Blues Rock
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Blues Rock
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Hey Joe Opus Red Meat


Otis Taylor’s fourteenth album presents a meticulously crafted collection of songs and instrumentals and is only akin to his preceding recordings in that the music again resists easy categorization. Blues and Folk elements are a key part of this, but Taylor’s cutting edge approach also draws on Psychedelic Rock, Jazz and Americana to create a hybrid that he calls Trance Blues.

Central to Hey Joe Opus Red Meat are Taylor’s musings on decision making and how these decisions can change all of our lives – and those of our families.

Designed to be listened to as a single piece of music in ten parts, the new album has the song Hey Joe as its overriding theme which is performed in two different versions here, both with contrasting instrumentation. Further songs and song forms are moving into instrumental sections. Often incorporating spacey textures and interlocking guitars, further spice is added to these pieces via judicious use of violin and cornet.

Helping to shape the album are four notable guests including powerhouse guitarist Warren Haynes (best known as a member of The Allman Brothers, The Dead and his own Gov’t Mule), acoustic guitarist Bill Nershi from The String Cheese Incident and singer / songwriter / guitarist Langhorne Slim. Also featured is guitarist Daniel Sproul who has toured with, Eddie Van Halen, Warren Haynes, The Black Crowes and Otis Taylor.


Otis Taylor (Vocals, Guitar)

Anne Harris (Violin)

Todd Edmunds (Bass)

Larry Thompson (Drums)

Ron Miles (Cornet)

Taylor Scott (Guitar)

Daniel Sproul (Guitar)

David Moore (Banjo, Piano)

Steve Vidaic (Organ)

Gus Skinas (Moog Synthesizer)

Special Guests:

Warren Haynes (Guitar)

Bill Nershi (Acoustic Guitar)

Langhorne Slim (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)

  • Hey Joe (A)
  • Sunday Morning (A)
  • Heart Is A Muscle Used To Play The Blues
  • Red Meat
  • Peggy Lee
  • They Wore Blue
  • Hey Joe (B)
  • Sunday Morning (B)
  • Cold At Midnight
  • Sunday Morning (C)