Shawn Taylor

“Music with wandering roots”

Shawn Taylor serves up a deep bag of Americana and original Wandering Roots music on guitar, harmonica, vocals and foot percussion. He has released four CDs of original ‘wandering roots’ music, toured nationally since 2008, been acclaimed for his songwriting and short fiction, and opened for legends like Maria Muldaur, Vance Gilbert and Peter Mulvey along the way. One time he even loaned his guitar to Jose Feliciano.  He’s thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Long Trail and The John Muir Trail, been an oysterman, a cabinet maker, and he and his wife have brought their two young children on musical tour the three summers before COVID, for over 13,000 musical miles. He’s currently recording his 5th CD of original material.

“Shawn Taylor is one of the finest traveling troubadours performing on the circuit these days. Boasting world-class guitar chops, soul enriched vocals and an uncanny knack for capturing life in a song,” (Brian Owens - Metronome Magazine Boston)

"Taylor has a mellowness to his voice that works well against the frenetic flash of finger-picking that is the foundation of his songs. The songs crackle with the guitar work.” - TheAlternateRoot.com

“His lyrics dabble in a wonderful gritty naturalism that's uncommon around here” - Dan Barry - New Haven Advocate

Shawn Taylor performs original wandering roots music on acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals and foot percussion, with a healthy dose of story-telling and humor, and a unique sampling of musical Americana stew. 

“Shawn Taylor is one of the finest traveling troubadours performing on the circuit these days. Boasting world-class guitar chops, soul enriched vocals and an uncanny knack for capturing life in a song.” (Brian Owens - Metronome Magazine Boston)

“His lyrics dabble in a wonderful gritty naturalism that's uncommon around here.” - Dan Barry - New Haven Advocate

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    with Shawn Taylor
    August 17, 2024 3:00 PM EDT (Doors: 2:00 PM)
    Live Music Runs from 3-5 PM on The Back Porch!  We look forward to serving you!