Ben Taylor 2017-08-23T03:56:59+00:00

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor listens and thinks. A lot. In fact, the word Word is something Ben mulls over daily. It is, when you think about it, the only word that IS what it means. The meaning of word connects us – in any language – and this idea of communication is very important to Ben, as is the paradox of an individuated consciousness (think: ego) versus collective unconscious, that which unifies us all (happiness, fear, hate, love). Heavy? Not really, just a part of the ever evolving, highly intelligent, vulnerable, loving brain of Ben Taylor, musician, son, brother, friend and deep believer.



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Ben’s album, Listening, seamlessly merges the sounds and styles of folk, pop, soul, urban, reggae and country/western, running the gamut from sonically spacious acoustic numbers to multi-layered vocals and fresh beats. Taylor explains the album as “An evolution. This album runs the gamut from both the production style and the period of my life in which they were recorded. These songs are little windows into the last four years of my life.”
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Ben TaylorMonday, December 12th, 2016 at 10:55am
For the Simon/Taylor household, Christmas has always been a well celebrated, Midwinter event. You know: Open Fires, Carols sung in happy harmony, Stockings hung, Naked Pagans bellowing ancient rights beneath the freezing lights of saturnalian moons… That old (roasting) chestnut.

Ben Taylor, son of Carly Simon And James Taylor, has always loved Jesus Christs. He loves the Jesus in the Gospel music of the of the Baptist Church. He loves the Jesus in the shadowy echo’s of St Isaac’s Cathedral in St petersburg. He’s perfectly banana’s for Mexican Jesus, to say nothing of the skeletons he sometimes runs with come Autumn… (I believe Christians call it All Souls day.)

But perhaps most of all, Ben Taylor love’s the “Historical Jesus”: The Brown skinned, Jewish feminist, who was all about: "Love thy neighbor” and inspiring belief that the kingdom of heaven always has been and always will be Here and Now!

This non denominational X-mas EP is dedicated to the historical Jesus. It is a first look at the winter solstice album that Taylor plans to finish writing and recording with his family, including Fiancée Sophie Hiller and Mother Carly Simon (who are featured on the EP along with Taylor) in time for Christmas 2017.

The production style is quite raw; featuring recordings of performances as opposed to studio productions. A refreshing way to appreciate Taylor and Hiller’s easy way with positive vibrations and spirited Holiday cheer.

Merry Christmas everybody.
Ben Taylor
Ben TaylorThursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:18pm
stay tuned for the sequel: My faces' book. Part 2?
Ben Taylor
Ben TaylorThursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:16pm

Ben Taylor

The son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, Ben’s life was always centered on music. His acclaimed releases include his debut album, Famous Among the Barns, Another Run Around The Sun, which was hailed on Radio 2 as “LP of the Week”,  The Legend of Kung Folk and Listening.

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