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,…

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)…

“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…

GS Mini Gets Experimental with Akron/Family

February 2, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Our friends at American Songwriter magazine are known for spotting noteworthy performers. Recently they introduced the broader world to Akron/Family, an experimental folk-rock band who has built a following with festival performances at Monolith, Isle of Wight, High Sierra, Coachella…

Lita Ford Talks Guitars, New Projects

February 1, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Rocker, Runaway and legendary guitar player Lita Ford stopped by the Taylor showcase room during the NAMM show to talk about her new projects and her love of Taylor guitars. Lita, who recently linked up with notable guitarist and producer…

Two Artists, One Day and One Song

January 30, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

The online series “Dubway Days” explores the collaborative songwriting process in an intriguing way: by pairing together two artists with the mission of composing and recording a song in one day. Each episode, the host and principle artist, singer-songwriter Ben Arthur…

John Rzeznik Takes Over the Taylor Stage and Talks Smashing Guitars

January 27, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik dropped by our NAMM showcase in a surprise performance. Rzeznik, accompanied by Goo guitarist Brad Fernquist, hung out to talk guitars and performed two hits, “Broadway,” and “As I Am,” to a packed room.…

Andy Brown “What If?” on BalconyTV.com

January 16, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Winner of Taylor's Acoustic Test Drive contest, Andy Brown performs "What If" off his yet-to-be released album due in Spring 2012. rQwpuoUNnjc Video of rQwpuoUNnjc

Silent Comedy Releases Gasoline

November 1, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Rising act and friend of Taylor, the Silent Comedy (DN8e, Baritone 6, GS Mini, 310ce-LTD-Koa) just released their acoustic video for “Gasoline,” from their 2010 album, Common Faults. The band, which has gained notoriety for incredible showmanship, is currently on…

Strummin’ for Wounded Warriors

September 9, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor artist and active-duty U.S. Marine Mike Corrado is raising public awareness and funds for wounded service members through his latest single and video, “Still In The Fight.” The song details the struggle many service men and women face after…

Andy Brown Ballad Appears on “Rookie Blue”

August 28, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

You may remember the multitalented Andy Brown as the winner of our Acoustic Test Drive 2010 contest. Andy, who had the chance to record earlier this year, recently wrote us to share that his rather haunting ballad, “Ashes,” would be…

The Goo Goos Hit San Diego

August 24, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

On August 23, Taylor’s Canadian Sales Manager and photographer extraordinaire Steve Parr was on-site at the Goo Goo Dolls concert, held at Humphrey’s By the Bay in San Diego. Johnny Rzeznik (lead vocals, guitar) and company played on a bill…

The JaneDear Girls: Honky Tonk Angels

April 26, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

The Academy of Country Music’s Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country aired on CBS on April 22, honoring the superstars of the female country set, including Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Sara Evans and many more.…

10 Years Wants Fans to “Fix Me” in Next Music Video

April 26, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Knoxville-based Taylor rockers 10 Years are inviting fans to share in the making of the band’s latest music video for their new single, “Fix Me,” off their third studio album, Feeding the Wolves. Fans can submit a video of themselves…

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