My question is..."how does it make you feel to communicate with people across the world with your words and your voice?"..
Thank you so much for your sweet voice & I am busy promoting you to all my friends in Melbourne...
Your Aussie fan...
Dear Tony, I had no idea my voice was being heard let alone listened too all over the world. I'm so amazed, humbled and proud that people, in exotic and far off lands are being moved by my voice and lyrics. It is truely beyond words. Thank you for offering up a crash pad for my husband and I over in Melbourn. Thanks again.
I saw you last night on the Dutch television. I donīt really know the music from your parents, but I just wanted to let you know that I really REALLY liked your voice and the music...if you ever consider to come to europe: start in Holland - that's the maingate for unknown bands in Europe...And [bring] Mark Erelli with you. I know his music thanks to the Lennons from the band Venice from California. Thanks to their fans on their fansite I have received a lot of musical tips (Anastacia & John, Mark Erelli, John Vester,Eugene Ruffalo and many more).
Thank you for your request. I would love to make a tour in Europe and start out in Holland. I've been lucky enough, apparently, to be getting some press over in your country. I've recently been receiving many e-mails like yours from Holland. I too love Mark Erelli. He opened a concert for me once in Vermont and I've been a fan ever since. I'll have to check out some of the other music you refered to in your letter as I've never heard of them.
Thank you for your letter Evert!
How long have you been recording. Will either you of your brother ever record with your parents? - Lucky
I've been recording since I was just a babe. I think my first ever recording
was on In Harmony, a children's record, when I was 5 with Kenny Loggins. It
was a song about a cat named Mr. Perkins and I say "You mean Mr. Perkins is a
bad kitty" and Loggins answers "Oh heaven's no." Funny what you remember. I
have recorded with both my Mom and Dad. I just sang backups on my Dad's
latest album "October Road" on 3 songs and with my Mom... God there are just too
many songs to list. But I look forward to singing much more with them.
Sally, I have had so much fun watchin you grow up and at times was
jealous of how lucky you got with your mom and dad. I was wondering what were one of
your favorite gifts from your mom and dad and if you want throw in Ben too. Love, Susie
phew... I just got through some of the 300 + random e-mails "viagra"
"mortgage rates" and "Russian mail-order brides" There are some crazy people out
there. Thank God I got to your e-mail question before getting utterly disgruntled.
It's funny you should ask that question. My favorite gift from my father, a
1996 Rav4 Toyota, is now for sale so I can afford to live and not work through
my wedding this summer. It makes me really sad. I has my Brown Rowing
stickers and my fading memories of collage infused in it's seats. My favorite gift
given me by my mother was the silver bracelet she wore on the cover of
Anticipation and kept on always for security and protection while flying (something
she HATES to do). I had to have it repaired as it had a thread line crack
that ran up it's center. I wear it only for really special occasions. Thanks
for the question. I don't know what my brother's favorite gift has ever been
from my folks (no pun intended) but I know that my favorite gift I gave to him
was a blue sweater I knit him. It's all one color but I managed to embroider
his favorite things into it: cranes, the sun shinning, lambs kissing and the
island we grew up on.
I have practically worn out your three previous CDs. When will a new one be
I can't say "I'm sorry" to hear you've worn out all three of my CD's,
however, that is a problem. Even worse, I don't have plans for a new record until
after I get married. Ben, my little brother has one, though, and its fantastic... bentaylorband.com
Sorry for the loaded question, but I hope you don't plan to change or
hyphenate your name when you get married?
Haven't quite decided yet.
Has any one ever told you that you remind them of your Auntie Kate (maybe
voice) though you look kinda like Livingston?
Ya know, not many people tell me that I remind them of Kate. But every time
I laugh, every time I smile, you can bet I think of Kate.
I am STILL loving 'SHOTGUN'--It is brilliant!
Do you have a new CD for us from STB in '03?
Thanks. I don't think I've listened to Shotgun since I made the final print. Maybe
it's time for a listen again. Since I got engaged, I decided to take some
time off the music to concentrate on L-O-V-E. After we get hitched in the
fall I'll probably go back into writing and recording mode. No later than '04,
Where and how did you meet Dean?
Is he a musician too?
Dean and I met 10 years ago on a nude beach. He was a lifeguard and I was a patron. I use to go by myself because my friends were too modest at 18
to go naked. I'd just go and read my books. Little did I know that a
handsome smart funny 19 year old lifeguard was thinking I was cute and smart
and funny too. We knew each other by first names for 9 years but never
became much of friends although he did date one of my friends for a time and
only in May of 2001 when he asked me for a ride after a party did we become
"romantic." And "No" he's not a musician, thank GOD!
Just wondering about the back-ups you did with ya Pa on his new album
Recording with my pop was unlike any other experience. He'd never asked
me to sing on an album and that he even asked was such a huge honor. I felt
as though "I never have to do anything else in my life time." It was a
dream. It sounds pretty good. "October Road" is my favorite JT album to
I'm gettin' hitched in about 2 months on, of all places, Martha's Vineyard.
While the vast majority of details are all set, there is one detail that I
can't seem to get quite right. I have yet to find the perfect song for the
ubiquitous mother-son dance. Any recommendations? - Chris
I discussed your questions with the band and although none of us could agree
(as usual) we still came up with some interesting suggestions:
Soucy: "Every Rose has It's Thorn";
Delucchi: "Shake what you're mama gave you" or "Mother n Law";
Dino: "Since I Fell For You" or "My Romance" or "What a Wonderful World";
Kenny: "No Comment"
Sally: "Tomboy Bride"
Are you one of the children singing "Jelly Man Kelly" with your
Dad on Sesame Street? I have a four year old son, and consequently I watch
a lot of Sesame Street. - Hillary
Why yes, Hillary. I'm singing on that song and I think I may have even
participated in the writing of that song.
What is your favorite
I'd have to say my favorite movie is Lawrence's version of Weathering
Heights. It makes my cry every time. I don't know why that's good. But it
Of your three CDs which in your opinion should I get first?
I usually tell people to start with the first CD "Tomboy Bride" and work
through the sequence (123..) Dean (my love) likes it the best too. Apt #6S
is a favorite with the more rock oriented fans and Shotgun (my personal fave)
is sort of a combo of the first two. But you've got to get the first and
second to really appreciate the 3rd I think.
I was at your concert at the
Whaling Church on the Vineyard last year. I was wondering, who is the little girl
that sings the 'lookin for another pumpkin' song and tells the little stories
in between tracks on the tapes they play before the show?
that little girl is me. I was very prolific when I was a young lass. My
mother made the mistake of teaching me that by pressing 'play' and 'record'
at the same time, made it possible to draw ones voice in a permanent fashion
for review later. This was the coolest thing I'd ever imagined! From age 4
to ...well, now, I would find my mother's and father's mixed music tapes and,
as I'd learned, depress the magic buttons and sing away over the Rolling
Stones and Cat Steven's songs they'd intended. And even though they we're
angry then that I'd recorded over their songs, we're glad now to have my
unique and pumpkin-y songs instead of "Wild World" and "Under My Thumb."
I saw you in New Jersey at Monmouth University. You were awesome and I
have to say you are beautiful inside and out. My question to you is where do you get your inner strength from?
Inner strength. Maybe it's the Capricorn in me, or the inspiration I've got
from looking into my mother's eyes. Maybe it's the journey so far. Maybe
it's the songs recycling in my brain insisting, like tyrants, like angels,
that I must go on. Go on, not in this course of music, or learnings, but in
the faith that it's all for something even if that something be, in it's very
My question, is Kenny Castro still with ya?.
Indeed, Kenny is still with me. He's the one that's always been with me. I'll never forget the day we first met. I'd called him up on my (now ex) boyfriend's request:
"Hey, uh, Kenny Castro? My name's Sally Taylor. I'm new in town and don't know many bassist's out here. My boyfriend said you were good and that I might give you a shout. You interested in listening to some demos?"
I'd just finnished up recording 4 or 5 songs on an ADAT in my room including a very rough "In my mind," "Red Room," "Tomboybride," and some others that didn't even make it onto the first album.
"Sure," he said "Drop it by the ATM outside the Fox Theater at 4 on Thursday." So that's what I did. Kipp (the ex) drove me up there in my pink PJ's (I was sick that day). It was raining. I saw Kenny as we rounded the corner all slouched over cool like in the blue gray shadow of the theater, cigarette in hand. I jumped out, Mafia-style, car still moving behind me and ditched the demo in the palm of his hand. I smiled at him.
"Cool." It was all he said. And right then, I knew he was the man for the job.
Please come to Europe to perform. I understand you may lack the finances but think of the exposure you'll get plus the additional sales. European fans can be loyal and stay with you for life.
Maybe we'll take a little tour over there after Dean and I tie the knot. I told him I wouldn't tour too much after we wedded or at least that I'd "tone it down" but maybe I can get him over there disguised as a "vacation."
What - if you had to pick one - is your all-time favorite
That's the hardest question I've had yet. One!!! ONE!!! Ok...Another Gray Morning.
But man There are just too many favorites. I mean...BSUR, One Morning in May, Mudslide Slim, Baby Boom Baby, Suite 42G, Blossom.....
Do you get melodies inside your head and then do the words or do the words come first and then the music?
Usually the melody comes before the words. Mainly because it either appears in my dream state or because I've sat down with my guitar to put some chords together and due to the "vibe" of the chord progression the melody and words rear their heads. I've never been one to write words before melody. My mom writes that way and my brother too but I've never figured out how they do it. My dad and I have a more similar approach to the song writing thing. We both keep mini recording devices near by to sing a melody line or hum a chord progression into and then write from those pre-recorded song ideas.
Are you worried that the names you chose for your cats will subject them
to undue ridicule from other cats? Poor little kitties.
I guess sometimes they get made fun of but really I think Tulula Magenta Del
Rio and Borris Erazmus El Guapo are bitchin names (I love dogs too)
This album sounds very different from your first two. Are you trying to go
in a new direction?
I wrote "Shotgun" under the influence of some potent heart break. I
think that's why it sounds so different than Tomboy Bride or Apt #6S. I also
produced it myself so it may, in fact, be truer to my own self expression
than that of either my band or a professional producer.
To answer your question, I never know what direction I'm going until I
get somewhere. My music is the teacher, I'm just the student.
I bought the sound track of Me, Myself & Irene to get your song. It's not on the
sound track. Where can I get this beautiful song?
A lot of people have been requesting that song. It's a Beverly Bremers
tune. The Farelly brothers asked me to cover it for their movie. They also
asked me to cover a couple of Steeley Dan songs (quite an honor to me... I'm a
big fan). I put all the cover songs: "Dirty Work," "Razor Boy," "Don't Say You
Don't Remember," "Any World," and "Amity" on a CD and sent it to them in
Hollywood. They used "Don't Say You Don't Remember" in the film, but the record company
releasing the soundtrack wasn't really interested in an "unsigned" artist.
I've got a couple copies still, but I'm not really supposed to sell them.
Contractually, I'm not allowed to put that song on an album for another 5
Great fan of your stuff but any chance of you touring over here in England?
I would love to go overseas to play. I love London and actually spent
some time over there as a child. It's a little too expensive still for us,
but hopefully by next year we'll have the funds for an overseas
voyage. See you then!
Have you ever thought to ask dad if you can borrow the keys! Great Web site! Thank Jimmy Buffett for sending us!
Man, it would be great to have my ol' man's rig but I don't think we
could even afford the gas in that thing even if I could figure out how to
turn it on! Moby ain't that bad anyhow. Thanks Jimmy, for sending folks my
way! YOU THE MAN!
"Where do you draw your inspiration from? Who inspires you, what inspires
I'm inspired by beauty, pain, laughter, people who squeeze the marrow
out of life, the troughs between breaths and the ledges between dreams. I'm
inspired by our ancestor's yesterdays and the perfect unknowableness of why
we're all here... Struggling, laughing, lingering in the shadows or screaming
from the bridges, living or not living or dying to live or waiting to die.
I'm inspired by lisps and self consciousness, by snow drifts and first kisses.
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