Welcome to the Official Music Website of Jeff Taylor!
Home of country music singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist, Jeff Taylor!
Providing entertainment for Nascar, IRL and Champ Car racing circuits. Opening for acts ranging from Jo Dee Messina to Blessid Union of Souls. Performing at fairs, festivals, nightclubs and intimate acoustic settings across the country. Jeff Taylor has performed for the Nascar Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, IN for two straight years!
“Performing at the Brickyard 400 was a great experience. It was wonderful to be able to perform my “brand” of Country Music on such a large scale”!
Country Jukebox, U.K.- Jeff Taylor -”…singing style of Waylon Jennings and Don Williams- not a really everyday combination!”
Indianapolis Monthly - Jeff Taylor -”…reminiscent of early Nashville greats.”
BluesMatters, U.K.- Jeff Taylor -”…approaching the old southern rock sounds!”
Charting three songs from his debut CD “Southern Influence” on the Super Country Radio Top 100, and with his two follow-up singles, “In This Little Town” and “I Wish You Enough” being released to radio in early 2012, Jeff Taylor seems to be well on his way!
Jeff now resides in Nashville Tennessee but did not start out there. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky where he lived until he was two years old. His parents moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to find work and Jeff became a Hoosier. Living in small towns in central Indiana, he completed grade school and graduated from Lebanon Senior High. He became interested in guitar and country music at age fifteen and formed a band the following year. Growing up in Indiana, Jeff says, made it difficult to remain true to his country roots – “It did give me the freedom to explore music that I now know is an influence in my writing. You can hear a little “Indiana sound” in my music sometimes and I think it works out just fine. At age fifteen, I was in a place and time when country definitely wasn’t cool, so I learned to adapt.” Jeff, at an early age, developed his guitar playing technique and naturally began songwriting. He composed music from his teen years to the present and has written and produced his debut album, “Southern Influence”. He developed his singing ability by learning to reproduce the vocal styles of Waylon Jennings and Don Williams and his music began it’s powerful and dynamic journey.
Jeff has since provided entertainment as a headline artist as well as an opener for national acts ranging from Jo Dee Messina to Blessid Union of Souls. He has performed many club dates across the country and has provided musical entertainment on the Nascar, IRL and Champ Car racing circuits.
Jeff’s music today represents many musical genres and is rapidly gaining popularity with music-goers. His first album is a collection of work that best describes his life. Songs like, “Who I am” and “Garage for Sale” hit home for the artist. “It’s my life”, Jeff says. The title cut, written with his roots in mind, explains Jeff’s regard for the legends of country music. “I’m just giving a little credit where credit is due!” In 2006, Jeff made Nashville Tennessee his new home. Driven to become a major force in the music industry it was only a matter of time until he would relocate from Indiana. “Indiana will always be a part of my life, but the move was important to me and my career. I needed to bring this big Hoosier sound to Nashville. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for quite awhile.”
In 2008, Jeff released a follow-up single to his critically acclaimed debut CD, “Southern Influence”. The follow-up single entitled, “In This Little Town” was produced by Lance Dary of the Randy Travis Band and showcases the diverse musical style of Jeff Taylor.
In 2012, Jeff released a new single entitled, ” I Wish You Enough”.
Jeff is touring on a limited schedule in 2013. Check back often as performance dates are continually added.
“Thanks to all my fans for allowing me the opportunity to play and sing for you through the years”! -Jeff Taylor
Indianapolis Monthly: The Creative Hoosier
Indianapolis native Jeff Taylor combines soul and country in his debut album, Southern Influence, a guitar-addled mix reminiscent of early Nashville greats. Taylor’s mid-range voice is nicely twangy (think Randy Travis), and most of the songs are catchy, upbeat tunes devoted to country living and romantic escapades, though a few – notably the reflective Who I Am and the title cut – go beyond country cliche!
Blues Matters, Feb/Mar’07:
Jeff Taylor ‘Southern Influence’
Boy from Indianapolis takes some rock roots to Nashville where it’s mixed into something approaching the old southern rock sounds.
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