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New Song – Shattered

I have often mentioned how moved I am by this human experience we are all a part of.  As a pretty high feeling individual (at least that’s what Meyers-Briggs tells me), I am most deeply moved by those moments when life is at its hardest.

I have found that simply validating a persons hurt, pain and loss, is far more comforting, because the person going through the difficulty feels heard.  Sometimes, that’s all we really need.  Being heard.  Listened too, without judgement or clever bumper-sticker slogans.

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Hummingbird at Dusk – Photograph by Aubrey Frimoth

The song “Shattered,” is about validating the hardship.  Recognizing the reality of what has happened and offering to listen and just be there.

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Cellar 55 this Friday with special musical guest

I return to Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA., this Friday evening from 6:30-8:30pm.  Joining me will be the sweet singing Cynthia O’Brien.  We’ll duet out tunes from Allison Krause, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and others…

Come sit a bit at Cellar 55 to chill off your first full work week of 2015.

Cynthia O'Brien:Chris Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Gigs and Events

HomeBrew HolidayIt starts with the 11 piece band HomeBrew. We’re creating a party for our fans who’ve asked us, “when are you playing next?”  That “next” is December 17.  HomeBrew is a classic R&B party dance band that has been together 30 some years.  We still have a few original members.  I joined the band back in July of this year.

We’re calling this: “HomeBrew’s – Holiday Sock Hop.”  We’ll be at Curious Comedy Theater, Wednesday Dec. 17, from 7-11pm.  Our first set starts at 8pm.  Come early because we are creating a festive event for the entire family.  Song list includes, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Brian Setzer, Chicago and many others.

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Two days later, on Friday Dec. 19,  I’ll be back at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA from 6:30-8:30pm.  Falling in love with this place.  Nice getaway at the end of the work week.  Looking for a nice date night and wine?  Cellar 55 is the ticket.

The following evening, Dec 20, I’m back at Torta-landia in SE Portland.  Humble little Mexican cafe styled eatery.  This will be my third time in this cozy little corner in SE Portland, just a block north off Foster Road and SE 60th.

My song set for these two events include covers by Stevie Wonder, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Elton John, Billy Joel, Otis Redding, Chicago, Beatles, Elvis, Little River Band and many others.  I’ll sprinkle in some originals, too.

All of this in one week, no less!!

Would love to see some familiar faces.