Taylor Hicks on Tour: Snapshots
He’s taken more than two thousand photographs since graduating from the American Idol stage. He says that the camera lens offers perspective, and the opportunity to observe those who are observing you. Through the eye of the camera, the shy performer who is always on stage and on display can quietly return our gaze.
The Canon 30d was one of Mr. Hicks’ first purchases after winning the American Idol crown. He has used the camera to document his experiences ever since. Someday, when life slows down, he may have the chance to review and catalog those photos, and then there may be a book to share this performer’s journey through the art of photography.
Taylor is serious about art, and in particular about his musical art. His most recent album, “The Distance”, offers a sample of the diverse influences that guide his writing and performance styles, and that comprise the musical gumbo he calls “modern whomp”.
It’s an unfamiliar term, but a welcome and familiar sound. Modern whomp is American music; it’s country, rock, blues, soul, and cajun spices tossed into the melting pot, stirred, and served with a side of harmonica. It’s American, from the country ballad “Maybe You Should” to the rocking “Seven Mile Breakdown”.
On July 25, Taylor Hicks opens his national tour at the Highline Ballroom in New York City where he’ll delight the crowd with his signature energy, enthusiasm, and modern whomp sound. From there, the tour moves from east to west across the country, and to a city near you.
Be a part of the Taylor Hicks tour experience. Let the music move you. Let your fingers snap, and your feet dance. Take the man’s picture; maybe he’ll take yours.
Updated concert dates and locations, as well as ticket links can be accessed from the blog header, or at www.taylorhicks.com