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Taylor Hicks and LMBO at Telluride Jazz Celebration: Part Two

Part Two of Three Parts: Taylor Hicks and Little Memphis Blues Orchestra at Telluride Jazz Celebration by Louise Uznanski. Photos by Richard and Louise Uznanski

The shiny, black Taylor guitar was raised as a final emphasis to the end of a song. Later, the black guitar would turn to gold as the sun set on the mountains surrounding Town Park.

‘the sun is sinking down on the…..rockies’

In a conversation we were engaged in at the Sunday Brunch given for Patrons and the Media, the editor and publisher of The Watch newspaper told us they saw all but three songs of Taylor’s set. The couple was eating dinner in their home near Town Park and heard Taylor’s voice and the band’s fantastic sound. They walked over to the park and saw the rest of the set. They both praised Taylor’s voice and the band and now count themselves among the many fans of Taylor Hicks and LIMBO!

David Keith

Brian Less

Sam Gunderson

Jeff Lopez

Leif Bondarkenko

Brandon Peeples

‘Here, YOU try it’

‘At this altitude, Jeff can do anything.’

While Taylor and the band made the cool night air ring with blues and rock, waiting in the wings was a fireball musician named Lisa Haley of Lisa Haley and the Zydekats. Having been stuck in the Denver airport with the band on the way to Telluride, it seems they had some rehearsal time.

Part Three continues with Taylor Hicks, Little Memphis Blues Orchestra and Lisa Haley collaborating on ‘Seven Mile Breakdown.’ The tents imploded in the parks. Dogs howled. Wines glasses exploded the music was so hot.

Come back here soon for the recap of that performance and more.

20 Comments Post a comment
  1. Awesome photo’s Louise & Richard thanks for sharing.

    August 11, 2011
  2. tishtx #

    Oh wow! I didn’t think you could top Part 1 but you did!! How thrilling to hear about the couple that heard Taylor and the band from their home and walked over to catch the rest of the concert. That says it all. When a group of musicians put the music first, the fans will come.

    August 11, 2011
  3. Thanks for GREAT pics!!Junebug

    August 11, 2011
  4. Unreal! You guys know I’m a B&W fan. These may be the best ever. Thanks again!

    August 11, 2011
  5. tammy #

    Such wonderful pictures! absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and for the great article!

    August 11, 2011
  6. Such wonderful pictures! the boys look absolutely FABULOUS! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and for the great article! Cant wait for part 3!!

    August 11, 2011
  7. Melissa #

    Excellent in every way-Photography and copy. Thank you for sharing this special concert with us.

    August 11, 2011
  8. juliegr #

    I LOVE the setting sun reflection on the black “beauty” guitar. Wonderful capture. Thanks for taking the photos and sharing!

    August 11, 2011
  9. chill #

    Really great pics! Now I have to go look at Part I. I’ve been working a lot and missed it. 🙂

    August 11, 2011
  10. Debbie Troxell #

    Fantastic pictures & Recap, Louise & Hubby. I love to read about people that were there for music, and loving Taylor & the Band. The UStream waa fantastic. It’s the next beat thing when can’t be there.

    Looks like a great time.

    Thank you, thank you. Loved the pics as always!

    Deb in Florida

    August 11, 2011
  11. Pat P #

    Love, love, love the pics and truly appreciate your generosity on behalf of Tayor, the Band and his fans…you’re the best THN!!

    August 11, 2011
  12. When we were watching it on UStream we were talking about the new blue guitar he had. But it was just the sky reflecting off the black guitar. Haha!

    August 11, 2011
  13. Louise #

    Thanks everyone! The show just got better and better as the night went on, culminating in Taylor’s duet with Lisa Haley. We appreciate every single comment and we love seeing Taylor and the band and capturing the moments. Wish everyone could have been there but the UStream was a blessing thanks to Telluride Jazz Fest for that!

    August 12, 2011
  14. Medolark #

    Thanks again… the pix of TAY@ the organ. I have the feeling that if Tay does the Jazz Fest next year there are going to be a whole lot more of his fans attending. Ü

    August 12, 2011
  15. I’m lovin & hanging onto every word you print here about Telluride. Anxious to read Part 3!♥

    August 12, 2011
    • Louise #

      Thanks Girl! Glad you are enjoying so far. Part 3 will be up soon and will include photos of the awesome Lisa Haley with Taylor and the band. You would have loved the foot stomping good time we had!

      August 12, 2011
  16. jonibug #

    Didn’t think the photos could get any better, but, of course, they seem to. Some really really great ones of the band in this installment too. Love that last one of Jeff and Taylor. It is so satisfying to hear more stories of “new” fans….sounds like more than “one fan at a time” from this show!! Makes me smile!

    August 12, 2011
  17. Incredible pictures!

    August 12, 2011
  18. You two worked so hard, always alert to Taylor’s next move, seeking another viewpoint, trying another focus. Taylor’s blessed to have such skillful and creative folks who care about him.

    August 17, 2011
    • Louise #

      Thank you so much. You are so nice to say such wonderful things. Telluride was truly the best show ever. #1 with us right now. I’m blessed to be able to be there.

      August 17, 2011

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