Hi. My name is Taylor Brown.
This is me playing live for a hand full of people at a small coffee shop in Los Angeles California last summer on my first tour. I went out for two and a half months and came back about $1,500 poorer than when I started. What an amazing learning experience though. I traveled in a truck with a pop up camper, or “the skamper” for those of you who really know your Camper brands, and towed around a steel trailer with all my gear in it. The tung of that trailer actually snapped and left me dragging sparks in downtown Dallas Texas a few hours before a show one night. I pulled of what had to be the center lane of one of the busiest streets in Downtown Dallas and walked aimlessly in the blistering June heat looking for help, though I was doubtful that I would find any. I randomly stumbled upon a welding shop that gave me the number of a freelance welding dude with a portable welding set up in the back of his truck. Seriously this is like one in a million of finding something like this. The dude came and fixed the trailer for like 60 bucks and I managed to make it to my show on time. That might have been the most “lucked out” situation I’ve ever been in. Needless to say along with a bunch of other small hard lessons learned out on the road I don’t tour with a trailer anymore. It’s pretty crazy to be able to look back on this stuff and be able to chart your growth and I guess overall understanding. Regardless of how many experiences I notch on the ol’ belt it still seems that every time I do some personal reflecting I come to the conclusion that I still don’t know my own head from my ass. I hope that things stay that way for quite a while longer too. Gotta love the adventures into the unknown. Anyway, I thought this was worth sharing. For anyone that has seen me play recently I’m sure you can agree that my sound has changed a little bit since then. Enjoy.