Lynn Taylor has a history in music that began as organically as the sound he produces today. A preacher’s kid born and raise in the south, Taylor was gifted a beat up guitar and a stack of Bob Dylan records by a Sunday school teacher. The folk and rock influence of John Prine, Neil Young, Guy Clark, and the Bad Livers can still be heard in his sound.
Taylor’s first band, Felix Wiley, formed in Nashville in the 1990s. They recorded two albums and toured all over the South, opening for acts like Todd Snider, The Drive-By Truckers, and Ralph Stanley.
By the turn of the millennium, Taylor decided to take a hiatus from music. He started a family and built a successful landscaping business. But the performing bug bit again in 2009 when he started playing out in Nashville again at the encouragement of friends. He and old buddies Sergio Webb, Thomm Jutz, and Jim Gray began playing as Lynn Taylor and the BarFlies. The band has grown into a 15 “barfly rotation” who play in Nashville, depending on who is in town and available. They recorded the live album, “Barfly,” and released it in May of 2012.
For their latest venture, the group has signed a distribution deal with Lamon Records. A friend of Taylor’s introduced him to record label president and producer Dave Moody. The band even closed the first New Nashville Showcase, a monthly showcase sponsored by the label at Tin Roof. Moody and Taylor both feel the collaboration is a good fit.
“I like the raw energy and honesty that Lynn brings to his music,” says Moody. “It’s refreshing in today’s perfection driven scene.”
“Hollow Man was recorded with our acoustic group made up of Sergio Webb on Dobro, Jennifer Halenar on Fiddle, Will Logsdon on mandolin, Parker Hawkins on Upright Bass and myself on guitar,” says Taylor. “That lineup used to play the Sunday brunch at the Silo here in Nashville and that’s where tightened up and got our sound.”
“We are real proud of Hollow Man. Several of the songs are co-written with my friend Larry O’Brien and one co-write each with Will and Sergio. It’s a good reflection of what we do in our acoustic live shows.”
“Hollow Man” will be released May 19th. The release party for the project will be the following evening, May 20th at The 5 Spot in East Nashville. For more on Lynn Taylor and The BarFlies and other Lamon Records artists, visit www.lamonrecords.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.