ever Be" Tour with Special Guest: Chris Taylor - February 4, 2014

MikeRoeChrisTaylor.jpgThis tour starts in March through April 2014… If you would like to book a date… please contact Jeffrey at booking@lo-fidelity.com for full details ASAP

BOOK YOUR VERY OWN TRAVELERS HOTEL HOUSE CONCERT: - January 14, 2014

San Antonio, Boerne, Austin, New Braunfels, San Marcos and Beyond?!

 

How would you like to turn your Living Room into a ‘Listening Room’ ?

 

How would you like to both see and hear my entire new album, Travelers Hotel, performed live and unplugged, in your own house?

 

I am taking out an acoustic duo/trio starting in Jan 2014 to bring Travelers Hotel to your house!

 

If you’re interested, please ~ email me  ~ me for details!

christaylorworld@gmail.com 

Travelers Hotel - San Antonio Express News - Write Up - January 10, 2014

Taylor's 'Hotel'

Speaking of prolific singing songwriters, here's Chris Taylor. A creative multithreat, Taylor is a singer, songwriter, guitar ace and real-deal visual artist. Taylor hit the local music scene running, full speed, 20 years ago with the band Love Coma. Like Butch Morgan, Taylor has no trouble bridging and fusing the spiritual and secular music sectors.

A creative whirlwind, Taylor has a quick mind and equally quick fingers. Songs he's made up, onstage and on the spot while working solo, can stun, captivate and resonate. Inspired by U2 and other committed rockers, Taylor has long crafted soulful rock 'n' roll.

Saturday, Taylor, working with a seven-piece band, will celebrate the release of his new CD, “Travelers Hotel,” with an 8 p.m. show at Local Coffee, 700 E. Sonterra Blvd., No. 1113. The event also will feature a silent auction for a book of Taylor's artwork and writings. And, he'll give away one of his paintings at the end of the night.

According to notes accompanying Taylor's “Travelers Hotel” page at Bandcamp.com, he figured he was done writing and recording music because he already recorded a lot of albums. But when he passed the Travelers Hotel sign in downtown San Antonio, characters, ideas and sounds came to him in a rush. So he got to work.

The result is first-class, fired-up songwriter rock. Songs including “Travelers Hotel,” “Flip Side of Love” and “Hallelujah What's it to Ya” will make listeners more than a little happy that Taylor took that downtown stroll.

~Jim Beal Jr. (San Antonio Express News)

The Travelers Hotel CD Release Concert is set at Local Coffee! - January 6, 2014

CD Release Poster

The Hotel Band:

Sarah Martin of Lady Jane Grey on cello and vocals

David Martin of Lady Jane Grey on keyboards

Charlie Haley on percussion and vocals

Onel Jimenez on saxophone

Mitchell Connell of Melissa Ludwig Band on lead guitar

Balla Dear on acoustic guitar and vocals

Who knows what other surprises are in store for that evening!?

 

The band will take over the hot-spot, Local Coffee on Sonterra Blvd and play the entire Travelers Hotel album (plus the bonus tracks on the digital release) starting at 8pm sharp… This is the same venue Taylor had his CD party for the Blue CD back in 2011.

So… get there early for a good seat….

 

The concert will be filmed and recorded.

There will be a silent auction for The Big Black Book full of artwork, lyrics and thoughts behind the record.

There will be a painting giveaway at the end of the night.

And if that's not enough, we are releasing Postcards From the End of Time on CD for the very first time as well! 

Be there!

YOUR TRAVELERS HOTEL PRE-ORDER UPDATE - December 23, 2013

UPDATE: If you have pre-ordered either the $50 package or the $20 package of Travelers Hotel - your CD's and artwork will be in the mail THIS WEEK!

THANKS TO MY FRIENDS AND FANS: Because of you, I was able to pay for a short run of 100 CDs of Travelers Hotel and create a double sided 8 1/2" x 7" art print! Also, I've painted all of your 11x14" inch original paintings to go along with your orders!

THE OFFER FOR ORIGINAL ARTWORK ALONG WITH YOUR TRAVELERS HOTEL ALBUM STILL STANDS!!!! Just message me on Facebook, Twitter or email or find me through PayPal at christaylorworld@gmail.com to place your order.

STAY TUNED FOR NEW OFFERS COMING SOON…. 


HERE ARE THE DETAILS FOR HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO TRAVELERS HOTEL:

The high quality, 15 track (three bonus songs) digital download of Travelers Hotel is now available at www.christaylor.bandcamp.com for only $10.00

Chris Taylor has created a Lo-Fi "kickstarter" type of campaign without actually going through Kickstarter. People have stepped up to help get this album off the ground, financially speaking. Helping to cover the costs of art design, duplication and production of the physical CD and promotional materials to go with it. It's very much a grass roots campaign, if there ever was one! To all those who have helped support - THANK YOU! 

If you would like to help support the Travelers Hotel campaign… here are several ways of doing so:

$50 support gets you the Travelers Hotel CD, an 11x14" original CT painting and the 8.5x7" framable art card…. (add $10 for shipping)

$20 support gets you the Travelers Hotel CD and the 8.5x7" framable art card…. (add $10 for shipping)

 

Or you can just get creative and let us know how you would like to help! 

christaylorworld@gmail.com 

FRALOS FIRST FRIDAYS in 2014 - December 19, 2013

Fralos First Friday Poster

Chris Taylor will be playing the First Friday of every month in 2014 at Fralos Art of Pizza. If you've never been to Fralos you are missing out! Amazing food with both indoor and outdoor patio under the trees seating… not to mention their support for local and national music! Mark your calendars and plan to bring your friends and family to the Travelers Hotel live shows - FRALOS FIRST FRIDAYS! - starting at 7pm

T-Shirts - December 15, 2013

T-Shirts 2013

The first run of T-Shirts are here! Who is the character on the shirt, you ask? Why it's just another Chris Taylor self portrait! The shirts are selling quickly… and will only have a limited run before the next design arrives. $15.00 plus shipping. (PayPal) or live at the gigs.

The Travelers Hotel Campaign has Begun! - December 3, 2013

UPDATE: The high quality, 15 track (three bonus songs) digital download of Travelers Hotel is now available at www.christaylor.bandcamp.com for only $10.00

Chris Taylor has created a Lo-Fi "kickstarter" type of campaign without actually going through Kickstarter. People have stepped up to help get this album off the ground, financially speaking. Helping to cover the costs of art design, duplication and production of the physical CD and promotional materials to go with it. It's very much a grass roots campaign, if there ever was one! To all those who have helped support - THANK YOU! 

If you would like to help support the Travelers Hotel campaign… here are several ways of doing so:

$50 support gets you the Travelers Hotel CD, an 11x14" original CT painting and the 8.5x7" framable art card…. (add $10 for shipping)

$20 support gets you the Travelers Hotel CD and the 8.5x7" framable art card…. (add $10 for shipping)

 

Or you can just get creative and let us know how you would like to help! 

christaylorworld@gmail.com 

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TRAVELERS HOTEL - The New Album is Here! - November 28, 2013

Coming in December of 2013… Travelers Hotel will arrive in two formats: a physical CD and a high quality Digital Download Album complete with bonus tracks. The album will feature 12 new tracks, produced and played by Chris Taylor, recorded September through November 2013. 

www.christaylor.bandcamp.com

Official Track List:

1. Travelers Hotel - a tip of the hat to Lou Reed. Sets up a location for the record and has quite a cast of characters!

2. Flip Side of Love - a big rocking pop song about "indifference"

3. Lovestory for the Brokenhearted - a modern day old time hymn with dose of self-doubt amidst the faith.

4. Three Sixty - "Define yourself as radically loved, all else is an illusion" ~ the ending lyric.

5. I Love You - A love song to someone you've been through the trenches of life with.

6. Hallelujah What's it to Ya? - A poetic jangle with the amps up to 11.

7. Laughing at the Universe - Over 6 minutes of some of Chris Taylor's finest lyrics and slide guitar. And also is the only song to name drop both Joseph Arthur and Bill Mallonee.

8. Yes - Is the ONLY living thing. The word "Yes" sets life into motion.

9. Press On - "I love putting lyrics of struggle in a catchy pop song… MY kind of pop, anyways!"

10. One in the Spirit - We are supposed to be a people of faith, connected, but we still can't get along!

11. Words of a Woman - A tribute to woman everywhere, younger, older, wife, lover, sister, mother...

12. Forgiveness - Whether you need forgiveness or need to forgive someone "Don't make me work for it, beg for it, don't make me cry for it, die for it, don't make me climb that ladder, never reach it… preach it, teach it… but never receive it" This song is my story but it's for everyone.

New Album in the Works! - November 16, 2013

Never one to rest on past musical recordings…. Chris Taylor is in the middle of a new album, under the title of Travelers Hotel. "I've been reading a lot of poetry and listening to The Waterboys… so all that is bound to seep through into what I'm doing. But don't expect it to recognize these things… I'm my own chainsaw… so I build it up and chop it all back down before you ever hear it. I've got three different versions of one song called "Words of a Woman" - which a friend of mine, fellow musician Gary Loper, came up with the title and I decided to write some lyrics to it…. then months later…. I decided to put some music to it…. three completely different pieces of music! That's the first time I've ever done anything like that with one of my songs. Nothing was to precious to deconstruct and rebuild. I've chosen which version may go on the final album… But it's great fun to fit those lyrics into different worlds of music. Then there's my tip of the hat to Lou Reed… whom I've always respected and never understood…. But I didn't need to understand him… As an artist and musician…. there was always something instinctual about his music… I could just feel it. The song "Travelers Hotel" is my own way of saying thank you for your life, Lou! We've never met… but we've met a thousand times."

 

As of now, there is no official release date for Travelers Hotel but we will be the first to let you know when it's heading your way.

Talk Now SA Theme Song - May 8, 2013

Chris Taylor has written and recorded the new Talk Now SA theme song and shot a video with the two hosts Chris Duel and Vanessa Macias. The video will debut on the show Monday May 20th at 10am CST. Tune in at:

www.talknowsa.com

If you care to search through earlier episodes... You can find 2 featuring Taylor's music and art.

THE NEW ALBUM IS HERE! - April 5, 2013

POSTCARDS FROM THE END OF TIME was officially released April 4th, 2013. Ten brand new recordings written, performed and sung by Chris Taylor. You can purchase it here www.christaylor.bandcamp.com

 

 

6 Song Video EP - January 21, 2013

Chris Taylor is set to release 6 videos shot in his living room during an acoustic performance with drummer Charlie Haley, who has been playing live with Taylor for the last year. The video track list includes: Down Goes The Day, Messed Up For You, Goodnight, Goodnight, Tiny Little Lights, Drug Called Doubt and Stranger's Clothes.

The videos were filmed by Jason Ytuarte on a Sunday morning in January 2013.

Subscribe to www.youtube.com/christaylormusic

Taylor will release the videos on Facebook and Twitter very soon.

In conjunction with the videos, Taylor will release the audio as a "live ep" as of yet untitled.

BLUE CD RELEASE PARTY - July 5, 2012

It's finally here! Blue has been born onto CD complete with an extra track (not listed) called Heartbreak Radio. The Blue CD Release Party will be held at Local Coffee (700 E. Sonterra Blvd) on July 13th from 7-9pm and will have some of Taylor's artwork as give-away prizes during the night - plus a live performance of every track on the album. Don't miss it! Joining Taylor will be Charlie Haley on percussion and vocals and Onel Jimenez on the saxophone. 

Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute - May 22, 2012

Thursday night May 24th at Blue Star Brewing Co. in San Antonio musicians will celebrate Bob Dylan with his own songs from 7-11pm.  Chris Taylor will be performing a 35 minute set of Dylan tunes with a full band. $10 at the door. Be there!

 

Doors open at 6pm

Show starts at 7pm

Sets:

Michael Martin

Nicolette Good

Chris Taylor & more

Every 1st Sunday in 2012 - Live at Fralo's - February 18, 2012

Chris Taylor will be performing live at Fralo's Art of Pizza every first Sunday through out 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30pm

Visit www.fralos.com and come have some of San Antonio's best pizza & relaxing atmosphere. Check our SHOWS page for details... 

CAFE PRESS - CT ART WORLD - February 10, 2012

If you are looking for Chris Taylor original artwork on t-shirts and just about anything else you could want - Check out his site at www.cafepress.com/ctartworld New designs and products added weekly! So check in often. Pick your own color, size, fit etc... Just a click away!

CT on TV - February 8, 2012

TUNE IN: Tomorrow morning to Great Day SA for a live performance of some sort :-) and discussion with Riff House Concerts Tim Slusher... It could make for some sweet morning TV with your coffee. (I hear it's cold in studio - so I will bundle up)

CT Art Exhibit at Local Coffee in San Antonio - January 12, 2012

Chris Taylor has a wall full of paintings for sale at San Antonio's infamous Local Coffee.

His work is already selling and will be up for the next 6-8 weeks... stop in, get some coffee and take home 

a CT original!

Local Coffee
700 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 1113
San Antonio, TX 
(210) 530-8740
localcoffeesa.com

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Art Show at The Gallery Josephine in San Antonio - January 12, 2012

Chris Taylor has an art show at the Gallery Josephine on Friday Jan 13th from 6-10pm. The Gallery is located at 339 W. Josephine St - in the Josephine Theatre. He will be in attendance as well. 

DIGITAL ART VIDEOS - December 19, 2011

Chris Taylor is creating a series of digital art videos for each of the songs on his new album BLUE. Check out "Burn The Way" http://youtu.be/vmQ-Jx299n8

THE NEW ALBUM... BLUE. - October 20, 2011

It's official! The new Chris Taylor CD will be released before the end of the year. It's called: BLUE.  It will contain 11 tracks and is 48 minutes in length. As of today it's in the Mastering stages and the artwork is being finalized. For detailed song information, visit our Blog on Blue.

THE NEW RECORD... - October 11, 2011

The (as of yet) untitled new record is officially mixed and soon will be mastered. Taylor is hoping for a release by the end of the year. It's an eleven track record with new songs that have an acoustic heart and include live player Onel Jimenez saxophone, Justin Schneider on 8-string bass guitar, Laura Marie on vocals www.lauramariemusic.com, singer Megan Deyoung on vocals and recorded at Spears Recording in Medina Lake. Stay tuned to Chris Taylor World for release dates and details...

New CT Album In Progress - August 29, 2011

Word has it Chris Taylor has just finished recording ten new tracks for an as of yet... untitled new record. "We are in mix down mode at the moment. Two songs are done and eight more to go. This whole thing started off as a way to record some acoustic songs and it turned into quite a special project with Justin Schneider on the 8-string bass, Onel Jimenez on saxophone and Laura Marie and Megan DeYoung both singing with me on these songs. Can't wait to get it out there!" Stay tuned... 

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