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HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER
Starring on stage at 2017 Sloss Music & Arts Festival and one of MusicBham’s Editor’s Choice for 2016 Albums of the Year, see Hiss Golden Messenger perform songs from, Heart Like a Levee (Merge Records, 2016), and choice cuts from other critically acclaimed albums.

The writing of the songs that became Heart Like a Levee started in a hotel room in Washington, DC, in January of 2015 during a powerful storm that darkened the East Coast. At that time I was feeling-more acutely than I had ever felt before-wrenched apart by my responsibilities to my family and to my music. Forgetting, momentarily, that for me, each exists only with the other. How could I forget? Though maybe my lapse was reasonable: I had just quit my job, the most recent and last, in a series of deadend gigs stretching back 20 years, with the vow that my children would understand their father as a man in love with his world and the inventor of his own days. They would be rare in that regard. And then-driven by monthly bills and pure fear- I left for another tour, carrying a load of guilt that I could just barely lift. But in that…

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A Face In The Crowd: Sara Jane

A Face In The Crowd: Sara Jane

If you’re here, you know what we’re plugged into. But we want to know what YOU have in the headphones! That’s why we’re introducing A Face in the Crowd. At any given time we may pull a perfect stranger out of the crowd and ask what you are listening to. We’ll even mix it up from time to time and pick the brains of some of your favorite musicians. For this edition of A Face in the Crowd, Mother Plug Music welcomes: Sara Jane…

MPM: What’s your name?

SJ: Sara Jane Overby

MPM: What do you do Sara Jane?

SJ: I am a marketing specialist for a local ad agency here in Birmingham. And in my free-time I love to go to shows and I enjoy writing!

MPM: Where are you from?

SJ: I am from Montgomery, AL.

MPM: Did you grow up in a musical family or background?

MT: I grew up listening to music. My family is not the type that would pick up an instrument and actually know how to play it. But, we did have an appreciation for it. At a young age I became kind of enamored with musicians and actually my first boyfriend was a musician, or as much as you could be at 13.

MPM: And,…

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Interview – Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger

If you’re here, you know what we’re plugged into. But we want to know what YOU have in the headphones! That’s why we’re introducing A Face in the Crowd. At any given time we may pull a perfect stranger out of the crowd and ask what you are listening to. We’ll even mix it up from time to time and pick the brains of some of your favorite musicians. For this edition of A Face in the Crowd, Mother Plug Music welcomes: Mike Taylor!

MPM: What’s your name?

MT: My name’s Mike Taylor. I go by MC Taylor.

MPM: What do you do Mike?

MT: I’m a musician! I play with a band called Hiss Golden Messenger from Durham, North Carolina.

MPM: You’re from Durham?

MT: I’m from Durham by way of California. I grew up in southern California, I lived in San Francisco for 10 years and I moved to the Piedmont section of North Carolina in 2007.

MPM: Did you grow up in a musical family or background?

MT: I did, actually. My father is a guitar player and singer. Not professionally. Both of my parents are, were public school teachers, but my dad always had a guitar out and around, so you know, that’s also where I…

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