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Otis Taylor Band

Tue, Aug 21 -
Wed, Aug 22, 2018




$30.50 Service fee Included All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes trance blues man, Otis Taylor. Band members are Jon Paul Johnson (guitar), Todd Edmunds (bass) and Larry Thompson (drums). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

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Otis Taylor's new album opens with a bumpy rhythm section under a freewheeling solo cornet, stinging lap-steel guitar and a devastating representation of a black man who, in the Deep South in the 1930s, wouldn't dare look a white man in the eye: "I'm alive now, be dead soon," Taylor intones on "Twelve String Mile." Taylor calls his style of music "trance blues" — moody, repetitive grooves that create space for spare, evocative lyrics and urgent ideas. On 2013's My World Is Gone, Taylor tackled the treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government; now, on Fantasizing About Being Black, he confronts the historical trauma of the African-American experience. The subject matter isn't easy, but the hypnotic style won't let you go. "A big black man, got dark, dark eyes / Big, big man, got dark, dark skin," Taylor moans. "Nobody sees me." But we hear him.

—Micah Schweizer, Wyoming Public Media's Wyoming Sounds

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