Taylor John Williams, The Luck, plus TBA

Taylor John Williams

The Luck

plus TBA

Thu, March 9, 2017

8:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Taylor John Williams
Taylor John Williams
There aren't a lot of bells and whistles attached to the music crafted and performed by the 25 year old songwriter from Oregon. He's not what you'd call a working pioneer of sonic experimentation. Instead his allure comes from a certain visceral desperation to make a living as a storyteller; a raconteur through the medium of simple melody and time. His love for music came at a young age, having been drawn to the infectious quality of 90s pop hits. As he transitioned into his teenage years, he developed a deeper passion for music with something honest to say. He began frequently writing poetry, which slowly morphed into songwriting after fiddling with his uncle's old acoustic Yamaha and discovering his natural ability with the instrument. Immersing himself in the albums of impassioned singer-songwriters such as Jeff Buckley, Jack White, and Glen Hansard, Williams was inspired to begin compiling his own pallet of original music. At 18, Taylor took his ambitions 100 miles north of his home town to the quirky Portland music scene. After years of open mics, lounge gigs paying in "exposure", and intoxicated audiences, Williams decided to throw caution to the wind and audition for a spot on the massively viewed singing competition "The Voice". Needless to say, he did a little better than he'd imagined. In an interview with Brass Media, he explains, "I had always had my reservations about reality singing competitions and swore that would never be me, but there was a shift in my thinking and I figured, what the hell? Could be a good time. I attended the open call auditions in LA and had low expectations. I didn't think I was the kind of person they were looking for. ... Low and behold, I ended up doing pretty well." After completing his time on the show, Taylor returned to his first love of songwriting and more personal performances. His highly successful "Racon Tour", which placed him in the living rooms of fans all along the west coast proved to be a very spirit cleansing experience. "I had a wonderful time on "The Voice", but I also desperately missed the magic that happens in a room of 50 or so people that are there simply to hear your stories. It always reminds me of why I do what I do."
The Luck
The Luck
London-born acoustic duo of brother and sister, Max & Esmay Luck.​
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/