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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Soulman Rocks Hyannis

The Cape Cod Times posts a positive review on Taylor Hicks' concert in Hyannis. The writer, Gwenn Fris leaves the American Idol baggage at the door and checks out Taylor in his 'natural form'.

She writes, "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks showed up on the Melody Tent stage Sunday with gray hair and a gray sports jacket — looking like an accountant or political candidate.

But that image dissipated pretty quickly. This guy may not look like a musician, but — lo and behold — he is.
In Concert

I have to admit this leaner, older-looking, but endlessly energetic performer was a surprise to me. Based on some of the performances on last year's TV singing competition and on his newly released, self-titled CD, I was expecting a little more lounge lizard.

But this Taylor Hicks hit the stage and jumped into the percussion-driven rock and blues like a prodigal musician returning to his roots.

He sang several songs from his new album, including "Just To Feel That Way," "The Deal" and "The Maze," but they didn't sound anything like they do on the CD.

That's generally a good thing.

(read more here)

Groove on Soulman.

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