Benjamin Taylor, the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, Ben’s life was always centred on music. He’s just released his third full-length album, The Legend of Kung Folk, Part 1 (The Killing Bite) in the UK and will be releasing his first single She’s Gone on April 20th as well as embarking on a UK tour.
Making music has become as natural as breathing to Ben. His acclaimed previous releases include his debut album, Famous Among the Barns, and Another Run Around The Sun. Both were released on Iris Records, owned and run by Ben and his drummer, Larry Ciancia (Everlast, Ray LaMontagne). It’s a place where the duo is able to control their artistic decisions and create opportunities for other like-minded artists.
On The Legend of Kung Folk, his songs run the gamut from the sonically spacious acoustic piano/vocal duet with Jamie Cullum, ‘After It’s Over’, to the enormous stack of background vocals on ‘She’s Gone’ and from the tongue-in-cheek, lusty ‘Wicked Way’ to the earnest, uplifting ‘You’re The One For Me’.
Benjamin will be playing the Glasgow, ABC on Friday 24th April.
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