In one of the most appropriately titled projects in recent memory, Blue Highway bass player and lead vocalist Wayne Taylor has just released his first solo project since joining the group, It’s About Time.
I had a chance to speak with Wayne recently about the project and he offered a few comments:
“Although Tim [Stafford] and the guys suggested I do a solo project early in my tenure with Blue Highway, I decided to get serious in working toward actually doing it a couple years ago.
I wanted it to not sound like another Blue Highway recording, so I purposely chose other musicians, and I really appreciate everyone who has helped me in getting this project completed.
I’m just starting to promote this release and hope everyone will be hearing a lot of this on their favorite radio station, but I want everyone to know that I’ve not left Blue Highway and don’t plan to do so.”
The recording features 9 songs Wayne wrote or co-wrote, recorded at Maggard Sound in Big Stone Gap, VA, engineered by Jim Price. Contributing their talents to the project are Tom Adams on guitar, Jesse Brock on mandolin, Ron Stewart and Tony Brown on banjo, Rachel Johnson Boyd on fiddle, and Wayne on acoustic bass. Harmony vocals were added by Brooke and Darin Aldridge, and The Whites (Buck, Sharon, and Cheryl).
Look for a complete review of the project in the near future here at Bluegrass Today.