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Strings in the Woods curated by Will Taylor
What's Strings in the Woods Like?
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Will Taylor announces a new series he will curate featuring different guest artists each month with Strings in the Woods.
Strings in the Woods takes inspiring world-class acoustic music performances to gorgeous natural spots around central Texas and beyond. These shows are spontaneous, uplifting experiences that combine beautiful nature settings with an intimate acoustic concert.
Sometimes the performer’s identity/identities are kept secret until the show.
The performer(s) could be award-winning local songwriters, a violinist from the Austin Symphony, a String Quartet or even a chamber music trio.
Strings in the Woods curator, Violinist and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn Colvin, P-Diddy, Willie Nelson and many more.
30.00 suggested donation or pay what you feel 100% Goes to the performing artists
Some shows are completely FREE
- Washington Post -
“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
I feel better about the world knowing Will Taylor is out there doing the work, making the art! - Dr. Stephen Kinney
“As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.” -- Esquire Magazine
Contact: Will Taylor (512) 379-5934
About Strings Attached
Will Taylor started Strings Attached as a genre-blurring collaboration with folk artists. Will’s vision invited the fusion of jazz and classical flavors with contemporary singer/songwriter genre- to dress up the latter with different jewelry:
“Imagine what might happen”, suggests Taylor, “If we took Austin's most popular singer-songwriters -- Abra Moore, or Jimmy LaFave, or Patrice Pike, or Ray Wylie Hubbard -- and let them perform, live, in a church? Then imagine if you paired those artists with acoustic "chamber" instruments -- cello, violin, viola, trumpet and hand drums -- and wrote new arrangements, adding dashes of jazz and classical music, that revealed new facets of their most beautiful or familiar songs?”
"Imagine what might happen if you dared to blur all these boundaries between pop music and jazz, between rock music and classical music, between the musical realm and the lyrical realm, between the honky-tonk and the church, and in the spirit of art and fun and experimentation, you reached out for something . . . transcendent"- (Interview-Austin American Statesman)
The transcendent music of Strings Attached has as its foundation the architectural precision of composition and arranging from the classical tradition. Jazz influences the performance ethic allowing musicians to abandon the score to make spontaneous choices in response to the present moment. The spice of this magical brew is that irresistible zest of "swing" - the thing that gets people dancing.
Strings Attached has backed Pearl Jam on Austin City Limits, P Diddy for NBC’s Tribute to the Troops. Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkyson and legendary songwriters Chip Taylor and James McMurtry have been featured collaborators with Strings Attached.
"Will Taylor has a musical proposition for you -- a playful, dignified, off-kilter idea that brings honor to Austin's identity as 'The Live Music Capital of the World.' It's a cool concept. But it's just a bit . . . different.” The Austin American-Statesman