This weekend, the first annual BirmingFAM Festival will go down at TrimTab Brewing Company with a incredible assortment of local bands, vendors, and fun to be had by all. Tickets can be bought here for the festival, which is happening September 11 & 12, and you can use the code MUSICBHAM to get 20% off of your purchase!
The Blips exploded onto the scene in early 2020 in a big way, forming one of Birmingham’s most impressive supergroups featuring Eric Wallace of Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Chris McCauley of Holy Youth, Wes McDonald of Vulture Whale, and the singer-songwriters Taylor Hollingsworth and Will Stewart. After taking a pandemic-fueled break, they released their self-titled album in April of 2021 that accentuates all of their individual strengths into a tight-knit rocker of an album. Ahead of their performance at the BirmingFAM Festival this weekend, I talked to Eric about the band’s formation and the power of music to create inclusivity and accessibility through The Firehouse Community Arts Center:
TAYLOR HOLLINGSWORTH ON WHERE HE IS NOW AND HIS NEW RELEASE TAP DANCIN’ DADDY
By Brent Thompson & Josh Matthews
Photo by Maria Taylor
hroughout his career, Taylor Hollingsworth has had very little white space on his calendar. In addition to a prolific solo recording output over 16 years, the Birmingham-based singer/songwriter/guitarist has had involvement in numerous musical projects including The Dexateens, Conor Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band and Dead Fingers (the duo with his wife, Kate Taylor). And when a guitar is not in his hands, Hollingsworth is a father, mixed media artist, and record producer. On AUGUST 2, Hollingsworth will release Tap Dancin’ Daddy , a collection of songs he accrued over a number of years. Recently, Hollingsworth spoke with us about writing, recording, and side projects.
Taylor, thanks for your time. If you will, talk about the creation of Tap Dancin’ Daddy.
It’s songs that I’ve been working on over the last few years. I recorded them all at my house in my basement, old-school-style like I first started doing. I’ve got much nicer gear now, so… [read more…]