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Otis Taylor brings trance blues back to Buena Vista CO / Chaffee County Times

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What do Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band), Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple, James Gang), Warren Haynes (Government Mule, Allman Brothers), Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) and Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) all have in common? They've all played with Otis Taylor.  Taylor's music has repeatedly garnered awards, and he has received critical acclaim for his work as a songwriter, a lyricist, a vocalist and an instrumentalist. His music shows up in Hollywood movies like "Public Enemy," starring Johnny Depp, and "Shooter," starring Mark Wahlberg. Taylor calls his music "trance blues," which he compares to Haitian Vodou music.  In an interview with BG Blues and Music News, Taylor describes trance blues as "American trance music, 'cause it's just drums. There's no chord changes, it's repetitive, and when you have something that's repetitive it puts people in a trance, you lose your sense of time." 

In a summer replete with live music gems, Taylor's upcoming performance – 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Lariat – is the crown jewel.

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