Recorded at the Red Shack Studio in Houston, STUDIO 10 brings to light 9 new songs penned by Eric Taylor and a cover of Tim Grimm’s “Cover These Bones.”
Eric Taylor’s compassionate storytelling and song theater at their finest, painting an always colorful cast of characters making it through this world. Some songs are tributes to friends who have passed – “Bill” (Bill Morrissey), “Francestown” (in a Dave-van-Ronk vein), “String Of Pearls.” Some songs from a woman’s perspective (“Molly’s Painted Pony,” “Adios”). Two songs – “Tully’s Titles” and “Tully” – to be featured in an upcoming documentary film about Jim Tully. And then there are “Reno” and “Dark Corner Ice Water” – songs that showcase the intricate narrative quality and unique theater aspect of Eric’s writing that sets him apart. He is like no other.
People have been talking about Eric Taylor and his songs since the early 1970s, when he was an integral part of a Houston songwriting scene that included Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, and Guy Clark. Taylor is one of the most influential songwriters to ever come out of Texas. Over the years, as his reputation and song catalogue have grown, he has had a profound effect on the evolution and development of such well-known Texas artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and others. “Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s,” says Earle. “He’s the real deal.”
Eric tours extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has also been a featured artist on Austin City Limits, NPR’s Morning Edition, Late Night With David Letterman, NPR’s Mountain Stage and on BBC Radio throughout Europe. A mesmerizing performer whose shows will leave you wanting more.