After making waves in the UK last year with his ‘Beyond The Reservoir’ album which we among others raved about, award-winning singer-songwriter Julian Taylor is returning to the UK this week, this time with his full band for a string of live dates and festivals. These include Cambridge Folk Festival on July 29th and London Water Rats on August 3rd.
To kick off the UK tour, Taylor has announced a brand new single which we already have on rotation here at AUK Towers, we do love a song with a la-la-la. ‘Georgia Moon’ is one of the new tracks from his forthcoming retrospective collection due for release in October. You can listen to the song below.
Of the song, Taylor says: “This is one of the first songs that I wrote when I was still in high school and my band was starting to do some shows in and around the city. I remember really focusing on writing this song from a third person point of view and trying to convey a tale that took place in a sort of Wild West, modern romantic era. Even though the song is very dark, it doesn’t come off that way. It tells the tale of a bandit and someone chasing him all over the Eastern Seaboard. I used to play this song frequently at open stages, and it went over really well. It was never officially recorded before this, and as I reflect on much of my work, it felt like the right time to go back into the studio and finally nail it down.
‘Anthology Volume One,’ the album includes music from Taylor’s various musical guises over the years, including his early music with Staggered Crossing, the Julian Taylor Band, and his more recent solo music. The collection also includes three new tracks including ‘Georgia Moon’ which are being released as singles prior to the album release date.
UK TOUR DETAILS:
July 27, 2023 – Maidenhead | Norden Farm
July 29, 2023 – Cambridge | Cambridge Folk Festival
July 30, 2023 – Twickenham | The Cabbage Patch, High Tide Festival 2023
July 31, 2023 – Manchester | Band On The Wall
Aug. 3, 2023 – London | Water Rats
Aug. 4, 2023 – Kirton in Lindsey | Town Hall Live
Aug. 6, 2023 – Inverness | Under Canvas