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Taylor Hicks Tour Takes Manhattan on May 15

On Sunday, May 15, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will bring his national concert tour to Manhattan.  The occasion marks a rare opportunity for fans to enjoy the musician’s energetic live show in a unique and intimate setting.  Located in trendy Soho, City Winery will offer fine dining and a world-class wine selection to complement the musical menu.

The show is expected to draw heavily from Mr. Hicks’ most recent album, “The Distance”.  Released in 2009, the album is a reflection of the diverse influences that define the singer’s writing and performance styles.  Country, rock, blues, and soul are melded to create a sound that blurs the margins of traditional music genres.  It’s music that draws from Hicks’ roots,  ranging from the heartfelt country ballad “Maybe You Should” to the rocking “Seven Mile Breakdown”.  American Idol viewers may remember that it was Taylor’s live on-air performance of “Seven Mile Breakdown” that brought the acerbic Simon Cowell to his feet for a standing ovation.

The season 5 winner is true to his musical heritage and southern home.  In the wake of tornadoes that last week devastated entire towns in the state of Alabama, Hicks has been an active participant in disaster relief efforts.  At the City Winery show, he’ll invite ticket holders to share their compassion as well.  A special, limited edition Taylor Hicks cabernet sauvignon will be offered for sale.  For each bottle of wine sold, $15 will be donated to the American Red Cross.  The bottle label, pictured here, acknowledges the donation.

There is more.  All concert-goers will be entered into a special drawing that will take place at City Winery on the evening of the show.  Four names will be drawn at random, and those ticket holders will enjoy a VIP meet and greet with Taylor Hicks after the show.  For a lucky few, it’s not over when it’s over! 

For more information about City Winery, and to purchase tickets to the 8 p.m. show on May 15, click here: http://www.citywinery.com/events/164658  For more information on American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, and for music samples, go here: http://www.taylorhicks.com/

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Web announcement for the May 15 show designed by Richard Uznanski from a photograph by Louise Uznanski

Image of the limited edition Taylor Hicks wine label courtesy of City Winery

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dee #

    how about offering the wine for sale? can’t make it to ny for this event – but would like to buy the bottle of wine – while i don’t dring i’m thinking of taking it up!

    May 5, 2011
    • Too funny, Dee! I’m not sure whether the Taylor Hicks cabernet will be available to customers who are unable to attend the May 15 show. If you’d like to check with City Winery, their email is info@citywinery.com

      May 6, 2011
  2. Cool! Sounds like an interesting venue.

    May 6, 2011
  3. Jenni Jac #

    The wine label is classic! What a great idea. Although eyes would roll if I whipped out a bottle of Taylor Hicks wine at a family dinner…LOL.

    May 6, 2011
    • Isn’t it fun? It’s worth the purchase price just for the dinner table reaction!

      May 6, 2011
  4. Louise #

    That’s a pretty cool label. I was waiting to see what they would come up with. Can’t wait to see this place. Looks like a tres chic winery. Good thing we have a shuttle in and out of the city!

    May 6, 2011

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