October 1, 2011
Only a week ago I attended a Taylor Hicks concert and the performance I received from him left me energized, my appetite for his music increased with his performance and I wanted, no, needed more. There is an intimacy that he creates between himself and each audience member. He takes us on a wild ride of musical tempos and emotions; he has us laughing and clapping, dancing to the music. With his next song you can hear his heart breaking in his voice and leaves us in tears. The experience is not all spiritual cliches and emotions – he gets down and dirty, moving his body with a sensual ease, grinning with the knowledge of the effect his movements have on the libidos of an audience of women. That voice: he uses it with the mildest caress, holds perfect, clear notes for an impossibly long time, and surprises and delights as he brings the growl.
The energy pours off his body and envelops the audience, who return the energy in hopes that it will prolong the experience. His harmonica can be flirtatious, unique, spontaneous – the sound that punctuates the joy he feels and then bestows upon his listeners. As he is ending the show, he begins a little dance — hands behind his back, he is all over the stage, is almost to the wings and returns, sings a bit more, dances off and then comes back and blows on his harp, often falling to his knees and bringing us to our knees as well. Too soon he is dancing his way backstage. After a quick shirt change, and a swig of water he returns to the stage to give us an encore. He gives us our money’s worth and a bit of lagniappe as well.
He gives the impression that he is totally charmed with his fans. He stands at the merchandise table until everyone has a chance to greet him, get something signed and a quick picture with him. Many will purchase items just to have an excuse for another autograph or a reason to tell him how much they have enjoyed his music. A little merchandising genius.
As I watched Taylor walk alone up the stairs I had the impression of someone who has laid himself bare, and that every ounce of his energy has been given to his fans.
Check out Taylor with his fans:
Taylor Hicks 9/17/2011 MPAC VIP Party
Taylor Hicks on Ning
The Boogie board
January 11, 2011
Thanks to Claudia for sharing this with us!
Taylor Hicks hit the stage and set in with his friend Robert Randolph and The family Band last night and played some of the best harp ever! With many friends and home town folks in the audience to welcome him home it was a sight to see. I will post the photos soon. Cause I love my peeps on the boogie…
July 4, 2010
The song Taylor Hicks recorded for the SOS Children’s Villages-USA (mentioned in a previous post) is now available for purchase!
For just $.99, you can donate to this very worthy cause AND enjoy a brand new tune sung by our favorite American Idol.
Click here to purchase from iTunes
Click here to purchase from Amazon
Thanks again to TaylorHicksNews for the info and to Taylor and Genevieve Rose for their artistic contributions to such a wonderful charity.
April 4, 2010
If you haven’t downloaded this set, you can do so here.
And just because she posted it tonight on Ning, a photo from JewelsSoul’s Workplay pictures:
Workplay Theatre, Birmingham, AL - 09/26/09
March 11, 2010
This just in via amyrebo on The Boogie:
I don’t have any links or press releases to report, just the good word of a local reverend from Birmingham. She & I have become good friends through twitter. She’s the reverend at the Independent Presbyterian Church. They are working on a Habitat house at the Wylam Oaks subdivision in western Birmingham. Today she received an email telling her that Taylor would be there working on the house with them next Thursday, March 18th from 11:30 – 4. She said it wasn’t a secret & that I could share it here.
Some of you may recall when Taylor played in the NBA All-Star game in New Orleans two years ago. As a part of that weekend, the players and other volunteers also worked on a house for Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful organization helping people gain not only homeownership, but self-respect and dignity as well. If you ever get a chance to volunteer, it will be well worth your while and a lot of fun!
February 16, 2010
From luvtaylorhicks on The Boogie Board:
Be there to see Taylor Hicks perform the National Anthem on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama! Tickets are on sale now, so get yours TODAY!!!
Excellent! It will be a tiring weekend for Taylor, but at least the theaters are dark on Mondays (meaning he won’t have to rush back to Toronto). Taylor’s Star Spangled Banner always impresses.
January 26, 2010
Thanks for the post Dee! 🙂