I am very honored to have Tut Taylor's Tubro. I recently acquired this amazing instrument from a collector in Australia and it's been around the world. This Tutbro was built by Tut's sons David Taylor and Mark Taylor for Tut. Tut had a set of old growth Brazilian Rosewood planks that he had since the 70's and in 2014 they decided to make him a Tutbro out of them. It is a masterpiece to behold.
I was at Tut's house for the ResoGat in 2014 when they gave this Tutbro to Tut. When we first saw it the finish was still damp and we weren't allowed to touch it for a few days while it finished drying. On that Friday night we had a pickin' party over at Tut's house in the family room and the Hitzig Brothers, Xander and Orion, came down and Mike Esposito played the new Tutbro while Tut sat and listened to everyone. We kept Tut up past midnight that night having a grand old time.
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 outbreak the last of the shows I had scheduled for this summer have been cancelled. I am looking forward to getting back out to play some shows but we must remain safe at this time. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines and hopefully we can all get together again soon.
Unfortunately this year's ResoGat in Wilkesboro, NC has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. I'm really going to miss getting to see everybody and picking some tunes but I always say better safe than sorry. I hope everybody stays safe so we can all pick again next year. Visit the Resogat website at www.resogat.org
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all of my scheduled shows from March to June 2020 have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later time. Please stay safe during this trying time. Check out my YouTube page or other social media sites to help keep yourself entertained. Please, also keep up to date with the development of the virus and safety precautions on cdc.gov. Good health to you and hope to see you at a show real soon.
Got some exciting things planned to 2020. I have been writing new songs for an upcoming album. Recording will begin in a few months. I am going to be joined by some of my favorite musicians on this project. Here is a recording of a new song that will be featured, "What in the World am I Doing Here?". A song about a guy sitting alone in a bar when his ex walk through the door with her new boyfriend.
The album will consist of eleven original songs and one of Tut Taylor's songs. Stay tuned for further details...
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