Sean Taylor | Calcutta Grove

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Calcutta Grove

by Sean Taylor

Low-fi ambient blues. '4 Stars' UNCUT ... 'masterpiece' MAVERICK ... 'spellbinding' BLUES MATTERS
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Calcutta Grove
4:01 album only
2. Revelations
3:51 album only
3. Buried Alive
4:51 album only
4. Salvo
1:15 album only
5. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
4:40 album only
6. Lost At Sea
3:28 album only
7. Nightmares
8:27 album only
8. Hold On To Your Love
2:53 album only
9. The Concept of Irony
1:04 album only
10. Freedom
4:44 album only
11. The River Merchants Wife
3:07 album only
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Album Notes
'formidable and skilled ... pleasingly atmospheric ... recalls Chris Isaak- 4 STARS' UNCUT ‘This is a wonderful album ... masterpiece’ MAVERICK MAGAZINE ‘Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year … The eleven tracks on Calcutta Grove are a beautiful body of work … catch him before he goes stella’ LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM ‘One man Americana band ... a real talent ... 8 out of 10’ AMERICANA UK 'an absolutely spellbinding piece of work - one of the finest acoustic blues albums I have heard in years' BLUES MATTERS ‘Taylor is a great blues guitarist … he hasn’t compromised anything … epic …’ FATEA MAGAZINE ‘Truly sublime … a sonic landscape overlaid by rich, smoky vocals’ BLUES IN BRITAIN ‘Great guitar playing’ CHARLIE GILLETT ‘a consummate artist … exquisitely moulded guitar work … original and supremely distinctive’ NET RYTHMNS ’ dark and moody ... thunderous ... one to watch’ ROCK N REEL ‘A truly amazing album, which you can’t help falling for … It’s truly sensational … Sean Taylor will undeniably be one of the great revelations of 2009’. BLUES MAGAZINE & PARIS MOVE (France) With the recent passing of John Martyn, there is a void in music that could well be filled by Sean Taylor … the most relaxing, chilled-out music you will here this year. FOLKING.COM ‘A delight on the ears ... arranged superbly’ IRISH WORLD ‘Amazing … electrifying and goose bump generating stuff from a clearly talented musician … exceptional … FANBLOODYTASTIC’ TOXIC PETE MAGAZINE ‘'a virtuoso journey across the emotions ... simply extraordinary ... beautiful' HAM & HIGH ‘a consummate artist … compelling … exquisite … original and supremely distinctive’ FOLK & ROOTS I recommend this album to anybody who enjoys good music’ BLUES PL (Poland) ‘Razor-sharp … class ... wonderful, something quite special …. Parallels to John Martyn’ ROCK TIMES (Germany) ‘Taylor plays all the instruments (guitars, keyboards, percussion, harmonica), with a flair and style that belie his youth … a very original new voice’ FOLK & ACOUSTIC MUSIC EXCHANGE (USA) ‘Beautiful album … intensity and depth’ Il POPOLO DEL BLUES (Italy) ‘I already know at least one CD that will be in my top ten of best albums … one of the best singer-songwriters I have heard in a long time …a new sensation’ FOLK WORLD
'Breathy, wistful and intimate ... a definite talent for songwriting' BLUES ART (Austria) ‘The British Bob Dylan’ SONGBIRD FESTIVAL (Switzerland) ‘Reminds you of Nick Drake, Keb’Mo’ and even shades of Leadbelly. 3 distinct artists channelled through one young singers voice and lyrics….amazing.’ ACOUSTIC DINER (USA) ‘Relaxed brilliance’ SIDESTREAM RADIO 99.7FM BRISBANE (Australia) ‘Calcutta Grove is fantastically delivered and a thoroughly enjoyable listen’ SOCIALIST WORKER ‘Passionate and intense … brilliant percussive rhythm’ RAMBLES.NET ‘In short it is cracking album, one that dovetails familiar traditions with wonderfully imaginative new directions ... great music’ GREEN MAN PUBLICATIONS ‘Calcutta Grove seems to be a light in a very dark folk/blues world. After the loss of John Martyn and Davy Graham its good to hear an array of cleverly arranged songs with inspirations from some of the great heroes. Inspiring’ FOLK BLUES & BEYOND (Spain) ‘A fabulous ambient acoustic blues album. We may have recently lost a giant (but) the torch has been passed on to the next generation and the Martyn legacy is in safe hands. File under brilliant’ KONTRA ROOTS CLUB ‘A Masterclass in Beauty … Full of passion and contemplation, Calcutta Grove is a worthy successor to the John Martyn tradition’ CELLARS @ EASTNEY ‘An absolutely superbly produced work of art’ ACOUSTIC CLUB ‘10/10 … hypnotically emotive journey … a revelation’ URBAN LAWNS FESTIVAL ‘A blistering set of songs played an sung with a rare passion’ MILITANT ENTERTAINMENTS ‘Superb quality … A quite unique talent’ GTFM RADIO ‘A gem. The closest comparison would have to be John Martyn’ ACOUSTIC NOTES ‘uncompromising and compelling … awash with haunting melodies’ SANDANISTA & SMOKESTACK ‘Really good’ ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN ‘A blues folk rocknroller at the top of his game’ GOOD SHIP ‘As good as it gets’ BOSS PROMOTIONS ‘Great … atmospheric … reminiscent of Ry Cooder’ ARAC PROMOTIONS



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