Name: Taylor McCall
Hometown: Easley, South Carolina
Latest Album: Black Powder Soul
What’s the toughest time you ever had writing a song?
“Black Powder Soul.” It took me three days.
Which elements of nature do you spend the most time with and how do those impact your work?
It used to be standing in a river fly fishing. But now I don’t get to do as much fishing these days and slipping out into the country fuels my songwriting.
What rituals do you have, either in the studio or before a show?
Cold shower to start the morning. Breath work and meditation.
How often do you hide behind a character in a song or use “you” when it’s actually “me”?
To me there are deeper layers of hidden message and “hiding” in a song. A tasty sonic phrase can not only sound cool and intriguing but also mean a million different obscure things. To not only me but the listener.
Since food and music go so well together, what is your dream pairing of a meal and a musician?
Easy! Jimi Hendrix and jambalaya!
Photo credit: Laura Partain