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Taylor Hicks in a New York State of Mind

Audio, photographs and recap contributed by Louise and Rich Uznanski

Audio clip downloads are available  using the “down” arrow in the soundcloud player sidebar

It was a summer night on Long Island.  Taylor and his band consisting of Brian Less, Jeff Lopez and David Keith, set up on the Arches at the Tanger  mall plaza for an acoustic set.  The warm air, the sun setting and the sweet blues music made for an entertaining night.  The following is audio captured at the show.  The crowd gathered around the stage and was so receptive to the man they knew as an American Idol.  Taylor made new fans on June 18th.  We were so glad we went to this show and saw for ourselves the newfound respect Taylor, the musician, earned on the plaza that night.

The band is so accomplished.  A full band is lively, exciting and full of the hard rock beat we so often expect from a Taylor Hicks Band performance.  At Deer Park, the three piece ensemble of Brian Less, Jeff Lopez and David Keith demonstrated once again their true genius in complementing Taylor’s voice.  Taylor on guitar all night was a sight to see. Kudos to Brian, Jeff and Dave as they ably backed Taylor and made each song sound like a full band was on stage.

Call Me the Breeze

Hey Pocky Way

Louisiana 1927

New York State of Mind

The Deal

Takin It to the Streets

Hold on to Your Love

Seven Mile Breakdown

What’s Right Is Right

Taylor Hicks at Deer Park, NY

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. juliegr #

    I really LIKE your new page format!

    Thanks for the essay, photos, and audio clips. Good way to start the morning.

    June 21, 2011
  2. Beautiful post, Louise and Rich! I’m really enjoying the audio files, especially New York State of Mind. Without video, I think it’s easier to focus on and appreciate the vocals and instrumentals. Thanks very much for these!

    June 21, 2011
  3. cochem #

    thanks Louise & Rich…each song is great…….any chance for downloads?

    June 21, 2011
    • Hi cochem, the audio clips are now downloadable via the “down” arrow in the soundcloud media player sidebar.

      June 21, 2011
  4. NolaMar #

    Only had time to watch the Breeze vid so far but it was fantastic! Great pictures. The NE is so lucky to keep getting these shows.

    June 21, 2011
  5. NolaMar #

    Only had time to watch the Breeze vid so far but it was fantastic! Great pictures as always. The NE is so lucky to keep getting these shows.

    June 21, 2011
  6. tishtx #

    Oh wow!! Thanks for the audio 🙂 the pictures are amazing as always.

    June 21, 2011
  7. Carol #

    Yes , yes, yes, Thanks so much, beautiful pictures and I so love the audio !

    June 21, 2011
  8. jerseyirish #

    Thank you, thank you Louise and Rich, the audio is fantastic!! The pics beautiful!!


    June 21, 2011
  9. THANK YOU for the audio……love it…

    June 21, 2011
  10. chill #

    Great blog post! Thanks! I’ll come back after midnight when the world is quiet to download your gifts. 😆

    June 21, 2011
  11. Louise #

    I am beyond thrilled that the audio is downloadable!! Thank you Holley! Sweet sounds indeed!

    We got so much more than we expected from this show. Didn’t know what to expect, really, but Taylor took advantage of every moment he was on stage. Louisiana was especially wonderful.

    Thanks again! Wooo. 9 great songs to boogie to til the next show. The harp, piano playing, drums and sax are superb on this audio. Thanks to the band and Taylor. Little excited that this is available to everyone!!

    June 21, 2011
    • Pattie #

      THis was the easiest download, thanks for making it available…this show is a keeper for sure…

      June 21, 2011
  12. BluesRider #

    Have you listened closely to the harp solo in SMB starting at 3:36 … awesome!!!!! Lovin’ the blues harp. Nice job THN !!

    June 22, 2011
  13. Great job! love the audio and pictures…was humming and tapping my foot while working this morning. Taylor never fails to put a smile on my face. thanks

    June 22, 2011
  14. tishtx #

    Had to come back and say – GHAAAAA great audio!!

    June 23, 2011
  15. mrzhicks714 #

    One of his best shows.. ❤ love this

    April 24, 2012
  16. mrzhicks714 #

    one of his best shows! great night! ❤ 🙂

    April 24, 2012

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