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Taylor Robert was on his way. Long time Prince (and Nick Jonas) drummer, Michael Bland, had taken on Robert to develop into a pop star. Then it was going to be a country star. Then it was nothing. "They had me lose a ton of weight. They changed my name. They put me in Rock Revival jeans and gave me some boots," Robert remembers about the team Bland assembled to develop him. After everyone decided it wasn't working, Bland and Robert amicably parted ways. However, Robert was lost. "I thought my life was over. I totally turned my career over because I thought those guys were gonna make it work for me, make my career happen for me," Robert admits. Born Robert Taylor Baggott IV to a long line of preachers, he was destined to follow the path of ministry. Early on, he rebelled, taking on Taylor as his first name and pursuing music instead of seminary studies. Taylor Robert grew up playing sports in the suburbs of Minneapolis, but his father, being the minister at Wayzata Community Church, one of the largest United Church of Christ churches in the country, wasn't around much and usually not able to attend most of Robert's games. Robert joined the Minnesota Boy Choir in the 6th grade which began his love and intrigue for music. Throughout middle and high school, Taylor Robert was always singing. He spent most of his weekends singing in the church choir and playing in the church band. He pursued every musical opportunity he could. He joined the school musicals, started a high school band, played in orchestra and sang in an a cappella group that he formed. "When I was about 16, my mom took me to see Lonnie Knight and Big Shoes at a bar in St. Paul. This was my first exposure to Blues music. Lonnie told me to get a BB King record, so I did." Thus began Robert's entrance into something outside the music school and church were offering. He became obsessed with blues, soul and rock. He cites Elvis to be his idol. Attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN he naturally joined the world renowned choir and joined a professionally touring a cappella group. Around this time he discovered that playing Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson on the guitar impressed girls a lot more than singing Pavarotti. He began to write acoustic music and perform out around the tiny farm town of Northfield, Minnesota (home of Malt-O-Meal). Over the past six years, Taylor Robert has become a fixture in the Minneapolis soul scene. He regularly performs at the renowned Dakota Jazz Club (where Prince, Lucinda Williams, Madeleine Peyroux, Mavis Staples, Dr. John and The Neville Brothers have all played). At the core of his new album, The Taylor Robert EP, is Robert's self described "Roll n Soul" sound. "Roll n Soul means everything to me. It is the culmination of all the styles and all the music that I have ever learned and put together to make up my music," he proclaims. On the lead single, "Sound of Your Voice," It's easy to hear the Minneapolis funk and soul sound that Prince made famous on full display with Robert's modern, acoustic twist. Hints of country seep into the production on a couple songs giving a nod to the direction he nearly delved fully into with Bland and company. Robert professes, "I've always loved country and rhythm & blues music - dating back to what Elvis did. I'm not sure if I'm necessarily a 'country' artist or if I'm just a soul musician who loves country. Whatever it is, I am finally connecting to the music I am singing. It finally feels like me." Michael Bland and Taylor Robert remain friends to this day and Bland even lent his playing to this new album - along with other world-class Minneapolis musicians. When asked if he wishes he got the record deal his team was hoping for Robert mentions, "I learned a lot from the entire experience. I'm more centered now than I ever was. I have a wonderful and supportive fiancé with a beautiful baby girl whom I love dearly. Everything happens for a reason and I am blessed to be where I am today." The lead single, "Sound of Your Voice," Robert wrote for his fiancé (then girlfriend) while he was on tour, unable to wish her goodnight in person back in the Minnesota winter, "My day's not complete till I hear the sound of your voice / Tears turn into the rain and snow / come in from the cold keep me warm like these stars at night." Formerly known as Taylor Baggott listen to the EP: http://www.taylorrobert.com
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About Taylor Robert

Taylor Robert was on his way. Long time Prince (and Nick Jonas) drummer, Michael Bland, had taken on Robert to develop into a pop star. Then it was going to be a country star. Then it was nothing. "They had me lose a ton of weight. They changed my name. They put me in Rock Revival jeans and gave me some boots," Robert remembers about the team Bland assembled to develop him. After everyone decided it wasn't working, Bland and Robert amicably parted ways. However, Robert was lost. "I thought my life was over. I totally turned my career over because I thought those guys were gonna make it work for me, make my career happen for me," Robert admits. Born Robert Taylor Baggott IV to a long line of preachers, he was destined to follow the path of ministry. Early on, he rebelled, taking on Taylor as his first name and pursuing music instead of seminary studies. Taylor Robert grew up playing sports in the suburbs of Minneapolis, but his father, being the minister at Wayzata Community Church, one of the largest United Church of Christ churches in the country, wasn't around much and usually not able to attend most of Robert's games. Robert joined the Minnesota Boy Choir in the 6th grade which began his love and intrigue for music. Throughout middle and high school, Taylor Robert was always singing. He spent most of his weekends singing in the church choir and playing in the church band. He pursued every musical opportunity he could. He joined the school musicals, started a high school band, played in orchestra and sang in an a cappella group that he formed. "When I was about 16, my mom took me to see Lonnie Knight and Big Shoes at a bar in St. Paul. This was my first exposure to Blues music. Lonnie told me to get a BB King record, so I did." Thus began Robert's entrance into something outside the music school and church were offering. He became obsessed with blues, soul and rock. He cites Elvis to be his idol. Attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN he naturally joined the world renowned choir and joined a professionally touring a cappella group. Around this time he discovered that playing Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson on the guitar impressed girls a lot more than singing Pavarotti. He began to write acoustic music and perform out around the tiny farm town of Northfield, Minnesota (home of Malt-O-Meal). Over the past six years, Taylor Robert has become a fixture in the Minneapolis soul scene. He regularly performs at the renowned Dakota Jazz Club (where Prince, Lucinda Williams, Madeleine Peyroux, Mavis Staples, Dr. John and The Neville Brothers have all played). At the core of his new album, The Taylor Robert EP, is Robert's self described "Roll n Soul" sound. "Roll n Soul means everything to me. It is the culmination of all the styles and all the music that I have ever learned and put together to make up my music," he proclaims. On the lead single, "Sound of Your Voice," It's easy to hear the Minneapolis funk and soul sound that Prince made famous on full display with Robert's modern, acoustic twist. Hints of country seep into the production on a couple songs giving a nod to the direction he nearly delved fully into with Bland and company. Robert professes, "I've always loved country and rhythm & blues music - dating back to what Elvis did. I'm not sure if I'm necessarily a 'country' artist or if I'm just a soul musician who loves country. Whatever it is, I am finally connecting to the music I am singing. It finally feels like me." Michael Bland and Taylor Robert remain friends to this day and Bland even lent his playing to this new album - along with other world-class Minneapolis musicians. When asked if he wishes he got the record deal his team was hoping for Robert mentions, "I learned a lot from the entire experience. I'm more centered now than I ever was. I have a wonderful and supportive fiancé with a beautiful baby girl whom I love dearly. Everything happens for a reason and I am blessed to be where I am today." The lead single, "Sound of Your Voice," Robert wrote for his fiancé (then girlfriend) while he was on tour, unable to wish her goodnight in person back in the Minnesota winter, "My day's not complete till I hear the sound of your voice / Tears turn into the rain and snow / come in from the cold keep me warm like these stars at night." Formerly known as Taylor Baggott listen to the EP: http://www.taylorrobert.com
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Genres:
Roll N Soul

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