Thanks for featuring Taylor Hicks. A great musician! His harp playing is amazing!
16 July 2011 23:21
Thanks for leaving a comment. Could not agree more, very talented musician, and a great harmonica player : )
16 July 2011 23:39
When Taylor adds harp to a song it is like double icing on the cake. Check out "Rough God Goes Riding" at Glen Falls, NY on YouTube.
16 July 2011 23:43
Thanks for the tip, "Rough God Goes Riding" YouTube video added : )
16 July 2011 23:50
June Mooney said...
Taylor Hicks is the best in CONCERT!!!Junebug
16 July 2011 23:51
Would love to see him live : )
16 July 2011 23:53
Thanks for the post on Taylor Hicks!! Awesome musician!
17 July 2011 00:00
Thanks for featuring Taylor!..he is awesome!!!!
17 July 2011 00:04
Taylor is one of the finest blues harp players of our time. He consistently surrounds himself with top-notch musicians and always puts on one hell of a live show. Thanks so much for featuring him!
17 July 2011 00:07
It's great to see Taylor featured in this way. He knows how to make that harmonica sing!
17 July 2011 00:14
Thank you for featuring Taylor Hicks and using my photos. Taylor is a great musician, performer and harp player. WOH is a Great site!
17 July 2011 00:16
WoW ! This is a WOH record ! Most Popular Post in Last 7 Days. In under 40 minutes : )
And makes the WOH Most Popular Posts All Time TOP 10 in under 45 minutes. It's a new WOH Record !
17 July 2011 00:21
Taylor is a great harmonica player! You guys need to lure him to England to play for you guys!
17 July 2011 00:22
would be nice : )
17 July 2011 00:25
Thanks for featuring Taylor Hicks. You made a good choice for your site. No one can touch him on harmonica! His first one was a $2 one from a flea market!
17 July 2011 00:41
This is great Taylor is awesome :).
17 July 2011 00:46
I have to thank Lee above for posting pictures on the Facebook page. Which inspired me to research Taylor Hicks. And what a wonderful musician : )
17 July 2011 01:03
You could not have picked a better subject with which to open your site. If you check YouTube there are a LOT of videos featuring Taylor on harmonica. Here are two more for your collection: Seven Mile Breakdown-from the recent Bama Rising charity concert for Alabama tornado victims:
and "Where I'm From (Alabama Frame of Mind" done in 2008 at another charity benefit:
Thanks again soo much for featuring the leader of the Soul Patrol!!!
17 July 2011 01:09
One more, totally different side of Taylor - more harp. Last one, I promise! ;-)
Taylor and his band of brothers...
17 July 2011 01:16
Most popular Posts Of All Time. Steve Tyler has been on the top spot for almost 3 months. Already in just over 2 hours Taylor Hicks is the 2nd most Popular Post Of All Time : )
17 July 2011 01:17
Taylor is a MUST to see live! Singer~Performer~Musician~Harp Player~ & all-around Nice Guy! They don't come any better!
Thanx for featuring an extremely unique Artist♥
17 July 2011 01:20
So glad you took the time to find out about this great musician. A lot of people still don't know this side of him and how accomplished he is as a harmonica player. His live shows are amazing.
17 July 2011 01:28
Love your site. Love watching Taylor and his amazing harp. Thanks for sharing.
17 July 2011 01:33
thanks everyone for all your lovely comments, and extra youtube links which have been added : )
17 July 2011 01:44
What a great tribute to Taylor Hicks. Playing the harp is one of Taylor's specialties. Always love to see him bring the harp out and tag a new song into another song.
The videos are great but you must see him live!
Thanks for honoring Taylor, he's so deserving!
17 July 2011 02:12
Adding my Thanks too. He is amazing isn't he? By far, my favorite artist to come along in a long time. If you ever get a chance to see him live, please do, fantastic live performer.... posting one of my fav. harp vids.. this is a couple years old..
17 July 2011 02:17
Taylor Hicks is an amazing, man entertainer and leader of the SP!!!!!!!!
17 July 2011 02:22
This is the Taylor Hicks people need to see. Forget the "Idol" label...This is Taylor Hicks!!!!
17 July 2011 02:33
Taylor is one of the best live performers I've ever seen. I hope you get a chance to see him soon.
17 July 2011 02:37
Thanks for the feature on Taylor Hicks! He's the first player that I ever saw using harmonica feedback like a guitarist would. As in this video at 8:10:
17 July 2011 02:59
Did you know that Taylor Hicks had his own issue of a Hohner, packaged with his picture on it?
Also, Taylor played harmonica on the American Idol Finale in '06 before any other contestants were ever allowed to play an instrument on the show.
Taylor promotes harmonica every time he gets a chance. You chose well!
17 July 2011 03:08
Taylor Hicks is an amazing entertainer, one of the best. His harp playing is sensational and he uses it to highlight his energetic performances. I've not followed others like I follow Taylor in his music and his joy of giving, sharing with others. He really respects his fellow musicians and I hope sometimes he will play across the pond in England. Glad to see others discoveer him.
17 July 2011 03:08
Not only did Taylor play the harmonica on his AI Finale in 2006, he first played his harmonica on AI back when he found out that he was going to be part of the Top 24!
Who could EVER forget THAT incredible Green Mile walk???
17 July 2011 03:22
Glad you included Taylor Hicks and his amazing harmonica talent on your site. He bought his first harmonica at a flea market when he was a teenager and taught himself to play the harmonica by mimicking the sounds from various everyday noises. His musical genius brought him a loyal following of fans who appreciate both his singing, guitar, and harmonica skills. His band members are fantastic and add to the enjoyment at every concert.
Thanks for featuring Taylor Hicks in your latest issue.
17 July 2011 03:22
Love, Love, Love Taylor Hicks!! Don't believe the image from the critical media just cause his hair is not the usual color. He is a very talented musician, entertainer, and true artist on the harmonica. Great choice for your feature, and I'm sure you can see that he has many fans who follow him all around the country for concerts. He is truly a amazing soul, and does it for the love of music. Best decision you have made to feature Taylor!!!
17 July 2011 04:52
This performance shows how Taylor uses the harmonica to bring out his "romantic ballad" stylings-He was promoting his memoir "Heart Full of Soul" on "The View" and gave this performance from his Idol CD- a song that was pitched to Ray Charles but was never performed previously:
Trust us-its a Soul Patrol fan fave:
Taylor Hicks sings The Right Place on The View:
17 July 2011 06:33
I've loved the harmonica since my Dad played when I was young and Taylor is one of the best I have heard. I want to check out all on your list.
17 July 2011 07:21
Taylor is a musician's musician. He is always trying to improve himself in every way. He lives to learn it seems even when we think he can't get any better he somehow does. He surrounds himself with the best band members and when I say best I don't mean just talent wise but in every way just like Taylor.
That harmonica of his (well I should say harmonicas since he has them in all keys) can just about talk to you. He can make it joyful, romantic, rocking, sad, and just plain more beautiful than any instrument you've ever heard. It adds so much to the song because it literally speaks to you -- amazing.
I love the choice of videos that my fellow Soul Patrollers have sent to you but I am particularly fond of the Rough God Goes Riding from Glens Falls, NY since I was there and was left breathless.
Thank you again for featuring Taylor.
17 July 2011 07:53
WoW ! thanks again Folks, for the comments. And just to let you know. Taylor Hicks, knocks Steve Tyler of his 3 months on top as MOST POPULAR POST OF ALL TIME in just 12 hrs.
17 July 2011 11:47
How very nice to see this that's for sure. Taylor is an amazing performer. He just gets better each time I see him. When he pulls out that harp I turn to mush. From a Taylor fan Thank you!! :D
17 July 2011 13:28
LMAO at the lovely airbrushed pic from People magazine! What a stud. Thanks for featuring Taylor. So many don't see the amazing talent he is! He is a true live musician.
17 July 2011 14:41
Taylor is an amazing Harmonica player. I never noticed much when a harmonica was played in a sing. But after Taylor I now notice any time a song uses Harmonica in it. I love when Taylor plays harp and love he is featured here.
17 July 2011 15:53
No doubt about it - Taylor Hicks is an insane harmonica player! The video clips highlight his uncanny ferociousness on the harp. Can you believe this guy taught himself to play?!! I can't even think of one musician right now who can actually get down on the harmonica as well as Taylor can - no seriously...not one!
P.S. Insane harp player = chick magnet
17 July 2011 16:54
Taylor Hicks puts on an amazing live show and is one kick ass harmonica player. Perfect pick for your blog. Thank you!
17 July 2011 16:57
Love Taylor's live Concerts. Thank you.
17 July 2011 17:11
You leave Taylor's concerts with a smile on your face. Then you feel this need in your heart and soul to see him again, like NOW! I've NEVER had this experience with any other performer.
Taylor and the "BEEZ"......y'all.
17 July 2011 18:41
Thanks for all the great Taylor videos...he is a phenominal live performer.
17 July 2011 20:30
Connie Leinicke said...
Real musicians have known all along that Taylor Hicks is the real deal musically and a "virtuoso" harmonica talent regarding tonal quality, range, and clarity. Few can match his ability. Despite how or where he was "discovered" by the masses, he should be taken seriously.
18 July 2011 00:31
I am grinning from ear-to-ear as I read through these posts. These people know what they are talkin about! Taylor's musicianship is unmatchable. Pure Magic!
'Have Harp~Will Travel'. He packs one wherever he goes. On stage; you will Know when he is ready to 'whip it out & wail' away. THE LOOK appears; & we all Know what is about to happen.
OMG~get to a live performance soon! Taylor never disappoints!
18 July 2011 04:01
Not much left to say except ditto, ditto, ditto! I can only echo the opinions expressed here re: Taylor Hicks as a musician, singer and all around exceptional entertainer. His shows never disappoint and his harp playing ......wow! Thanks. Ü
18 July 2011 05:54
After countless concerts (seriously, I lost count), I have to agree that Taylor Hicks on the harp of his has murdered me, resurrected me, and murdered me yet again -- in the best way possible. I can't wait for mey next reincarnation! :-)
KatfromNYNJ / kaitlin45
18 July 2011 12:31
Thanks for featuring Taylor Hicks on your blog. I have been following his career since he won American Idol and was so surprised when I found his music from earlier in his career. It really opened my eyes to the depth of his talent beyond what he was able to show on that program. One of my all time favorite performances featuring Taylor's harp skills is from a concert in Atlanta, GA at a venue called Smith's Olde Bar. Taylor and his band performed a cover of Bill Wither's Ain't No Sunshine. Here is a link to the audio, the harp solo begins at the 3:21 mark:
The complete set from that concert can be download at this link:
Thanks again for featuring Taylor Hicks.
18 July 2011 14:09
I was just told about this site and this page for Taylor Hicks. He really is that damn good. Can't wait to delve into all the artists you have blogged about. My first bf turned me onto the harmonica thru The J. Geils Band. Big fan of theirs and Taylor's. So many want to brush Taylor off...see him live first, then try to!
18 July 2011 21:04
I know you will love this video!!!!
Taylor Hicks Dust My Broom with Billy Earl McClelland at Workplay
18 July 2011 21:21
Taylor Hicks is a super awesome harp player. thanks for featuring him.
21 July 2011 00:46
Taylor is one of today's best harmonica players. When he pulls out his harp, you know you're in for a good time. I can't wait to see him live again! Thanks for the spot! You Rock!
21 July 2011 13:31
Taylor is the consummate harp artist. Thanks for highlighting his abilities.
Can't thank you enough for this fantastic site to honor those artists who are masters at the harmonica. Taylor Hicks is among the finest of these and I so appreciate you featuring him this way!
2 August 2011 23:04
The MAN ROCKS MY WORLD!!!
3 August 2011 02:10
The updates are great! If you hadn't featured Taylor, I never would have found your site. Love it!
18 August 2011 11:01
Awesome music! Who knew?
2 October 2011 17:04
That was one smokin' good harmonica duel between Taylor Hicks and John Popper!!
2 October 2011 22:18