“Here’s to you and here’s to me and here’s to everything we’d never be but want to be, and everything we are!” So says the title track of John Taglieri’s upcoming EP, “Everything We Are”. With his fifth release, Taglieri has taken a decidedly new direction in his music, dropping the acoustic guitar completely and cranking up the amps for some raucous, upbeat, fun rock and roll.
With four independent albums to his credit, John has made a solid name on the indie circuit, constantly touring and playing relentlessly. His tenacious attitude has garnered him considerable press. With all the media have come sponsorships from the likes of Ovation Guitars, Marshall Amplification and Curt Mangan Strings. His first solo CD, “Leap Of Faith”, was a true labor of love for Taglieri. The diverse blend of songs on the CD has made John's sound accessible to many people, from many genres. With one “Male Pop CD of the Year” win already, and also a runner up for “Rock Album Of The Year” nod, as well as being chosen as a “Top 20” in many polls, there seems to be no delay to the tremendous momentum.
His second CD, “Half & Half”,helped to garner him the “UIMA Pop/Rock Artist Of The Year” award, with more press and bigger shows following along. Opening for more national acts, gaining exposure and fans, the momentum continued to build. His third release, “NOW”, kept that momentum going with more touring and more positive reviews.
Having shared the stage regularly with acts such as Rik Emmett, Edwin McCain, The Gin Blossoms, Gavin DeGraw, Sister Hazel, and many other top name acts, Taglieri had becoming an in demand performer. His fourth release “Wide Awake & Dreaming” found Taglieri on the doorstep of the next phase of his career. With great production and powerful songs, including a cover of Blues great Joe Bonnamassa’s “Waiting For Me”, the CD surged Taglieri into new heights.
“Everything We Are” continues this trend, with fast paced songs, catchy melodies, great harmonies and a fun, alive spirit that he wanted to capture. Writing the entire EP with his guitarist and good friend Brad Whitley, he found new things to say and a new voice to say it with.
Ever growing as a writer, his new material is full of straight up AAA/Power Pop Rock n’ Roll. His new songs speak to the listeners from a place that talks about what life is all about. His knack for story telling and pulling the listener into the song is increasing and is helping to build a solid fan base. With a solid foundation and fantastic new material, it seems that the consistent upwards climb is going to continue.