Tag: Wayne Taylor

Having a Coffee with …..  Wayne Taylor

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Wayne Taylor - photo by Ted Lehmann

Blue Highway’s Wayne Taylor started playing guitar when he was 13. Due to some health problems he spent a couple years in a wheelchair. Taylor had a cousin who played and he showed him a couple chords and he took it from there. After recovering […]


For a Season – Matt Wallace

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the latest sidemen to make a solo debut is bass player Matt Wallace. A Knoxville, TN native who has done stints with Newton & Thomas, Paul Williams & the Victory Trio, David Parmley & Continental Divide, and Audie Blaylock & Redline, among others, […]


Cardboard In Her Shoes – Dave Yates

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dave Yates’ 4-song EP, Cardboard In Her Shoes, has got East Tennessee written all over it. Of course Yates himself is on the faculty in the East Tennessee State University’s bluegrass music program, and has plied his trade as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist in the […]


More photos from Loudoun

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

As promised, here are more of Frank Baker’s photos from last weekend’s Loudoun Bluegrass Festival. This batch captures the competition, the barn dance and the overall Loudoun vibe. This weekend, Frank will be snagging images at Gettysburg. Look for those next week. Band Contest Winners […]


Debut single from Matt Wallace

| January 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pinecastle has announced a March 11 release date for For A Season, a solo project from Knoxville bass player and vocalist, Matt Wallace. The album features Matt and a number of other very talented singers, including Paul Brewster, Jesse Gregory, Wayne Taylor and Jerry Cole. […]


Wayne Taylor: It’s About Time

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Wayne Taylor - photo by Ted Lehmann

From the moment I had the new solo project from Blue Highway bass player Wayne Taylor in my hands, I couldn’t wait to hear what it sounded like. I won’t leave you in suspense — it’s great. Appropriately titled (“long overdue” comes to mind), it’s […]


It’s About Time – Wayne Taylor

| April 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

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 […]


Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

While bluegrass listeners are becoming increasingly familiar with the music of Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, which formed in 2008, newer fans may be unfamiliar with Wayne’s background. With his earliest recollection of music occurring at the American Legion where his father used to take him […]


It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Day!

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently released by Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! is a generous helping of original music spanning the spectrum of bluegrass styles from traditional to contemporary. Upon listening to Wayne’s vocal style, it is apparent that he is not a typical bluegrass singer (don’t ask for […]


Wayne Taylor recovering at home

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader Wayne Taylor is now at home and recovering nicely after being hospitalized last week with an acute intestinal condition. Taylor heads his own group, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, and is well-remembered for his many years fronting the US […]