A Conversation and Performance with Taylor Henry
Sep 9, 2016 Show: 9:00AM
$8/student - To register email [email protected]
Henry will present two workshops: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Taylor Henry attributes his journey towards music to meeting the musical genius himself, James Taylor, when he was 16-years-old. From that moment on, he dedicated his life to using his voice to express his story and emotions in a way that will resonate with people everywhere. As a recording and touring artist, Henry has shared the stage with some of the industry’s prominent names, including: Blake Shelton, Bo Bice, and the Charlie Daniels Band. He has an ability to fill a space with his unique sound, and the purity of songwriting that allows him to shine bright in a cloud of pop-centric performers. The path has not been easy, as Henry has often felt challenged to change in order to fit the mold of society’s taste in music. “The toughest part has been trying to be true to myself lyrically and vocally while trying to be marketable at the same time.” Despite the difficulties, he has been able to maintain a steady career and released his debut album, The Attic, in April 2016. When you hear his original songs “Me & You” and “The Fall,” it is easy to see the influences of the raw folk sounds of the 60’s mixed with his early love of progressive rock. His tenor vocals paired with rhythmic, soulful guitar skills are his distinctive attributes. Taylor Henry has taken a risk by returning to the roots of music rather than opting for flashy stage performances and overly-produced tracks. Prepare to be surprised by the power of simplicity and authenticity.
Nashville-based recording and touring artist Taylor Henry will give a brief performance and discuss artistry and promotion in the music business. The discussion will include an audience Q&A where students are encouraged to ask questions about Henry’s career as an emerging artist.
This program is best suited for high school students.