”An absolutely superb guitarist … reminiscent of John Martyn” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
”Superbly tailored songs” (Four stars) Daily Mirror
”Articulate, compelling … brilliant” (Four stars) Mojo Magazine
”A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn” Q Magazine
”A star in the making …a superb talent” Metro
SEAN TAYLOR is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. He has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia and has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses & Arlo Guthrie.
Sean has played Glastonbury festival three times including the Acoustic Stage. Other festival appearances include Cambridge Folk festival, Beautiful Days, Port Fairy Folk festival (Australia), Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Secret Garden Party, Maverick Festival & Blue Balls Festival (Switzerland).
He has released eight albums including one album recorded in Dublin with Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys) and his last four albums with Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani di Franco) at Congress House Studios in Austin (TX).
Now that he’s a seasoned performer and recording artist of ten years standing, Sean Taylor has achieved a special maturity — stemming from experience, but also from the excitement in artistic freedom that experience can sometimes bring — with his latest album, Flood & Burn.
Sean puts it like this: “I felt a freedom and confidence in writing the original songs, and in the making of this recording. And that’s exciting.” It sure comes across.
Recorded in Austin, Texas by ace producer Mark Hallman, known for his work with Eliza Gilkyson and Tom Russell amongst others, Flood & Burn is big enough and confident enough to embrace a variety of genres, a range of feel and texture. And this is with such a rare ease, fluidity and mastery that it works completely towards being first of all a great Sean Taylor album. “Flood & Burn may be the best thing I have ever done,” says Sean Taylor. And Sean’s got to be right there. This is an utterly compelling, assured standout album from a top guy on top form.
”Wonderful” Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2
”A fine blues guitarist … Taylor is a man to watch’
“Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!”
”Sean Taylor’s work just gets classier … His talent might yet puncture the mainstream’
Classic Rock 8/10
”A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.’ Danny Thompson
“My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day…brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.’