Saturday 30th September 2017
Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm
Earlybird Tickets £12 (until 2nd September)
Age 14-17 Earlybird Tickets £8 (until 2nd Sept)
St Stephen's Church
Reading RG8 8LS
Online ticket sales via WeGotTickets at £12 (£1.20 booking fee added) that accepts credit/debit cards. Tickets also available for age 14-17 at £8 (plus £0.80 booking fee). Earlybird tickets will be available until Saturday 2nd September. Adult tickets will be £15, age 14-17 £10 (both plus booking fee thereafter.
For residents of Upper/Lower Basildon tickets are available (cash only) without the booking fee. Please request by filling in the contact form and we will be in touch.
Nominated for an Emmy in 2016. Cited as a major influence on their music by American folk and country legends Lyle Lovett, and Nanci Griffith, who have both worked with Eric and recorded his material. What better recommendations can there be for Eric Taylor?
All the way from Texas to Upper Basildon, Village Concerts has been extremely lucky in being able to book Eric for a concert. One of only a few dates during 2017 on his short UK and Netherlands tour.
"To say that Eric Taylor is one of the finest writers of our time, would be an understatement," Nanci Griffith says. "If you miss an opportunity to hear Eric Taylor, you have missed a chance to hear a voice I consider the William Faulkner of songwriting in our current time." Griffith has recorded several of Taylor's songs, including "Deadwood," "Storms," "Dollar Matinee" and "Ghost in the Music," which they wrote together. Lyle Lovett, who has recorded Taylor's "Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning," “Whooping Crane,” “Understand You,” and with whom Taylor co-wrote the immensely popular "Fat Babies," compares Taylor's narrative voice to that of Bruce Springsteen. Iain Matthews claims, "Once you become a Taylor fanatic, it gives one immense joy and pride to be able to enlighten others to the man's work."
Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. This will be a magnificent evening's entertainment that is not to be missed, and probably not repeated in Upper Basildon!
Steve Earle "He’s the real deal. Eric Taylor was one my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s."
Joan Baez "Eric Taylor....a very gifted songwriter. It was a high point for me performing "Strong Enough For Two" with him at the Newport Folk Festival. Hope to work more with him."
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