Chip Taylor

The Cutting Room Presents:

Chip Taylor

Wed, April 5, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$20 ADV - $25 DOS

There is a $20 Food/Drink Minimum

Chip Taylor
Chip Taylor
Creating distinctive music that is also enduring and influential has been Chip Taylor’s métier over the course of what is closing in on five decades as “one of America’s finest songwriters as well as a masterful singer and performer,” says Rolling Stone.

To celebrate his recent induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (alongside Elvis Costello and Tom Petty), Taylor will be performing songs from every era of his long productive career at a special concert featuring his full band (including master guitarist John Platania of Moondance fame) on June 29th at one of his favorite New York City venues, The Cutting Room..

His two best-known songs, Wild Thing and Angel of the Morning, are only two of the many pop, rock, country and R&B chart hits he wrote in the 1960s (Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Sinatra all recorded his songs). Taylor was then one of the pioneers of the pivotal country-rock movement as a recording artist in the 1970s. His 1973 album, Last Chance, remains a beloved cult classic and is part of a deluxe reissue coming later this year.

But writing big pop hits in the 60s was only the beginning. The New York Times said it best about Chip Taylor. “If you only know him as the as the guy who wrote ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Angel of the Morning” — you don’t know him! Chip Taylor is making some of the most distinctive acoustic music around today.” Since returning to music in 1996 he has enjoyed elder statesman stature within the Americana, contemporary folk and singer-songwriter scenes as an artist in his own right as well as in collaboration on albums and in performance with Carrie Rodriguez, Kendel Carson and John Platania. In a remarkable and prolific run, Taylor has released nearly an album a year since his return, each rising high on the Americana chart. As England’s The Guardian notes, “Chip Taylor, like Johnny Cash, is well worth rediscovering by a new generation.”

Taylor will be performing select tracks from his Grammy-nominated Yonkers NY (2009) as well as The Little Prayers Trilogy (2014), a unique, eclectic triple album that was on Uncut Magazine's Best of the Year list and the brand new Little Brothers (2016). Joining him on stage will also be his granddaughters Riley, Kate and Sammy Ennis who recorded an acclaimed Smithsonian Folkways album with Taylor.

As Taylor’s muse continues to fire on all pistons, musical tastemakers agree that fans and listeners should tune their ears into the continuing creativity of a true musical master. “If names like Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt mean anything to you, you should make a point of discovering Chip Taylor,” urges critic Anthony DeCurtis. “Whether you know it or not, he’s earned his way into that exalted company.”
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016