MP3 Steve Taylor - Has The Size of The Road Got The Better of You?
Beautiful California folk soul music, with classic sounding melodies, introspective lyrics, and Beatle-esque analog production, sounds like it''s from Laurel Canyon.
8 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk-Rock, ROCK: 70''s Rock
Steve Taylor is an Oakland, CA based singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist. After watching peers and collaborators go on to join the likes of Deathcab for Cutie and Taking Back Sunday, Steve is poised to make a significant mark on the scene with his first full length record "Has the Size of the Road Got the Better of You?" which he debuted on February 10th, 2008 at Cafe DuNord in San Francisco. A song cycle about being lost and found on the road of life, it was recorded over the last 3 and a half years, amidst an array of trials and tribulation. Playing with a passion and honesty that''s lost on most contemporary artists, Steve merges the heart-on-your-sleeve confessional style of Joni Mitchell, the northern soul of Van Morrison, and the pop hooks of T-Rex, and filters them through a progrock lense, creating a soundscape that''s both modern and unironically influenced by 70''s AM rock. If he was alive in 1972, he would have been in Laurel Canyon joining James Taylor, Crosby Stills, and Nash, and The Eagles in spearheading the psychedelic country rock sound that ruled the airwaves for most of the decade. Playing nearly all of the instruments, including a palette of pre 1980 synths, electric pianos and organs, Steve also asked friends Marco Benevento and Joe Russo, aka The Benevento Russo Organ and Drums Duo from NYC, to take part. If you like Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, The Band, Dr. Dog, or The Shins, you will like this album.
P.S. After the arduous and inadvertently long labor process of this album, and the backlog of songs it has created, Steve has decided to post one new song per week for the entire year on https://www.tradebit.com Check back for everything from acoustic demos to full on rock&roll renditions from the next album!
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