The prolific M.C. Taylor has been making music for more than 20 years, and his seventh album as Hiss Golden Messenger is yet another reminder that every piece of music he touches is full of alluring beauty. Through all of the delightfully oddly-shaped folk music he’s made, Taylor’s constant theme has been joy in the face of misery, and hope in the face of despair. That message has never been more vital than in 2018. Just listen to last year’s Heart Like a Levee and your heart will feel rejuvenated.
That LP, his second album in 12 months, is shot through with both darkness and light with the heady opener “Jenny of the Roses” a highlight. It’s full of fluttery soul-grooves with every song possessing passion and gravitas. Come and celebrate his life-affirming messages with us.