Taylor Hicks in a New York State of Mind
Audio, photographs and recap contributed by Louise and Rich Uznanski
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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
New York State of Mind
Takin It to the Streets
Hold on to Your Love
Seven Mile Breakdown
What’s Right Is Right