Larry Taylor

  • Friday, March 24 | 8:00PM
    Council Oak Bar

Larry Taylor—West Side Chicago blues singer, songwriter, producer, drummer was born in Chicago in 1955, oldest of the musical children of Mississippi singer Vera Taylor and guitarist Eddie “Playboy” Taylor Sr.  He brings fans to the dance floor with a huge trove of songs in the blues tradition of his parents and the R&B and soul of his West Side neighborhood. Musical influences include Howlin’ Wolf, Magic Sam, Elmore James, ZZ Hill, Johnnie Taylor and James Brown.

From the late 1970s, Larry drummed around the city, nationally and abroad with his father and other blues masters like Junior Wells, Little Milton, A.C. Reed, Otis Clay, and John Lee Hooker. Touring with his own band since 2004, he produced the acclaimed CD, They Were in This House.  He was named an Esteemed Artist of Chicago for 2020-21.

“People get into the rhythms of our music,” says Taylor. “I’m blessed to honor the blues ancestors and share my feelings in a way that brings people together.”