Demetria Taylor one of the big highlights at Eddie Taylor 100th Birthday Celebration w/ The Taylor Family, John Primer & More at ANTONE’S in Austin, TX!!!!!!!!!


Eddie Taylor 100th Birthday Celebration w/ The Taylor Family, John Primer & More

Friday, January 27, 2023
8:00pm (Doors: 7:00pm )

Antone’s Presents Eddie Taylor 100th Birthday Celebration featuring: Larry Taylor, Tim Taylor, Demetria Taylor, Brenda Taylor, Steve Bell, Very Special Guest John Primer & Special Guests

article in LIVING BLUES magazine!
photo by Howard Greenblatt
SONS and DAUGHTERS of the BLUES !- Ronnie Baker Brooks with Demetria Taylor – Howard Greenblatt

Eddie Taylor 100th birthday celebration & tribute w/ the Taylor Family (Larry Taylor, Demetria Taylor, & Brenda Taylor), Steve Bell, John Primer

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Eddie Taylor, the man that made all the great Jimmy Reed records, all the John Lee Hooker records, and all the Eddie Taylor records,” gushes the emcee. “Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest guitar player in the world.”

As preserved on Still Not Ready for Eddie, recorded live at Antone’s the year of its GOAT’s demise on Christmas Day 1985, the club owner’s not lying. Musketeered by three additional axe-grinders (Hubert Sumlin, Luther Tucker, Jimmy Rogers) and electrified by Snooky Pryor’s harp and pianist Sunnyland Slim’s pedigree (Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter), Taylor burns. Nearly all band members belonging to the blues’ postwar migration from Mississippi to Chicago, the Antone’s Records release blisters open atop “Bad Boy,” gets randy with “Knockin’ at Your Door,” and beams bright lights via “Bigtown Playboy,” all three Taylor tunes matching covers of Muddy Waters and Elmore James.

Famously jamming with the talent, Clifford J. Antone returns from the beyond to promote this centennial. Six of Taylor and wife Vera Burns Hill’s eight children became performers, so the five survivors reunite Friday to reignite, plus guest John Primer. “That was Eddie Taylor, big town playboy,” concludes Austin’s giddy host. Ghost notes courtesy of Antone and his esteemed heavenly comrade.– Raoul Hernandez

Check out Demetria Taylor on her version of her legendary father, Eddie’s “83 Highway” with the amazing Billy Flynn on guitar!

This is from Demetria’s new Delmark recording, DOIN’ WHAT I’M SUPPOSED TO DO!!!

Demetria Taylor – Doin’ What I’m Supposed To Do
Delmark DE 875 (August 2022)

Featuring Mike Wheeler & Deitra Farr
Demetria Taylor was born to sing the blues.  The songs on “DEMETRIA TAYLOR:  Doin’ What I’m Supposed To Do” are a balance of traditional blues and modern R & B, with some written by her family, some by fellow musicians Mike Wheeler and Larry Williams, one by the venerable Magic Sam, and two by Demetria herself.  This second Delmark record is a strong follow up to her Delmark debut, “Bad Girl”, and also features the legendary Deitra Farr on one track.  As Demetria says, and we believe her:  “It’s my time”.

Larry and siblings to lead Antone’s 100th birthday party for Eddie Taylor

At Antone’s club in the music city of Austin, TX : master Chicago blues guitarist Eddie Taylor Sr. brought the place down in the 1980s. His kids plan to do the same for his 100th heavenly birthday  Jan. 27, 2023.  Featuring Larry and siblings: singers Brenda, Edna and Demetria, brother Tim on drums with very special guest John Primer on guitar, special guest Steve Bell on harp, and others.  Also in memory of Vera Taylor and Eddie Taylor Jr.

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