OnTap on Tour: Taylor Hicks & Other Musical Troubadours
Part 1 of 2: Places I’ve Been
All photos and videos by Louise Uznanski for OnTapBlog
Travel is accomplished by bus, plane, car and van or a combination of all of these transportation modes. There are tweets about delays in the air and on the road. Facebook posts asking fans if they know how to fix a bumper hitch on their van. A scheduler with a little bit of larceny in his veins schedules an artist in Vermont one night and Virginia the next. But, still they move around the country to play their music and it is what they love to do no matter the travel.
And this is not just a description of the artists who ply their trade throughout the country. It could be the story of their fans, too. Musical troubadours make music and follow the music, too. This is just one of those stories where Taylor Hicks and Little Memphis Orchestra leads the life like other independent artists who make the road their home.
From Alabama to Mississippi. From Texas to Washington and back to Texas again, Taylor and his troupe of players took myself and his other fans on a journey of music. With the promise of a familiar setlist done in a million different ways, Taylor took us from east to west by way of the south. Always by way of the south.
Until their show in Deer Park, New York, Taylor made his way across the country followed by a contingent of fans. These videos are taken from a traveler’s photo albums. Someone who went on the journey, snapping the moments and capturing the music in split seconds of time.
Come back soon and check out part 2: Taylor Hicks from Deer Park, NY to Texas and other musicians who move us.