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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 3/8 – Taylor Shuck / Colin Cutler
March 8 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
A Greensboro-based songwriter toting a guitar and banjo, Colin Cutler’s music spans the breadth of Americana, from Appalachian oldtime to blues to oldschool country to folk rock, with lyrics rooted in the earthy storytelling traditions of the South, his Pentecostal upbringing, and literature.
Winner of the 2022 Emerging Artists competition at the Susquehanna Folk Festival, his 3 albums and EP have landed plays on NC and Virginia public radio, the BBC, and community and college stations around the region, placement in the British film Zomblogalypse, mentions in No Depression, Americana Highways, and the Alternate Root, and have taken him to gigs from North Carolina’s Martha Bassett Show, Antlers and Acorns Songwriters Festival, Haw River Ballroom, and NC Folk Festival, to the Jalopy Theatre’s Roots N Ruckus in Brooklyn, City of York Folk Festival (UK) and Romanian National Museum of Literature–and plenty of breweries and farmer’s markets in between. He has also shared stages with Caroline Spence, Buffalo Nichols, David Childers, and Catherine Backus (catherine the great).
Having been involved in recording projects and performing for a variety of regional and national artists including: Still Holler, Nicholas Jamerson (Sundy Best), Tiffany Williams, Britton Patrick Morgan, Hillhouse, and Mama Said String Band, Taylor is no stranger to the regional music scene. Taylor Shuck is a Kentucky based banjoist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist that has been performing since 2006. Having been steeped in bluegrass tradition, as well as having pursued a degree in classical guitar and composition, he had the realization that his passion for music comes from the communication created by blending genres and getting to find the most impactful way to say something through his music.
Taylor’s influences in bluegrass, classical, folk, and jazz musics meld together into a unique style that continues to grow and be influenced by music from all walks of life and parts of the world. Some of the artists that Taylor is most heavily inspired by include Bela Fleck, Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Emily King, Maurice Ravel, Matt Menefee (Cadillac Sky), Edgar Meyer, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Allison Brown, and Crooked Still. When not performing, Taylor loves to share the culture of Kentucky’s folk musics by teaching at the Louisville Folk School, drinking tea, and cooking for his friends.