With Otis Taylor, it’s best to expect the unexpected. While his music, an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form, discusses heavyweight issues like murder, homelessness, tyranny, and injustice, his personal style is lighthearted. “I’m good at dark, but I’m not a particularly unhappy person,” he says.
Part of Taylor’s appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years. In fact, Guitar Player magazine writes, “Otis Taylor is arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time.” Whether it’s his unique instrumentation (he fancies banjo and cello), or it’s the sudden sound of a female vocal, or a seemingly upbeat optimistic song takes a turn for the forlorn, what remains consistent is poignant storytelling based in truth and history.
Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Free Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season.
Date: August 17th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fanny Hill