– Tony Trischka
Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa
Appaloosa, who, according to their website, are ‘a group of seasoned musicians who play predominately original, contemporary and traditional Bluegrass music’, were formed in 2008 by Wayne Taylor after retiring from 21 years of service with Country Current, the US Navy’s renowned country-bluegrass ensemble. Wayne has shared a stage, and a song (‘Uncle Pen’ no less), with Bill Monroe (in 1995) and his two-decade-plus stretch with the Navy band, the last 9 of which were as band leader, saw him play for many a bigwig – heads of state, royalty and even 4 US presidents. But on this night, World Bluegrass Day 2019, he played for us, us and about 70 others in the Village Arts Centre in sleepy Kilworth, County Cork.
– Dennis Jones, WNCW Spindale, NC
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Wayne Taylor is a busy man with more than one string to his musical bow. Check out what keeps him busy aside from Appaloosa, at waynetaylorproductions.com