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Taylor Hicks on Tour: Snapshots

On behalf of the Gulf: Alabama coastline by Taylor R. Hicks

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

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. juliegr #

    Thanks for getting the answer to my question — what type of camera does Taylor use for his photos! He’s become quite the photographer as he captures things that interest him ~~ history, cuisine, landscapes, entertainment and golf courses!!! As the Jonny Cash song goes — “I’ve Been Everywhere”.

    Appreciate it.

    July 23, 2010
  2. Dee #

    Ooh, I’d live to see some of those photos

    July 23, 2010
  3. tishtx #

    Great blog! I think a book of Taylor’s photographs would sell really well. I wish I were a better photographer, but then I guess you have to practice to get good. Hhmm, I think that’s the same philosophy Taylor has about his music…practice, practice, practice. 🙂

    July 23, 2010
  4. Pat P #

    I’ve really enjoyed all of your blog posts and found this one very interesting. I couldn’t agree more with Dee…oh to see some of those photos. Thanks for the fun reading.

    July 23, 2010
  5. caryl #

    I like your writing style. Very nice!

    July 23, 2010
  6. Louise #

    I’d love to see those photos, too. I’d guess he has some really interesting ones since he’s been on the road since 2006! Thanks for the great info about a topic I haven’t heard Taylor speak of since he won AI5. Great blog, THN. Thanks!

    July 24, 2010

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