About a decade ago, Taylor quit the band Felix Wiley to focus on his family and landscaping business. By 2009, he’d started writing and performing again, and it’s fortunate he did. His solo debut is steeped in early rock ’n’ roll, R&B and mostly shuffling, summery country. Taylor is older and wiser, prone to singing sweet and insightful songs about his wife (“Stay With Me”) and kids (“Decatur Street”), but he’s not above getting trashed and passing out on the floor (“Once Again”). His voice—in terms of songwriting and singing—is at once warm and edgy, suggesting that while this Southern preacher’s son has planted some roots, he’s never quite settled down.

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