Review: Sean Taylor – Chase The Night

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013

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Sean Taylor – Chase The Night

(Sean Taylor Songs)

The London – Irish singer and guitarist Sean Taylor occupies the middle ground between folk and blues, and on the album’s opening and closing tracks he adopts a lot more of a blues-rock approach than usual.

He does retain his London focus throughout the album though, with lyrics that reference areas of the city and its characters, with his fine breathy vocals and accomplished guitar work ably supported by the likes of multi-instrumentalist Mark Hallman.

Surprisingly perhaps, the album was recorded in Austin, Texas, and there are hints of Americana in places – most often when Warren Hood plays his violin, or on ‘Save Me’, with its jerky banjo playing. Sean himself plays some fierce blues harmonica on ‘Love Bleeds’.

Sometimes Sean sounds like Bob Dylan; at other times he can be much more tender. This release is not really an album for blues purists, but those with wider tastes should certainly investigate if possible.

NORMAN DARWEN

www.seantaylorsongs.com

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