January 04, 2022

Hughes Taylor: Modern Nostalgia

Hughes Taylor

Blues guitarist Hughes Taylor plays what it says on the tin on his latest album, Modern Nostalgia. It is a mix of Chicago blues, a pinch of funk, and quite a lot of Southern rock. He makes it sound fresh and new, thanks to folks at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA, where the album was recorded.

Taylor channels the fluidity of Stevie Ray Vaughn and throws in a bit of Hendrix and Rory Gallagher every now and then to spice things up. He has grown as a vocalist - this is his fourth full-length, and as per usual he switches easily between acoustic (No Evil Love) and electric (Quarantine Blues, Prettiest Thief). This album has all the trappings to get him to the next level. He has got the licks and the hooks to venture outside the borders of his native Georgia.

Hughes Taylor: guitar, vocals Ben Alford: bass
Jonathan Benton: drums
Nate Lee: bass
Gregg Sassman: drums
Adriana Thomas:drums> backing vocals
Tom Wilson: Rhodes, Wurlitzer, piano
Jessie Albright, Emily Lynn, Evie Somogyi: backing vocals
Sean Williams: percussion
Zoltan Somogyi: whistle

Hughes Taylor: Modern Nostalgia

Modern Nostalgia is a self-released album (CD, vinyl, digital). Buy it from his website. The vinyl version is a 2LP with an entire D side of bonus tracks.

  1. Treat Me Right
  2. Prettiest Thief
  3. Wicked Woman
  4. Dreamily
  5. Quarantine Blues
  6. Highwayman
  7. The Refugee
  8. Waiting
  9. No Evil Love
  10. She's My Everything
  11. Trouble
  12. Excuses
    vinyl only bonus tracks:
  13. Great Expectations (featuring Heather Findlay)
  14. Wicked Woman (Live)
  15. Treat Me Right (Live)
  16. Quarantine Blues (Live)

Live dates:
  • 01/13 Madlife Patio, Woodstock, GA
  • 01/14 Rootstock & Vine, Woodstock, GA
  • 01/15 Cue Barbecue, Cumming, GA
  • 01/21 Amici Macon, Macon, GA
  • 01/27 Northside Cheers, Macon, GA
  • 01/28 NoFo, Cumming, GA
  • 01/29 Mellow Mushroom, Macon, GA
  • 01/30 Big Door Vineyards, White, GA
  • 02/04 Blind Willie's, Atlanta, GA
  • 02/05 NoFo, Cumming, GA
  • 02/11 Chopblock, Gainesville, GA
  • 02/12 Cherry Street Brewing at Vickery Village, Cumming, GA
  • 02/13 Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Cleveland, GA
  • 02/18 Amici, Macon, GA
  • 02/19 Cue Barbecue, Cumming, GA

» hughestaylormusic.com

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