Taylor and Robert Randolph: A Dynamic Duo , Indeed ! credit to ibwbro
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Here is an write up which definitely shows how well Taylor can mesh with just about anyone :)
"Randolph was curiously reined-in and timid, the Truckers (witnessed by maybe 500 early birds) were nowhere near as sharp as on record -- and the moment that probably still has everyone who saw it talking involved "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks. And so I find myself in an unusual situation. This
week's Pop Life column, extolling the burgeoning virtues of Hicks and imploring his contract-keepers to allow him to chase Joe Cocker's spirit, rather than conform him to bland pop formula, was filed the day before the unlikely heartthrob turned up at the Greek. This stunt, then, suggests that maybe Hicks and his handlers have their heads screwed on right.
Make no mistake: This was clearly a stunt, one Randolph was gracious enough to let happen and build up. Earlier, just after the Truckers' half-hour set, Hicks could easily be spotted (and approached) near one of the swag stands, flanked by managers and security people while watching "Idol" pal Elliott Yamin engage in his own bit of meet-and-greet.
It was an odd sight at a show not sponsored by Pop-Tarts and attended by tens of thousands of squealing teens. But what may have drawn snickers in the lobby grew into enthusiasm once Hicks was on stage.
I couldn't tell you the name of the tune he and Randolph cooked on, as this night the guitarist's set mashed one hook-free groove into another. (The guy is a virtuoso, yes, but he needs better material, stuff that can be tightly constructed for maximum impact as much as it can be stretched out. It's telling, actually, that he shined most on someone else's song,Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile.")another one of gregg allman's friends - although he only played harmonica for one song - was taylor hicks.i dig him. i think winning "american idol" was bad for him, mainly he's gonna be pigeonholed into something he's not. he's a legitimately talented dude who is much bigger than the label. and he did a helluva job on the harmonica - and he knew better not to sing when on stage with gregg allman. he wasn't gonna win that one.
What I can say, however, is that Hicks held his own, never showboating or stealing the spotlight, just sitting in, blowing some mean harmonica and briefly leading the responsive crowd in a bit of "everybody say yeah!" back and forth. That showed respect to the evening he intruded upon. But the moment also stands as a significant vote of confidence from a serious rocker, something no "Idol" favorite has received, at least not so meaningfully."
RR and Taylor: