Crosstown Arts presents Paul Taylor with Three Springs in The Green Room.
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Friday, November 17, 2023
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance | $20 at the door
Longtime Memphis musician Paul Taylor is returning home to play his first show back in the Bluff City in over three and a half years!
He’s bringing his brand new band, Three Springs, along with him all the way down from his new home of Door County, Wisconsin, to help him perform material he’s written during those last few years, which has been greatly inspired by the vastly different northern environment.
Paul Taylor was a mainstay on the Memphis music scene for over 30 years- until he relocated to Door County, Wisconsin, during the great shake up of the 2020 pandemic.
As a highly in-demand drummer, bassist, and guitarist, he’s been a sideman for a wildly divergent list of artists including Ann Peebles, Reba Russell, The PRVLG, Hope Clayburn, Mighty Souls Brass Band, Eric Gales, Shawn Lane, Amy LaVere, North Mississippi Allstars, Sons Of Mudboy, Van Duren, Chuck Prophet, Robert Ellis and many more — in addition to putting out three solo records under his own name and three releases under his moniker, New Memphis Colorways.
His last performance in Memphis was over three years ago at The Green Room in Crosstown Arts, a record release party for the New Memphis Colorways record entitled “The Music Stands.”
In 2021, Paul made a major departure from his more song-oriented records when he released an experimental funk/jazz record, also under the nom de plume New Memphis Colorways, entitled “It Is What It Isn’t”, which earned an editor’s pick in Downbeat and favorable reviews from Jazziz and other national publications.
Earlier this year, an experimental instrumental music collaboration between Paul and longtime collaborators Luther Dickinson and Steve Selvidge, entitled MEM_MODS Vol 1 (Peabody Records), was released to much critical acclaim.
A forthcoming New Memphis Colorways EP, “Let The Mystery Be” is due out on October 13, 2023.
Three Springs is a brand-new indie rock-ish, at times slightly funky and experimental, band out of Door County, Wisconsin.
The group was formed by Memphis transplant Paul Taylor as an outlet for many of his songs and instrumentals, which have previously only existed in recorded form on solo releases under his own name (and his nom de plume New Memphis Colorways), but has turned into a vehicle for new material written specifically for, and with, the band.
Rounding out the trio are Door County native Shepley Frater on bass and Minominee, Michigan, native Adam Cain on drums.