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Taylor Hollingsworth checks in

07.28.2008 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Taylor Hollingsworth performs live

Taylor Hollingsworth. Courtesy of the artist’s MySpace profile.

Last time we heard from Birmingham native (and international superstar, yay!) Taylor Hollingsworth, he left a tour stop in San Francisco minus a lot of valuable equipment. Here’s a quick interview I had with him this past week:

Me: Has your stolen equipment situation gone for better or worse since I last heard?

Taylor: The stolen equipment situation has gotten better.  Apparently all our gear with the exception of my acoustic guitar and Michael Shackleford’s bass, have now been found.  I have not received my electric yet but I’ll be back in San Fran in about 5 days and I’m planning on picking it up!

After we got the bad news out of the way, I got to ask some questions that a lot of our readers have been curious as far as Taylor’s musical past and present.

Me: Had you worked with or met Maria Taylor before this tour?

Taylor: Yes, I’ve known Maria for years now.  I’ve gone on 4 tours with her, 3 U.S. and 1 in Europe.  Her brother Macey has played with me in my band and others for years, and her sister Kate is my girlfriend!

Me: What are your plans music-wise after you get back into town?

Taylor: Well I have a while before I’ll be back from this tour.  I think I’m home in December and will probably record during this time.  Then I think the Mystic Valley Band is going back to Europe in January.

Me: Do you plan on taking a nationwide solo tour again or recording?

Taylor: As for February on, if a good solo tour opportunity presented itself I would probably do it. If not, [I’m] not really worried about that. I’ll just focus on making another album.

Me: And finally, what are the 2 or 3 most listened to artists on your iPod or laptop at the moment?

Taylor: I don’t have an iPod or a laptop.  But 3 artists I am currently listening to are Hound Dog Taylor and the House Rockers, Slick Rick, and Mitch Ryder.

Taylor Hollingsworth is currently on a 5 month world tour with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. You can check out songs from his album Bad Little Kitty now on iTunes.

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