Joe Taylor has been heralded as a “funky mix of Jeff Beck and Chet Atkins” by Rust Magazine, and “Claptonesque” by The San Diego Troubadour.
Taylor has worked both as guitarist and producer with everyone from Ahmet Ertegun, Dave Koz, Al B. Sure to Donna Summer. His solo albums on RCA Victor have achieved critical praise and top charting notoriety, and his chillstep series on RCA as Oracle were club hits. His first RCA album, Spellbound, topped the radio charts at #1, and his album Accidental Sugar was Most-Added at Smooth Jazz Radio; entering at #17 on the Contemporary Instrumental charts.
Joined onstage by his All Star group: drummer Steve Holley (Wings, Joe Cocker) and bassist Brian Stanley (Garland Jeffreys,Bryan Adams), Joe displays that “rare ability to deliver hisinstrumental melodies like a vocalist, enthralling the listener.”
“Making magic happen onstage, rendering something both spellbindingly intricate and deeply soulful.…a joy to watch” -Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
“A cross between Santana and Metheny, with a touch of Duane Allman thrown in for good measure.” -The Los Angeles Times
“Badass......a Redneck Jeff Beck!” -The Village Voice