If She Were Here

In the past year, the loss of many dear friends and family has been profound.  None more profound than the loss of one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever known, Leana Baskerville, who succumbed to an 18 month battle to lung cancer just before Thanksgiving.

Recently, Leana’s husband, Dean, shared from the deepest part of his grief and loss with a personal song about dealing with Leana’s absence.

For those who’ve lost loved ones and especially for those who have lost their soulmate and spouse, may Dean’s song of honesty and transparency, offer hope within heartache.

Here’s Dean’s song: “If She Were Here”

Leana Baskerville

Leana Baskerville

 

HomeBrew at Mallard’s in Welches,OR.

HomeBrew will be performing this Saturday evening 8-11pm at Mallard’s at The Resort at the Mountain, in Welches, Oregon.

HomeBrew and the Terrapin Horns play the best in vintage party music from R&B, Rock and Swing.

I’ll be the warm up beginning at 7pm, performing familiar soft rock hits from Billy Joel, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Elton John, Kenny Loggins, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and a few originals.

C. Taylor_9916

 

 

My interview with Prince’s saxophonist

Over my 30 plus years as a radio broadcaster, I’ve had the chance to meet and interview many artists.

Back in July of 2010, I was the morning show host on 105.9 The Wave, out of Coos Bay on the southern coast of Oregon.  Though I produced and recorded my parts in my Portland Oregon studio. I had the opportunity to interview saxophonist Mike Phillips.  Mike has played with Stevie Wonder and Prince’s bands on many tours.

Mike shared what it was like to play in Prince’s band.

Mike Phillips w Chris Taylor

 

Favorite Things

It’s been a tough year for many, so here’s a little gift from a demo session I did where Barb channelled the vintage style of Carole Creveling, Patti Page, and Perry Como.  My Favorite Things is updated with a jazzy arrangement and keyboard by yours truly, drums by Oma Richmond, plus a new verse and vocals by Barb Hughes, wife/co-partner at the Hughes/Taylor Company.

This season, may you consider the favorite things in your life.