Shawn Taylor

Wandering Roots

Art, life, community, love and education become more intently entwined after 2020, leading to an arts renaissance that works to lift, empower and unify, disparate and desperate people. 'Wandering Roots' music as a genre, seeks and explores common human ground, through a broad exploration for the common, and uncommon, threads of Americana music and culture.

Shawn Taylor performs original wandering roots music on acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals and foot percussion, with a healthy dose of story-telling and humor, and a unique sampling of musical Americana stew.

“Shawn Taylor is one of the finest traveling troubadours performing on the circuit these days. Boasting world-class guitar chops, soul enriched vocals and an uncanny knack for capturing life in a song” (Brian Owens - Metronome Magazine Boston). “His lyrics dabble in a wonderful gritty naturalism that's uncommon around here” (Dan Barry - New Haven Advocate).

Shawn Taylor has released four CDs of original ‘wandering roots’ music, toured nationally since 2008, been acclaimed for his songwriting and short fiction, and opened for legends like Maria Muldaur, Vance Gilbert and Peter Mulvey along the way. He’s thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Long Trail and The John Muir Trail, and been an oysterman, a cabinet maker, and a stay a home dad, while performing around the northeast. He and his wife Amy brought their two young children on tour three summers in a row, for over 13,000 musical miles. He’s currently recording his 5th CD of original material.