Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor

Birth
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Death 9 Mar 2020 (aged 70)
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 207765989 · View Source
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Musician. He was best known for combining spoken word with anecdotal songs to create a theater-style performance. He had nine solo releases and in addition, his songs have been recorded by Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Peter Cooper and many others. He toured the United States and Europe playing many notable venues and also appeared at many festivals. He taught at the Kerrville Song School and held songwriting workshops throughout the United States and in Europe. In 2009, Lyle Lovett released his second cover album, Natural Forces, and once again included a Taylor song. This time it was "Whooping Crane," from Taylor's 1995 self-titled album. Lovett's 2012 Release Me album, also has one of Taylor's songs "Understand You." In 2013, he released his last album, Studio 10. It was recorded at the Red Shack Studio in Houston, Texas and includes nine original songs. In 2016, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Musical Composition for songs he wrote for the TV documentary, Road Kid to Writer: The Tracks of Jim Tully.

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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 9 Mar 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 207765989
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