Tag Archives: original Music

Saturday at Rose City Food Park

I’m back at Rose City Food Park this Saturday afternoon from 3-4:30pm, as one of the featured musician’s for their Mini Brew Fest.   The weather for Saturday looks hot, which means, cold brews and live music wait for you.  I’ll be jamming cover tunes from Hall & Oates, America, Billy Joel, Elton John, Elvis and some of my own stuff.

Sit a spell and cool down this Saturday afternoon.
C. Taylor_9708

Playing at Local Food Park

IMG_1688

This Saturday afternoon I’ll be playing some of my originals along with cover tunes at the Rose City Food Park (5235 NE Sandy Blvd) from 2:30-4pm.  The weather looks great and so should the food.  Stop on by – I’d love to see you.

Here’s a link to Rose City Food Park’s Facebook account

Reflections

Fall is my favorite time of the year for many reasons. But the main reason I love autumn, is it signifies change.  And with change, I find myself holding closer to those things that keep me grounded and whole.

img_2554

Of course, for me, music is one of those things I cling too when dealing with change, not only within seasonal change, but within the changes of life.

The song “Stone of Grief,” was written during a challenging time a couple of years ago.  Not necessarily for me, but for the person on the journey of change and healing.  I present this song, again, for you who are walking a road-less traveled, so that you may find encouragement on that road.  I also share this song for those who are coming along side those treading the waters of change.

 

Welcome to my newest followers

I’ve added a number of new followers to my web site recently, and I wanted to welcome you and thank you for being interested in what I do musically.

Back in August of 2012, I released, “In Those Days.”  Eight original songs that reflect a wide aspect of my musical tastes, genre and storytelling. Described as songs of love, life, family and faith.

Print

I also enjoy creating instrumental songs such as “Goodbye.” A contemplative solo keyboard piece that has been in my musical tool kit for over 30 years.  And new songs like, “Sabbath.”  Incorporating an intense, emotional connection with the listener.

“Stone of Grief,” tackles the often misunderstood subject of grief and healing from trauma.  Many have good intentions, but often times they ignorantly cause harm to the person facing the challenges of recovery.  This is a deeply personal song for me.

DSC_0029

But, I also have a playful side.  “I Love My H-2-O,” is a testimonial of my love of drinking water.

C. Taylor_9539

Thanks for checking in and take a look around.

In HT Studio

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.

IMG_1162

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.

Back To Cellar 55

C. Taylor_9648This Friday evening, April 17, I’ll be at  Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA.,  from 7-9pm.  Playing tunes from Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor,  The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins,  Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac and many others.  I may throw in an  original or two as well.

End your long work week and begin your weekend at Cellar 55.


C. Taylor_9627