I hadn’t seen or heard anything like it before. I was sitting in the front row, and the musician in front of me was … what was he doing, exactly? Playing one instrument, recording it; then another, and the same. Until finally one person was performing a multi-tracked live piece. The looping phenomenon has become fairly mainstream at this point, but at that time, it was the most amazing thing I’d ever seen happen in a coffee shop. And the musician doing it was Paul Taylor. After that night, I always remembered his name.


In the years since, Paul has continued to invent and innovate, always adding a new layer to the Memphis music scene. He plays his ever-loving booty off gig-wise, but he came to us with a personal desire to perform for the kind of crowd Folk All Y’all gathers. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the respect and attention (and occasional absurdity) our setting can provide.




This show will be Saturday, October 22 at 7pm. This is a privately hosted event, so please email rsvp@folkallyall.com to request an invitation and get location details.The suggested (minimum!) donation for this event is $20, all of which will go directly to the artist. It’s a party, so delicious food, adult beverages, and copacetic company will be provided. To make a donation*, click here



*Please keep in mind that if you donate in advance or at the event, your donation is non-refundable. It is not a ticket. It is a freewill offering and not a direct exchange for goods or services. All event donations go directly to the artist immediately after their appearances, whether you’re there or not.