With Special Guest Sarah Jane Scouten
Chip Taylor wanted to be a professional golfer. Then he became a prolific songwriter who’s given the world at least two songs that everyone knows – “Angel of the Morning” and “Wild Thing.” And along the way he had a career as the sort of gambler that gets barred from Las Vegas for winning too much, and he’s been a bookmaker’s nightmare on the racetrack.
Now he’s set for a concert at Hugh’s Room Live on Wednesday March 7. Join Chip Taylor, with Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Sarah Jane Scouten as his special guest, for a rare opportunity to spend an intimate evening with a warm-hearted songwriter and storyteller.
Get this out of the way first: Chip Taylor’s brother is actor Jon Voight (which makes him Angela Jolie’s uncle) and he knows more about cards and racehorses and golf than any one man ought to.
As a songwriter and performer since the ‘60s his material has been covered by everyone from Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt to The Troggs, The Hollies, Waylon Jennings, Juice Newton, Shaggy and Janis Joplin.
Now in his 70s, he remains a prolific writer. After a hiatus during which he made a living in casinos and on racetracks, he returned to music in 1993 and has since released more than 20 albums on his own label, Train Wreck Records.
He’s also an engaging, funny storyteller, and Hugh’s Room Live is the perfect intimate setting for his wry sense of humour.
The opening artist is Sarah Jane Scouten — a perfect complement for Taylor’s warm onstage presence. Ms. Scouten has just returned from her fourth European tour, and will sing at Hugh’s Room Live after a lengthy tour in western Canada.
A quote to put Chip Taylor in context:
“If names like Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt mean anything to you, you should make a point of discovering Chip Taylor. Whether you know it or not, he’s earned his way into that exalted company.” — American music writer Anthony DeCurtis.