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Taylor & Marie

August 30, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

£8

Jodie Marie and Samuel Taylor may be young, but they have an image of the past from second hand vinyl and internet sourced videos when musicians “… got together to play music just because they loved sharing the stage with another artist and it worked really well with that person, like Johnny Cash & June Carter, Bob Dylan & Joan Baez,” Marie says.

Following Jodie Marie’s touring of critically acclaimed debut “Mountain Echo”, she met up with Samuel Taylor, who she’d shared a stage with on the circuit to write together.

“We spent late nights listening through loads of old records. Just showing each other tracks we loved” explains Taylor. “I’d put on ‘One Too Many Mornings’ by Dylan and Jodie would put on ‘Silver Dagger’ by Joan Baez, I’d play ‘Beeswing’ by Richard Thompson and Jodie would show me ‘Love Has No Pride’ by Bonnie Raitt, and on and on… Jodie has a great knowledge of music and showed me so many soulful, blues, country records. It was great to listen and naturally form the ideas of what we wanted to create.”

You can hear the lineage in tracks such as ‘All I Need’, and the timeless production of the set, but there’s nothing contrived about the style in which these two blues obsessives create. “They’re honest songs – we aren’t trying to be retro or vintage but the songs that speak to us are classic and heartfelt and that is what we are trying to be as well.”

Naturally, these songs were brought forth from these late night music sessions – listening and writing as a pure duo, and revealed a lunar theme – sparked from their cover of ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and concluding in their mournful ode to the eclipse of love, ‘Tilt The Moon’.

“It’s the light that brightens up a night sky, it controls the tides,” explains Marie with Taylor suggesting, “The moon, I’m drunk on the moon… Seems to make a lot of sense considering We’d go out walking in the local countryside or down to the beach. I was expecting being in the countryside, but this was a working farm. It was a great experience and a perfect place to be making such a roots-based record.”

Details

Date:
August 30, 2014
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
£8

Venue

Chapel Arts Centre
St.James's Memorial Hall - Lower Borough Walls
Bath, BA1 1QR United Kingdom
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Phone:
01225 461700
Website:
http://www.chapelarts.org/

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