Rick Taylor

Rick Taylor

Rick Taylor made his first major appearance as a singer, songwriter and guitarist at the famed Mariposa Folk Festival in 1971 and went on to become a regular at many Canadian festivals and clubs. Blues, jazz, country, rock, roots, world, and contemporary music all influenced Taylor's early years on the club and festival circuits until he established himself firmly in the 1970s southern Ontario roots music scene.

 

Taylor is well known for his high energy live performances, rich, expressive baritone voice, quirky song writing style, well-crafted ballads, and unforgettable “guitarnastics.”

 

Highlights of Taylor's career include opening for Bruce Cockburn, appearing in New York City as a multi-instrumentalist in Leonard Cohen's musical production The Sisters of Mercy, and being a lead guitarist in the Vancouver production of Hank Williams’ The Show He Never Gave.