Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Kate Taylor: Red Tailed Hawk

As stated yesterday, this week I am featuring the famous Taylor family with North Carolina roots.

 Oops, wrong Taylor family from North Carolina

Sister Kate Taylor, who is the third in birth order of the family, is featured with two versions of the song “Red Tailed Hawk.” The first, which is my favorite of the two, features guitarist Billy Derby adding slide and harmonics to the tune. This version was recorded live in April 2008 on “Backstage with Barry Nolan.” While there are several drop-outs in the audio, it is a superior rendition.

The second example is an overall better recording, but Derby’s playing is not as animated on this version from July 2009. This rendition was filmed at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard.

Life in the Taylor Family

In two segments of “Living Legends Music,” brother Livingston Taylor discusses how growing up in the Taylor family shaped the lives of he and his siblings.

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