Taylor Martin | Song Dogs

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Song Dogs

by Taylor Martin

Tales of the highway, homes, lost love, love regained, redemption, and the over use of cell phones.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Little Pictures
3:34 album only
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2. Here Comes the Flood
3:00 album only
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3. Eden Colorado
3:18 album only
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4. Music Arcade
4:25 album only
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5. Second Sight
3:42 album only
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6. Hollywood
3:41 album only
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7. Our Memories
3:51 album only
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8. Kern River
4:02 album only
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9. Milk and Honey
3:26 album only
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10. Sign on the Window
3:39 album only
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11. Song Dogs
4:54 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Little King Records
Website: www.TaylorMartin.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/taylormartin.org
#song_dogs

Taylor Martin brings you music with a beating heart; his raspy, emotion filled voice is instantly recognizable and his lyrics have an unflinching sincerity. Martin independently releases his third album, Song Dogs, on June 15, 2018 on Little King Records.

On it, he spins tales of the highway, homes, lost love, love regained, redemption, and the overuse of cell phones. The Honeycutters’ Amanda Anne Platt took the lead as Music Producer (along with adding harmony vocals on a handful of songs) with the help of
Co-Producer and Engineer, Robert George, and Martin’s visions for the album. The album was recorded at Sound Temple Studios in Asheville, North Carolina and featuring members of Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, Mountain Heart, Jon
Stickley Trio and more!

A resident of Asheville, North Carolina since 2004, Martin has been creating music since 1994. He blends musical styles: the approach to music he grew up with in Richmond, Virginia; the western spirit he experienced living five years in Paradise, Utah; and the sounds of southern rock, country, and rhythm n’ blues.

From the bluesy opener “Little Pictures” to the catchy “Here Comes The Flood” to the mellow and rolling “Eden Colorado”to the dreamlike “Second Sight” to the more pop-oriented “Hollywood,” the album will have you hooked.

There are three covers on the album including Bob Dylan’s nostalgic “Sign on the Window” [New Morning], an upbeat and slightly cajun version of Neil Young’s poignant “Music Arcade” [Broken Arrow], and Merle Haggard’s song of tragic loss, “Kern River.”

“Taylor Martin is a singer-songwriter who will remind you of everything good from Tom Waits to the Everly Brothers or the Avett Brothers with some surf rock thrown in. Well-sung, well-played,
well-written and relevant...” says Asheville Citizen-Times.


“Taylor Martin is a killer songwriter. He’s got a great sense of melody and an ability to write classic, accessible songs about things we all take for granted. It’s also to his credit that he hits all sides of the spectrum-- there are toe tappers and tear jerkers on this album and everything in between. I’m a big fan of the saying, ’Great songs produce themselves, I certainly found that to be true in working with Taylor.”
- Amanda Anne Platt (The Honeycutters)


“One thing I’ve learned after engineering and producing for 30+ years is that you need both common ground and differences when musically collaborating to be worthy of a listener’s attention. On Song Dogs this is exactly what happened. Between the three of us, there’s a really cool push and pull of influences, and points of view that is both interesting and organically musical. This is why many music fans will love this record. Amanda, being a great singer/songwriter, (and very organized) produced from that perspective. I engineered and naturally produced from a technical perspective. Taylor wrote, sang and played brilliantly, was the ‘solo police’ for the players and arbitrated between Amanda and I on occasion. I call this the ‘perfect storm’ of creativity. I loved every minute while working on this project and I think music fans will love it too.” --Robert George

“Working on Taylor's albums has always been an awesome process. Song Dogs is certainly no exception. His distinct melodies, chord progressions, and organic recording approach create a unique and extremely vibey song and sound. His ability to pull the perfect band together makes the recording sessions feel amazing, and I love that he's seeking emotional, human performances more than perfect performances. There's some grit and soul on this record that feels like it came from another time and place… perhaps an Allman Brothers or Leon Russell time and place. The title track was hands down my favorite to record. It was tracked totally live without a click track or recording software trickery. I've never recorded just piano, steel guitar, and a vocal before this song, but I absolutely love how it turned out. Taylor, Amanda, Robert, and the amazing musicians involved were an incredible team to be part of. --Josh Shilling

" Taylor Martin somehow manages to sound weathered and fresh at the same time, and I never feel like he’s pushing the same old tired Americana tropes around."
—David Gans

"Taylor Martin will make his mark in the Americana world" -Rev. Jeff Mosier



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