November 20, 1923|
Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
|Died||April 9, 2015
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
|Genres||bluegrass, Americana, folk|
|Instruments||Dobro, mandolin, banjo|
|Associated acts||Dixie Gentlemen, John Hartford's Aero-Plain, Norman Blake|
Taylor played banjo and mandolin as a child, and began playing dobro at age 14, learning to use the instrument with a distinctive flat-picking style. Taylor was a member of The Folkswingers in the 1960s, who released three albums; he recorded his debut solo effort in 1964. Later in the 1960s, he played with the Dixie Gentlemen and in John Hartford's Aereo-Plain band.
Taylor became a local Nashville, Tennessee fixture. In 1970, he co-founded the instrument shop GTR there, soon after releasing another solo album. He also co-founded the Old Time Pickin' Parlor, a Nashville venue noted for performances of old-time music, as well as Tut Taylor's General Store.
Taylor died on April 9, 2015.
- 12-String Dobro World Pacific 1816, 1963
- Dobro Country (with Clarence & Roland White), World Pacific, 1964
- Blues & Bluegrass With Dixie Gentlemen, Tune 1001, 1966
- Aereo-Plain, Warner Bros, 1971, Reissued by Rounder, 1997
- Friar Tut, Rounder 0011, 1972
- No Name Album, Flying Fish HDS704, 1974
- The HDS Sessions, HDS 701, 1975
- The Old Post Office, Flying Fish 008, 1975
- Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns (1976)
- Dobrolic Plectral Society, Takoma C1050, 1976
- The Great Dobro Sessions, Sugar Hill, 1994
- Flat Pickin' The Kitchen, Tutlee TL1001, 1997
- Flash Flood, Tutlee TL1002, 1998
- Steam Powered Aereo-Takes, Rounder, ROUN0480, 2002
- Tut and Clarence Flatpicking, Tutlee TL1003, 2003
- Shacktown Road (2007) (with Norman Blake and Nancy Blake)
- Oozing the Blues - Barker and Taylor, 2008 (with Steve Barker and Lorrie Barker)
- Tut Taylor official web site. Accessed February 2009.