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Otis Taylor is the quintessential American blues man. A master of the guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica, Otis is a powerhouse of a soulful blues singer. Recently honored by director Michael Mann, you can hear his tunes in the film (and trailer for) Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. With humble beginnings that include dealing in antiquities and coaching a bicycling team, he never planned for a music career. Now ten albums in, the humility remains. Perhaps that’s why his songs are so accessible and true.
"With the propulsive feeling to the songs on Respect the Dead, the movement akin to the swirling, fast-moving waters of the mighty Mississippi river, Otis Taylor seems to have planted the seed for blues in this new millennium." - NYRock