MARIA TAYLOR

A review of The Crocodile Cafe show in Seattle, WA on Sept. 30, 2007
By Byron Prather


It was a rainy night in Seattle outside the Crocodile Cafe. Inside, the low-lit venue was a warm welcome from the harsh outer elements. What was even more welcoming was the smoky, soft, silky voice of Maria Taylor. I had never seen Maria so I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw and heard.

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for left handed guitarists. Maria plays the traditional hollow body that is the perfect marriage of her sound and style. As I stood with my fellow concert goers I couldn’t help but notice something unusual in the air. Silence. Maria had captured the attention of everyone in attendance and we were hanging on her every note. What struck me as even more unusual was that we were not watching her in a much bigger venue. Maria has the presence and ability to carry her to much greater heights.

Maria wasn’t the only one performing at her peek this evening. Her band has the ability to stay with her for her every ebb and flow. So often you see artists that only do well with fast songs or slow songs or intense songs. Maria and her band do well with all of these. They closed out her set with a few slow songs that had all of us mesmerized. As she ended the evening with "Song Beneath the Song" from 11:11 I was thinking one thing; I can’t wait for her to come back to town.

TANGLED UP IN THE WEB

Get to know Maria even better by taking a spin around her cyber world.

Amazon Take Her Home Tonight
Pollstar Be There Live
Facebook Become A Believer
Twitter Tweet, Peep, Chirp
Official Site It's Official

LYRICS TO LIVE BY
"I will wait for you
Growing love but like water
Time will always slip through
I will wait for you
But please come soon"

Song * Leap year
Album * 11:11
"Dream what you can become
A snake that basks in the sun
The kettle cries when it's done
Become it and just keep going

The fight was losing it's fun
And I never knew if I won
It can live and die and become
Learn it and just keep going"

Song * Green Butterflies
Album * LadyLuck
"I've been trying
to change my patterns
So I could love someone like you
But I never do

And this could take a lifetime
To believe in something true
But I hope that's not what I do"

Song * This Could Take A Lifetime
Album * Overlook
SEEING IS BELIEVING