Terry Scott Taylor

A prolific songwriter, performer, and producer of alternative rock and pop, alt-country and gospel, speed polka, Amerciana, yodel and punk, among his other distinctions is that of writing his first song at the age of six (6), putting on puppet shows and creating spook houses for the neighborhood kids at age nine (9) and reading Charles Bukowski when his friends weren't looking. He performed his first major gig at age 17 while living in the San Francisco/Bay Area, his band (The Cardboard Scheme) opening for Janis Joplin's Big Brother and the Holding Company and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Taylor's work has received recognition and praise in USA Today, The Door, Time Magazine, and numerous national and regional newspapers and magazines, yet his career has essentially flown under the radar, perhaps due (and this is speculative at best) to bad management, dubious friends and colleagues, liars, cheaters, scam artists, and Taylors' habit of biting people in the middle of a conversation for no apparent reason at all. Be that as it may, the Los Angeles Times listed the Taylor-produced Starflyer 59 record Leave Here a Stranger as a Top 10 album of 2002, and further acclaim was garnered for Taylor's soundtrack work on The Neverhood Chronicles (Dreamworks' first interactive PC game), Playstation's Skullmonkeys, and Nintendo Game Boys' Boom Bots. Yet again, despite these accolades, hardly anybody really knows who the hell he is, including his best friends, himself, and some very puzzled members of his immediate family.

Taylor's music can currently be heard on Nickelodeon's newest cartoon hit CATSCRATCH, which airs Friday nights and Sunday mornings. (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS OF COURSE.)

Despite the fact that to this present day Terry Scott Taylor continues to create relevant, modern alternative rock, pop, and country through his seminal alt-rock pop band Daniel Amos, and his fake band The Swirling Eddies (under his alias Camarillo Eddy), and as a currently contributing member of The Lost Dogs' alternative country/gospel stylings...yes, despite the fact that he is preeminent among Orange Countys' first alt music pioneers, or that he's a fairly healthy old man, Taylor remains an obscure local figure to the Southern California public at large. As inexplicable as his obscurity is, Taylor does share an affinity and/or personal friendship with a number of new and old, local and national bands, not to mention his rabid almost cult-like and scary stalker fan base. Taylor continues to be an influential friend and patriarch. His mother even claims now to like a couple of his tunes.

During Christmas 2002, Lo-Fidelity was pleased to release Terry's limited edition Christmas CD, "Songs For The Day After Christmas". The original pressing sold out, however in 2006, it was re-released in a very limited edition of 100 signed, numbered copies, which also sold out within hours of its release.

Visit Terry Scott Taylor & Daniel Amos online at www.danielamos.com