Todd Taylor | Blazing Bluegrass Banjo

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Blazing Bluegrass Banjo

by Todd Taylor

One of the worlds best banjo instrumentalist, he has taken the banjo to places it has never been, his unique style will dazzle you, he is the bluegrass king on the banjo....bar none
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Rawhide-Arr. By Todd Taylor-writer Bill Monroe-Unichappell BMI
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2. Nashville Blues-Arranged By Todd Taylor-Writer Earl Scruggs-BMI
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3. The Race Is On-Written By Todd Taylor-Shalin Music Co ASCAP
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4. Home Sweet Home-Arranged By Todd Taylor-Public Domain
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5. Foggy Mtn. Breakdown-Arranged By Todd Taylor-Writer Earl Scruggs
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6. I'll Fly Away-Arranged By Todd Taylor-Writer Earl E. Brumley-EMI
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7. Alabama Jubilee-Arranged By Todd Taylor
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8. Doug's Tune-Arranged By Todd Taylor
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9. Linus & Lucy Snoopy Theme-Arr. By Todd Taylor-Writer Vince Guara
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10. WildWood Flower-Arr. By Todd Taylor-Public Domain
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11. Bellville Road Breakdown-WritersTodd & Frank /ShalinMusic Ascap
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12. Grandfathers Clock-Arr. By Todd Taylor
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13. Old Joe Clark-Arr. By Todd Taylor
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14. Bluegrass Breakdown-Arr. By Todd Taylor
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This cd was nominated for two Grammys This year -2004 Todd Taylor Has Been Performing And Playing Bluegrass Banjo
For Most Of His Life, He started at Age 6 With His Twin Brother Allen, They Were Known As The Taylor Twins, They
Toured And Worked With Ledgendary Bluegrass Acts Such As
Bill Monroe, Jim & Jesse, The Boys From Indiane, Carl Story
Roy Acuff, and Many More, Todds Unique Style Of Banjo Playing Is Breathtaking, Todd Has Toured and Played On Some Of Todays Hottest Country Acts, and even Rock-n-Roll With The Banjo Were He Became The First Person In History To Take The Banjo To The Rock-n-Roll Top-40 With Rick Dee's
With This New Cd Todd Has Went Back To His Roots, So When You Buy This Cd You are Getting A award Winning Cd


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Mary K. Shockey

I got two for Christmas gifts
I FAILED TO GET ONE FOR MYSELF. bIG mISTAKE!

Nichole Anderson

Totally Awesome!!!!!!!! The Title Say's It All, He's The Banjo King, and Cute

Mark Baum-Green Mtn Music Productions


Marc Baum
Green Mountain Music Productions
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Blazin Bluegrass indeed!
By: Marc Baum

Two words describe Todd Taylors new CD 'Blazin
Bluegrass Banjo'. Those words are pure genius.

You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the field
who is a more accurate, more talented, or more
articulate banjo player. Todd's play is remarkable.
He speaks directly to the listener with out the use of
words. The pictures painted in your mind's eye, tell
a story. A story of life, times shared and times
remembered, and the music of those times.

His fingers never miss, and never is a word I seldom
use. From the opening notes of 'Rawhide' you undergo
a transformation from listener to participant. By the
time you reach the halfway mark of this practical
party on a disk, you are visibly smiling and tapping
your foot along with the music. It's an
uncontrollable, infectious reaction that even
listeners who are not bluegrass fans, will be forced
to succumb to. You finally realize that something
special, if not truly amazing, is happening. It is a
spectacle for your ears and for your mind.

This project is a exhilarating thrill ride
masquerading as a musical endeavor. Any theme park in
the world would pay handsomely to have the same effect
on people as Todd has managed to do. His music is
reminiscent of a time when musicians played genuine
instruments and had undoubted talent.

There are fourteen tracks on this CD and each stands
out. It is refreshing to have such a phenomenal,
enchanting project come along, as well as remarkably
rare. Having to pick the three top tracks on the CD,
I would choose the dizzying and aptly named "The Race
Is On", the youthful, sprightly "Linus and Lucy-The
Snoopy Theme", (which will have you humming the tune
until bedtime), and the amazing "Bluegrass Breakdown"
which makes you wonder if Todd has extra fingers to
pick with.

Todd Taylor hits one out of the park with 'Blazin
Bluegrass Banjo'. Every person who loves music,
authentic music with heart, should own this Cd.

Marc is the Program Director and Host of the
internationally syndicated radio programs 'Independent
Country Universe' and 'Blades Of Blue: The Homegrown
bluegrass Show'.


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Independent Country Universe
Blades Of Blue
For The Record
Syndicated radio productions of
Green Mountain Music Productions
and Boulton Beach Studios

Walker Copley

Great classic music
Having known Todd for almost 30 years, it is great to see him do a few of the great bluegrass standards, in driving Scruggs style, with a real interesting melodic touch in just the right places. This is how it's supposed to be done, and this is a CD you'll enjoy for years to come. His original pieces are wonderful, and his arrangement of "Linus and Lucy" is lots of fun.

Lynn Harms


This Cd is Great!! I been playing the Banjo for 11 years
and I must say, Todd Taylor is The Master!! I have never heard anyone play like he does, the whole Cd is great
but Todd Taylor is the master of the Banjo, this cd has
great tunes on it, I want to tell everyone to
buy this Banjo cd, because it is just like the title says
Blazin Bluegrass Banjo, Todd Taylor style.

Tom Breakfield

Great CD ... great service
The CD by Todd Taylor arrived very quickly and the quality is great. He is a talanted artist ... and CD Baby does a great job of getting the merchandise out. I had saved the mailer in case I had to return it ... but was soon able to toss it ... not need for it!

Lawrence King

Unbelievable banjo playing and tone on this recording!
This is the absolute banjo recording. The hottest pickin ever and the most incredible tone even when I listen to it over my computer. This CD is going to frustrate banjo players for a long time. Both those like me trying to learn some of these licks, and trying to get a banjo to sound like that on a recording. Unreal!

Bobbi Geyer


Todd Taylor's Blazin Bluegrass Banjo is indeed just that…blazin! Todd and his twin brother Allen enjoyed a long performance history. They were featured on Hee-Haw as the Taylor Twins, and also performed on the Grand Ole Opry in addition to numerous other venues. Several years ago the twins split up, and Todd has continued to perform as a solo act.

Todd received his first banjo at age seven from Montgomery Ward. He taught himself by listening to records and polished his skills with input from a few teachers along the way. Wish I'd started when I was seven!

The CD begins with "Rawhide," played at breakneck speed, and goes on from there. I particularly enjoyed his rendition of "Nashville Blues," which is fairly straight-ahead but definitely not boring. Very nice! "The Race Is On" explodes with incredible melodic runs and single string work throughout. The CD has many classic banjo tunes on it, including "Wildwood Flower," "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," "Doug's Tune," (wonderful!) in addition to "Home Sweet Home," "Grandfathers Clock," and "Old Joe Clark," among others…all of which will make you wonder how Todd does it. Throughout his performance, he displays his mastery of the banjo and makes it sound incredibly do-able. Now where did I put my fingerpicks?

Todd is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including Steve Thorpe on Dobro and lead guitar and Bo Frazier on fiddle and mandolin. One thing is for sure; they all got a workout making this CD! Amazing! This wonderful CD is $14.95

Thornton Cline


Todd Taylor's "Blazing Bluegrass Banjo" is one of the hottest bluegrass CD's I've heard in years!!! Someone nominate this CD as "Bluegrass Album of the Year"!!! The precision and passion of the performances are awesome and out of this world!!! Buy a copy of this CD before all the CD's sell out!!!

Phil Evans

Top notch CD haven't stopped playing it!!!
A top notch CD which you can't stop playing. A must for any bluegrass banjo player.