Will Taylor and Strings Attached, an Austin based string ensemble, will perform for the Mason, Texas, Odeon Theaters’ fifth concert of their season. The concert series is a fund raising project to help the Odeon Preservation Association raise money for improvements and renovations to the old 1928 theater. Performing July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Will Taylor will present a tribute to the Beatles. Reservations are $15 per person and must be made in advance.
From Beatles to Beethoven... Will Taylor is the driving force behind Will Taylor and Strings Attached. Will is a fabulously gifted musician-composer-arranger-producer-teacher. He has put together a unique group of classically and otherwise trained musicians who perform a WIDE VARIETY of music at an “international touring level.”
Will mates his musical abilities with a great work ethic, clean living and a great heart. Beginning in 1999, Will Taylor implemented a new idea after brainstorming with other local Austin musicians. Taylor began collaborating with both local and nationally renowned artists, rearranging their known material and brought in his own crew of seasoned jazz and contemporary roots musicians to play. Since then Will Taylor and Strings Attached have presented over 50 concert collaborations to over 15000 audience members, countless more through four KGSR Live Radio broadcasts, and many appearances on KUT, KLBJ, KMFA and KOOP Radio. The last few years they’ve expanded the repertoire to include Album/Band tribute shows where again the music is re-arranged and reinterpreted by Will and the ensemble. In 2006, over 1600 Beatles fans saw them re-create the entire White album. They’ve also presented the music of Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel and Jimi Hendrix. Guest artists they’ve collaborated with include: Shawn Colvin, Joe Ely, Dar Williams, James McMurtry, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Ruthie Foster, Abra Moore, Darden Smith, Tish Hinojosa, Sara Hickman, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Suzi Stern, Kellye Gray, Guy Forsyth, Jimmy LaFave, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jon Dee Graham, Kimmie Rhodes, Ian Moore, and Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez.
And though these individual group members are accomplished soloists, when they team up as Strings Attached, the landscape changes completely, as they expand the collaborative artist’s vision into an other-worldly territory, without sacrificing the intent or spirit of the original works. Read more about Will Taylor at www.stringsattached.org
For more information or to make reservations for a performance like no other call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781. Also check the website www.theodeontheater.com. The Odeon Preservation Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.