Delta Riffs, Texas Sagebrush, American Blues
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Blues, Rock & Roll
Dudley Taft’s guitar playing is often compared to the likes of Jimmy Page, Gary Moore and Joe Bonamassa. However, “it’s the strength of the self penned material that makes this such a success…” says Bob Chaffey of Blues Matters Magazine about Taft’s first CD, Left For Dead. The Dudley Taft band combines driving blues rhythms and classic riffs with a fresh take on Blues classics and engaging original compositions. In a relatively short period of time, Taft has made a splash in the blues world with rave reviews worldwide and key live shows in the Northwest.
Dudley Taft grew up in a country called the "Midwest", where he learned the values of friendship, roots blues, rock 'n' roll and a good ear of corn. Local guitar hero Rob Swaynie in Indianapolis taught Dudley the value of music theory interspersed with B.B King, Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top riffs. He founded the band “Space Antelope” with friend Trey Anastasio (of Phish Fame) in high school. Dudley moved to Seattle in the summer of 1990, joining the Seattle band “Sweet Water”. After touring the states with “Monster Magnet”, “Candlebox” and “Alice in Chains”, and recording two albums for Atlantic he left the band to resurrect “Second Coming”. More touring followed with an album on Capitol records and a taste of success thanks to the single “Vintage Eyes” which made it to #10 on the Rock Radio charts. Older and wiser, Dudley has now turned his attention back to the roots of the music that inspired him to pick up the guitar.
Location: Cincinnati, OH 45243, United States
Cincinnati, OH 45243, United States