Artists Roundup

Taylor Guitars Artist Roundup – Fall 2018 Part 2

October 12, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

Jason Mraz It’s always a good day when a local kid has new music to offer. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz returned to the music scene this August with his sixth studio LP, Know., his first since 2014’s Yes!. A longtime…

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Taylor Guitars Artist Roundup – Fall 2018 Part 1

September 24, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

Welcome to our new quarterly series, where we'll be keeping you up-to-date on all the happenings from the Taylor family of artists. Stay tuned for part 2! Tori Kelly This autumn finds versatile pop songstress Tori Kelly ascending the charts…

Music Producer Will Yip - Taylor Acoustic Guitar

The Man Behind Your Jams: Producer Will Yip

September 10, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

To say Will Yip is in demand is an understatement. If you listen to punk, hardcore, metal, or emo, you’ve probably heard his work. The producer, engineer, songwriter, and musician has masterminded countless albums in the catalog of heavy music,…

ade Bird with her Taylor Guitar

Wood&Steel: Emerging Artist Jade Bird

July 23, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

“I’m a tiny girl, and people assume I’m going to have a pretty, soft voice. I’ve always thrived on that, because it just means I can show them I have a set of lungs on me.” During an April taping…

Hitting the Road: Touring Tips from Melanie Dekker

June 26, 2018 - by Melanie Dekker - Artists

Ed. Note: We have great respect for the touring troubadours of the world. We know that behind the romanticized notions of life on the road — immortalized in countless songs over the years — are the logistics of planning it…

Roots on the Road: the Van Lears on Touring, Writing, and a New EP

April 10, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

When guitarist Trey Van Lear and bassist Andrew Van Lear say they’ve been playing together since they were in diapers, they aren't kidding. The two brothers from Redbud, Georgia, are the real deal when it comes to Southern outlaws. In…

Far Out: Rock and Roll Renaissance Man Jonah Matranga

March 15, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

Jonah Matranga may not be a household name, but for over 25 years, he’s been making a living in music, whether it’s playing under his own name, the Onelinedrawing moniker, or sharing the stage with his bandmates in Far, Gratitude,…

Feel What U Feel: Grammy Winner Lisa Loeb on Her Guitars and Writing Across Generations

February 22, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

If you were around in the nineties, you’re probably familiar with Lisa Loeb. The bespectacled singer-songwriter may be known best for her ubiquitous 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You),” which was the first ever song by an unsigned artist to…

Feeding the Beast: Sam Beam of Iron & Wine

August 31, 2017 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine reflects on the creative approach that shaped his latest opus, Beast Epic. A longer version of this interview is included in the Fall 2017 issue of Wood&Steel. Sam Beam has been busy. Among other things,…

Remembering Pete Davies Jr.

December 18, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Ed. Note:  In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 6, Taylor lost a talented former designer, Pete Davies Jr. Pete’s inlay artwork graces some of our most notable guitars, including the Living Jewels and Liberty Tree models. As a…

Jason Mraz, Vicci Martinez, Johnnyswim, Jack Tempchin and More to Perform on the Taylor Guitars Stage at NAMM

January 15, 2014 - by chalise.zolezzi - Artists

EL CAJON, Calif. – January 15, 2014 – Taylor Guitars is pleased to announce its artist lineup for the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. This year brings a mix of notable songwriters, a Grammy Award-winning act, emerging artists,…

Tony Iommi’s Acoustic Side

July 29, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Artists

Taylor Director of Artist Relations Tim Godwin recently spent time with the godfather of heavy metal guitar, Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi, at a rehearsal studio in Los Angeles, as the legendary band geared up for a string of tour…

Silent Comedy Performs During San Diego Comic-Con

July 26, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor’s digital marketing partner, Digitaria, recently hosted an exclusive invite-only music event during San Diego’s Comic-Con International convention, held July 18-21. The late-night soiree featured a performance from members of the local act The Silent Comedy and took place atop…

Update: Travelin’ Taylor Tour Live At 35

June 19, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

We recently partnered with Southwest Airlines to present the Travelin’ Taylor Tour, a unique performance series in which six Taylor-playing acts entertained passengers aboard a half-dozen select Southwest Airlines flights across the country, from Nashville to Los Angeles. The Travelin'…

Learn The Riff To Save Music Education

May 13, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor artist and music advocate Philip Phillips, together with DoSomething.org and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, is asking fans to Band Together and contribute to a cover and music video for his song “Gone Gone Gone.” In this week’s challenge,…

Phillip Phillips Asks Fans To Band Together

May 2, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor artist and music education advocate Phillip Phillips is enlisting fans to join him to help save music education. Together with DoSomething.org and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Phillips is asking fans to  Band Together and contribute to a…

A Song In A Day With Bend Sinister

April 30, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

“There’s nothing better for songwriting than being given constraints and saying by the end of two hours you’re gonna have a song here, and whatever it is, that’s what it is, right?” offers Dan Moxon from Bend Sinister, an indie…

A Song In A Day: The Sean Rowe Edition

April 9, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, six artists were paired up and tasked with a herculean feat: to create a fully realized song, from concept to fully produced recording, in just one day. The collaborative…

Return to Sender

October 30, 2012 - by Jim Kirlin - Artists

Alex Woodard wasn’t doing so well. It was 2008, and after nearly 15 years of plying his craft as a performing singer-songwriter, the modest  record deal he’d scored had gone sour. “It sounds like a typical musician complaint, but the…

Taylor Strummer Phillip Phillips Wins American Idol

May 24, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Congratulations to Phillip Phillips on his American Idol win. The Leesburg, Georgia native, known for his Dave Matthews-esque sound and near upright strumming, was voted the season 11 “idol” by the show’s viewers. Throughout the series Phillip played a variety…

Daria Musk Million G+niuses Celebration – Live May 5, 2012

May 4, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor artist and Google Hangouts phenomenon Daria Musk will be celebrating today, May 5, 2012,  along with her million-plus worldwide fans during a Hangout concert, and she has invited Taylor fans to participate in her performance. At 2 p.m. (PST)…

Remembering Junior Seau

May 2, 2012 - by shane.roeschlein - Artists

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau. Over the years, Seau had been a beacon of the local community, and Taylor has had the privilege of working with…

“Freedom” Contest Winner Announced

March 13, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Earlier this month, singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells (GSRS, 814ce, 810ce, 714ce) asked fans to meet him online in support of his new album, Where We Meet. More specifically, Wells, along with his label, Position Music, invited fans to perform their own…

A Brighter Day with Taylor Artist Sam Gray

February 9, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

  We recently caught up with rising UK-based singer-songwriter Sam Gray (510ce, 710ce), who’s been juggling several high-profile music projects. Set to kick off a tour around the UK, Gray has been out promoting his latest album, Brighter Day, and recently…

Two Taylors, One Direction

February 3, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

We recently made some new friends in the form of the boy band One Direction. After appearing on the UK’s  seventh season of “The X Factor” and placing third, the band was quickly signed by Sony and has since gone…

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