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New songs unveiled during UK tour
Acclaimed roots and blues singer-songwriter Sean Taylor has picked up some notable fans during his 17 years of recording and performing. Respected broadcaster Bob Harris claims the 34-year-old is ''an absolutely superb guitarist... reminiscent of John Martyn'', while musician Eric Bibb says: ''Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in.''
Anticipation is high, therefore, as Sean prepares for a handful of UK shows as part of a European tour, including Birmingham's Kitchen Garden Cafe on March 6.
Born and bred in Kilburn, London, Sean first played gigs when he was aged 17. One of his main influences when he first picked up the guitar at 14 was Oasis but he then became interested in 'fingerstyle guitarists' like John Martyn. Over the last few years, he has played with various line-ups, including Danny Thompson, who says: ''Sean is a fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.''
Sean has released eight albums and has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. His support slots include and has supported many famous musicians, including John Mayall, Robert Cray, Tony Joe White, Richard Thompson, John Fogerty, the Neville Brothers, George Benson, Tom Paxton and Arlo Guthrie.
His festival dates include Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk and Celtic Connections.
On his March UK dates, he will be joined by Mike Seal on the double bass, to perform new music from his latest album, Flood & Burn.
He says: "I felt a freedom and confidence in writing the original songs and in the making of this recording."
Following the British shows, Sean will perform in Germany and Holland – and undertake his first gigs in Denmark.
Venue: Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath
Sean Taylor's 2018 UK tour dates:
March 3: The Drawingroom, Chesham; March 6: Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham; March 7: Pocklington Arts Centre, York; March 8: The Met, Bury;
March 10: The Greystones, Sheffield.