Willy Tea Taylor

Willy Tea Taylor

Event Time Wed 21st Aug at 7:30pm-Wed 21st Aug at 11:00pm
Event Location The Folklore Rooms, Brighton and Hove
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 18+


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General Admission £15.00 Buy

Willy Tea Taylor

Folklore Sessons Presents;
Willy Tea Taylor + Support
£15adv | August 21st
The Folklore Rooms

There is no question that Willy Tea Taylor’s life as a singer/songwriter was predetermined – his role realized the moment he wrote his first song. His inspirations drawn from two separate wells; Living the life of a cattleman’s kid and experiencing true visionaries music like Greg Brown, John Hartford, and Guy Clark. The image of Guy Clark and friends sitting around the kitchen table loaded with ashtrays full of butts, half-smoked cigarettes, food, and booze on one Christmas Eve in 1975 burned into Taylor’s soul. Those guys, swapping songs without pretense, lit Willy Tea’s fire. And ever since, its led purpose with passion – finding a hang by curating relationships through musical friendships that get him closer to his own Clark style kitchen table.

From his early days co-fronting The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, to singing solo in countless cowboy bars, to pitching countless wiffle ball games, Willy Tea has never lost the vision. Now Willy Tea Taylor has taken his vision of the “hero hang” on the road. and his talented traveling band The Fellership is made up of his fantastically talented buds who play Willy’s songs with a brand of reckless abandon and utter humility that spits in the face of pretense. The way The Fellership plays Will’s songs is the way they demand to be played and, in their short time together, they have been awe-ing every audience lucky enough to see them.

“Taylor is not just a folk singer in his native region but a folk hero, thanks to his homespun charm and the stunning clarity of his songs.”

Saving Country Music
“Willy Tea Taylor’s music is about healing. It’s about refusing to pass judgment, and willing to give forgiveness and understanding to all. It’s medicine as music.”

Glide Magazine
“We can positively certify, that Willy Tea Taylor is a bonafide national treasure.”

Elmore Magazine
“Willy Tea Taylor deserves to be known as a master song-crafter who mines gems from the Sierras of his soul and sings with tremendous heart.”

No Depression
“Willy is a storyteller’s storyteller and weaved a spell during the evening made of stories of his relatives…Can I really be blamed for leaving the concert with a picture of my head of Gandalf riding a moped, waving his sword, beard in the wind?”


The Folklore Rooms
12 North St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3GJ, UK