Otis Taylor

Otis Taylor

Otis Mark Taylor was born in Chicago in 1948 to Otis and Sarah Taylor. In the early 1950s the Taylor family moved to Denver Colorado. One of young Otis' favorite neighborhood hang-outs was the Denver Folklore Center. He bought his first instrument there, a used ukulele. A banjo and harmonica soon joined the collection. He started his first group "Butterscotch Fire Department Blues Band" in 1964.

In 1969 London called. Blue Horizon Records had signed him to a recording contract. He liked the London scene but his unique song-writing style... more