Allan Taylor

Genres: Folk
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s


30 September 1945, Brighton, Sussex, England. This singer-songwriter and instrumentalist has achieved considerable acclaim on the UK folk circuit. After leaving school at the age of 16, he helped to organize local folk clubs, until turning professional five years later. Taylor attracted the attention of United Artists Records after supporting Fairport Convention on a national tour. Sometimes was released on the Liberty label, and aroused a degree of interest from the folk media. Backing musicians on the album were Fairport Convention members Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, and Dave Swarbrick. Following Taylor’s move to New York from 1972-74, The American Album marked a different course, and included a wealth of respected Nashville and Los Angeles session musicians. In July 1975, Taylor formed the group Cajun Moon in order to encompass traditional, Appalachian and Cajun musical styles. The trio, which included Brian Golbey (fiddle), and Jon Gillaspie (keyboards),...

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