Ricky j Taylor
We are so happy that Ricky j Taylor is now part of the Gallagher Guitar Co. family. He purchased the first G-45S Songwriter guitar. The G-45S Songwriter guitar is a perfect fit for this talented songwriter.
Ricky j Taylor grew up in Kentucky where music was a family tradition – his father, brother and sister all play instruments and sing. It seems natural that Ricky’s own music is born from matters of the heart in the true Southern tradition. He’s performed most of his life in band environments doing traditional music, but has recently found his true voice as an original, solo artist.
Ricky is a talented vocalist, plays guitar and upright bass. He’s performed on some big stages with traditional/roots bands, notably with Grammy-winner Claire Lynch and with eventual Grand Old Opry member Mike Snyder. Ricky has appeared on syndicated television shows, including Heartland Network’s Dugger Mountain Music Hall, CMT’s Most Wanted, TNNs New Country, as well as on the Earnest Tubb Radio Show.
He is a member of the Last Honky Tonk Music Series which features singer/songwriters from across the nation. He’s been featured on the Jim Parker & Listen Local singer/songwriter series and most recently, the “Songs on the Bayou” songwriting festival.
Ricky just completed his 2nd album of original music titled “The Edge of Light”. In 2013, Ricky recorded “A Journey to Here”. The release of this CD, became the genesis of “Ricky j Taylor & the Live Roots Ensemble” – a folk/Americana band with a bluegrass flair. Since then, the Live Roots Ensemble gained momentum, visibility and a loyal and growing fan-base, performing at festivals and venues, including Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival, Lawrenceburg’s Crockett Theatre, Duggar Mountain Music Hall, Moonlight on the Mountain (Birmingham), City Lights & Stars Concert Series (Huntsville), Douglas Corner (Nashville) and more.
In the 2017, Ricky was nominated for Best Male Soloist in the Rockin’ City in his home town of Huntsville, AL.
Having fallen in love with Gallagher Guitars at recent performance in the maker’s listening room called Gallagher Unplugged, Ricky is proud to officially endorse Gallagher Guitars.