7th October 2016: Chip Taylor
An Evening with Chip Taylor
Friday 7th October 2016
The Classic Grand Glasgow
Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start
Tickets £15 from 0141 204 5151
Chip Taylor, rated as one of America’s finest singer/songwriters and masterful performers, is gracing this year’s 10th Anniversary Glasgow Americana Festival with a one-off showOne of the pioneers of the pivotal country-rock movement in the 70s and the man who wrote massive 1960s hits, Wild Thing and Angel Of the Morning, he plays the Classic Grand on Friday, October 7.
Chip, who’s visited the city many times in duo format with Carrie Rodriguez, gave up music for full-time professional gambling in 1980 but eventually returned to the business.
His latest album, Little Brothers is due out this year and follows 2014’s brilliant, The Little Prayers Trilogy, which is a unique collection of new songs over three albums, ranging from stark demo recordings in his garage studio to fully fleshed out roots rock duets with Lucinda Williams.
Over the years, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield recorded his songs while many critics readily put him in the same star category bracket as Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson.
“Chip Taylor has long been a major presence in the music business, whether writing or performing, and to be able to bring him to Glasgow for our 10th Anniversary festival feels just marvellous,” said Kevin Morris, the Glasgow Americana Festival director.
“This is a brilliant opportunity to see and hear a true legend.”
“Chip Taylor, like Johnny Cash, is well worth rediscovering by a new generation” – The Guardian