Seth Taylor in the studio

Jim VanCleve, Seth Taylor, Sam Bush and David Hall (engineer) in the studioSeth Taylor, lead guitarist with Dailey & Vincent, is in the studio completing his first solo project in Nashville, with Jim VanCleve producing.

The 20 year old wunderkind first hit the scene playing with Pine Mountain Railroad while he was still in high school. He was a founding member of Monroeville in 2010, and was soon snatched up by Mountain Heart. After working with them for about three years, Seth jumped over to Dailey & Vincent.

By the time he was 12 years old, Taylor was placing and winning instrument competitions on both guitar and banjo. In 2008 he won first place in the MerleFest guitar contest. This kid can play.

VanCleve says that several members of Mountain Heart have already tracked for the album, and Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are due to come in and sing on one shortly.

“Seth is currently in discussions with labels and hopes to have an agreement/announcement regarding that end of things very soon. This is already a very exciting project, and with every little piece of the puzzle we add in, it gets more and more electric!

We’re really pumped about what we’re getting to tape, and really look forward to watching the world learn more about Seth and his music. He’s simply one of the best around, and just one of my favorite people.

We’re shooting for wrapping up things in the next month or so and hopefully will have the project available for folks before the end of the Summer.”

Seth is delighted with how things are going.

Seth Taylor“We’ve been working on this music for a few months now, and it’s coming together great. I’ve been fortunate enough to have some of my favorite musicians in the world come in and play on this stuff, and I’m so excited for everyone to hear it.

Sam Bush and Scott Vestal have been in this week (which has been unbelievable), we’ve had most of the Mountain Heart gang in, and we’ve got a few more special guests lined up to come in soon.

The material for this album has been such a challenge, but extremely fun. Heavily bluegrass-influenced, however we are definitely branching out. Hopefully people will enjoy what they hear when we finally get this thing released. Jim VanCleve, engineer David Hall, and all the musicians have worked really hard to make this thing come to life, and we’re really proud of how its turning out.”

We’ll be on the lookout for more details on this project, which promises to be a fine showcase for young Seth Taylor.

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