Cocky and Confident may start with the same letter, but they end up with a different address.”

— Taylor @ Studio in the Sticks


About the latest release "UNDER COVER"

There's just no way on earth that one guy did all of this work!
Something Taylor is constantly hearing!
"No way that's you! Now way you did all those instruments and vocals and recorded it all, producing yourself by yourself!"
But it's not for the reasons many might think..."To show off or devalue the gifts and talents of others working/building albums as a team."
"I just don't like to pull other musicians away from their families" People are busy! They need to spend time with those they love!
Families fall apart a lot and I never want to be "that guy" who calls at night when musicians tend to get most creative haha,
and say hey, "can Johnny come over to lay down some bass tonight?...I got this really cool groove goin on man!"
There you have it! It's why Taylor typically works alone. That's this man's heart of hearts! 

First off; If you're reading this and listening to the work, from Taylor's heart of hearts also; Thank You! :*)

Now that Taylor has landed some of his own original work in a Motion Picture Release set to air on Television and HBO,
as well as being signed to a Major Publisher in Nashville TN and offered contracts for Music Supervisor libraries,
working with Warner/Lions Gate/Columbia/Marvel and many other power hitters in the Motion Picture and Film industry,
it's time to release an album paying tribute to the creative works of others. Writing nearly ten albums of his own material,
How cool it would be to take on some covers for a change of sonic terrain! Why not?

"@ Studio in the Sticks" (a privately built/owned farm home recording studio in the beautiful State of Wisconsin) 
Taylor took his time on this album, studying some of the original classic hits he grew up hearing on the radio.
Some were recreated paying homage to the original structures yet some with an unplugged, very acoustic and percussive drive to them,
and many others at least half, were full on productions with orchestral/strings/drums/percussion/guitars/bass/keys, etc.
Taylor D is a purist when it comes to music. hammering out all the instruments, singing all the vocals,
engineering, producing, recording, mixing and mastering, is a challenge he enjoys!
Too much out there is artificial! It sounds too perfect! It's been machined! Pitch corrected! It's just not real...It's synthetic!
Taylor rejects that! It devalues the labor and creative energies which so many other hard working musicians have produced out there.

Careful attention has been taken with every single track! No tricks and loops, grooves or artificial anything going on here!
Just live, in your face, in your living room, raw, pure, organic, real time instrumentation and powerhouse vocals,
with no studio tricks and magic pitch correcting! The real deal is what you hear and what you get!

To quote Taylor;
"I respect the craft and tip my hat to all the hard working musicians out there with callouses! This is a working musicians tribute for sure!"
The tracks say the rest! 
Thank you for listening in to my contribution to the creative and "re-creative" arts, industry wide friends!
Thank you to all the "original purists" Beatles/Steve Miller Band/Jackson Browne/Eagles/Looking Glass/Geoff Moore and Steven Curtis Chapman too!
Not wanting to intentionally leave any particular ones out here either as there are so many. It was tough to only pick ten or twelve to cover.
You guys made and still make some awesome music and thank you for keeping so many of us inspired! I hope I did your work, good work here!

Sample track

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