Taylor John Williams

Tue, January 12, 2016

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

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$15 Advance - $20 Doors

Tickets at the Door

There is a $20 Food/Drink Minimum

Taylor John Williams
Taylor John Williams
Singer and songwriter Taylor John Williams, known for his success on season seven of NBCs "The Voice", quickly transitioned him from an unknown crooner, to a full blown force. While the
24 year old may be most well known for his covers of popular hits such as Lorde's "Royals" and Tear's For Fears' "Mad World", it's within his original works that the artistry truly becomes apparent. His independently released debut EP, "Song of a Dead Man" contains a barrage of thoughtful, forthright lyricism delivered through a stylistic blending of folk and soul. The EP received immediate attention, breaking into the iTunes top 100 albums chart.

Williams was brought up in the small town of Eugene, OR. His love for music came at a young age, having been drawn to the infectious quality of 90s pop hits. As he transitioned into his
teenage years, he developed a deeper passion for music with something honest to say. He began frequently writing poetry, which transitioned to songwriting after picking up a guitar and discovering his natural ability with the instrument. Immersing himself in the albums of greats such as Jeff Buckley, Amos Lee, Jack White, and Glen Hansard, Williams was inspired to compile his own pallet of original music. The now self described "musician" took his guitar and ambitions 100 miles north to the quirky Portland music scene. After years of open mics, lounge gigs paying in "exposure", and intoxicated audiences, Williams decided to throw caution to the
wind and audition for a spot on the massively viewed singing competition "The Voice". Needless to say, he did a little better than he imagined. In an interview with Brass Media, he explains, "I
had always had my reservations about reality singing competitions and swore that would never be me, but there was a shift in my thinking and I figured what the hell; could be a good time. I
attended the open call auditions in LA and had low expectations. It wasn't so much because I doubted my abilities, but more because I didn't think I was the kind of person they were looking for. ... Low and behold, I ended up doing pretty well." After completing his time on the show, the now widely recognized musician returned to his first love of songwriting and intimate performances. His highly successful "Racon Tour", which placed him in the living rooms of fans all along the west coast proved to be a very spirit cleansing experience. "I had a wonderful time on "The Voice", but I also desperately missed the magic that happens in a room of 50 or so
people that are there simply to hear your stories. It always reminds me of why I do what I do."
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016