Tuesday 8 October 2002
Set List "Delia/Bad News from Heaven$ * Walkin' back Home * Prison Movie
* Where I lead Me * Dean Moriarty * Hemingway's Shotgun *
Two Fires (with Jelle Douma) * Nothin' "
"My homeboy Gurf came out to California from Texas in '81,
raving about two texas songwriters: Townes Van Zandt & Eric Taylor...
Eric's first album became sort of a Grail for songwriters at that time...
He's an inspirational figure, & continues to write & sing Canciones Grandes."
"Eric Taylor, I love him, man, he's great" Bob Neuwirth
"A great man and fine songwriter." Michael Weston King
"I bought all of his cd's after the last show, it blew me away...
I even gave a copy to my German girlfriend & asked for it back when she left"
Bobby (average Joe) Tonge
Acoustic Music Matters in Paris presented
Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 October 2001
I Shall Be Released / Walkin' back Home / In A Light /
One of the most influential songwriters to ever come out of the state of Texas.
Over the years he has had a profound influence on the evolution and developmen
of artists such as Nancy Griffith and Lyle Lovett..... who says
"I'm always the opening act when I'm around Eric. I love his voice, and he has a great narrative quality and sense of detail. It's good writing, no matter how you cut it, like Springsteen on Nebraska."
"It should be said that not only is Eric Taylor a Brahma songwriter, he is also a stunning acoustic guitar player. Mostly in a D tuning, he finger picks his way into your psyche. With a fine sense of time he creates clouds of tumbling dischords and riffs I can only ever dream of forming."