From Taylor Mesple
Taylor Mesple´ is a musician for musicians. He has a passion for life and a desire to see music transcend this physical world: To give beauty to life, answer those deep questions, express emotion that has no words and ignite passion in the heart of the listener. Taylor has resided in beautiful Colorado for most of his life. He definitely won’t complain about having the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to inspire. He has a deep connection to the ocean as well, having spent many years near the Atlantic in coastal Maine. Taylor is a family man. He’s deeply in love with his beautiful wife Rebecca and his three adorable kids: Autumn, Jonah and Ivy.
Instrumentally, piano is Taylor’s main love, but he also has a relationship with other instruments such as guitar, voice, Irish whistles and the accordion; this equips him with valuable expertise in his career as an artist, a studio musician and as a producer. Taylor has always blurred the lines between instrumental music and vocal music, rock and jazz, meditative music and music with volume and power. He grew up listening to an eclectic blend (broad spectrum) of artists such as Pat Metheny, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Yes, Michael Hedges and James Taylor. Taylor has extensive world experience and an impressive roster (line up, list) of musical mentors such as Yellowjackets’ keyboard player Russell Ferrante, guitar player Eric Johnson and songwriter Bruce Hornsby, to name a few. Taylor will never forget his first encounter with Hornsby. At the age of 18, he got to open a show for Bruce for a 5,000 seat sold out show. After Taylor’s set, Bruce invited Taylor onstage to watch his whole performance right beside his piano bench. Taylor has a unique gift to create inspiration through his music. This is why listeners make a deep connection with his music, in addition to enjoying the musical complexity and the unique stylistic arrangements. His goal is not only for his fans to enjoy his music, but he also wants his fans to take away something deeper and answer their own question, if you will. You couldn’t find a more humble and more down-to-earth person than Taylor Mesple´. He is the guy next door with a talent that can be enjoyed on a worldwide stage. It’s grassroots music with sophisticated charm. That’s Taylor Mesple´ Music!
Played live and/or recorded with… James Taylor I Keb’ Mo’ I Phil Keaggy I Abe Laboriel, Jr. I William Topley | Tim Pierce I Howard Levy I Mel Brown I Peter Mayer I Bill Chinnock | Winston Ford I Indigo Girls I Darren Rahn I Nelson Rangell I John McVey I Dan Merrill I Katie Herzig I Shane Butler Janice Pendarvis I Dave Beegle I Tom Ewing I E-TOWN Radio I Tony “Thunder” Smith I Wind Machine I Angie Stevens I Chuck Pyle And many more!