Monday, April 14, 2008
Taylor Hicks: I Won't Change
CBS News SHOWBUZZ
"I'm not going to change for anything," he insisted, whether it's his musical style or his salt and pepper hair. "I'm just who I am."
"If the person doesn't change, the surroundings change, but the music stays true - that's the stuff that's going to set you free."
Taylor's surroundings may have changed recently, but here's The Real Deal as Taylor gets into the groove with George Porter!
He's sportin' a sexy 5:00 shadow and some new wicked sideburns, but his gorgeous silver mane is still a shinin' and so are his musical roots!
Taylor Hicks jamming with PBS (Porter, Batiste, Stoltz)
@ Zydeco in Birmingham, Alabama on 04-11-08
George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste, and Brian Stoltz have lived a musical history that few, if any musicians, will ever have the chance to live.
They are originators of a sound and groove so intense that it pulls together and then transcends mind, body, and soul.
Their natural gravitation toward improvisation is what makes every PBS show a unique event.
They are from a place where no musician will ever walk again.
Their past collectively span over 80 years of playing a major role in funk, r&b, rock, and soul music.
They were raised on and taught the old school street methods of playing and for this reason they are considered the "real deal" by their peers as well as those in the industry.
This was just one of 5 videos at You Tube shared by cashbham - check them out!
It was another magical night in Birmingham, and huge thanks go out to cashbham for capturing Taylor's improv performance with PBS!
It was great to see Taylor sitting in with George Porter again, getting funky and having fun!
No hint was given as to what Nashville has added to Taylor's musical style, but we know Taylor's always going to have a heart full of soul!
"The highest joy in life comes from staying true to yourself,
and finding the courage to live your dream."