When I saw Los Lobos last year at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, I was thoroughly impressed by the opening act, the Taylor Scott Band. Taylor is an international touring guitarist and singer/songwriter based in Denver. He has worked all over the US, Canada, and Europe with both the Taylor Scott Band and trance-blues legend Otis Taylor. In 2015, he played alongside the likes of Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule) on Otis’ critically acclaimed release, “Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat.”
The Taylor Scott Band plays a heady mix of rock & roll infused with healthy doses of funk and soul. Their second album, “All We Have,” was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and is due to drop in March of this year. It features guest appearances by Henry Garza (Los Lonely Boys) and others.
Here’s an excerpt from their cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Pusherman”: