“I’m an Instrumentalist”: Taylor Hicks

Taylor Hicks surprises with performing “Seven Mile Breakdown” on View to the Bay. He’d been performing “What’s Right is Right” in most appearances and for some reason decided to throw in another tune. Could this one be designated as ‘next single’?

One thing, it appears, at least from the tape, he’s spared banter with Julie Courtney (Dating with the Stars) and her stepfather, host, Christian Spenser this go round.

Hicks performs solo, does the tune acoustic with guitar, delivers a pretty good performance. He stammers right before the first time he sings “The Sun” naturally I think it has something to do with me since well, the universe revolves around me. (Just kidding for those who need explanation.)

During the interview he seems somewhat uncomfortable. Certainly he’s not at ease as my new shiny thing, Robert Pattinson, is within that format. Robert also visited The View to the Bay in one of his early interviews promoting his movie, “Twilight”. Interesting comment from Pattinson about how hard it is to make it in the music business toward end of the footage. (He loves Tom Waits too, naturally.) Interesting contrast in personalities, how Pattinson conducts himself comparative to how Taylor Hicks presents himself as well.

Taylor talks about the song, written by Wynn Christianson as a take on “…the wrong side of Mississippi in the dead of Summer“. Mr. Hicks takes the opportunity to promote his appearance scheduled for April 14 at Cafe Du Nord saying, that it allows him to do all “… kinds of instruments, I am an instrumentalist, harmonica and guitar, good way for people to see me in a different kind of venue.” Hicks goes further with how the venue allows him to “Be with the people“. He goes for the funny with, “Make sure you don’t have any wardrobe malfunctions“.
Taylor Hicks and Wynn Christianson “The Badge”


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