Linda Taylor

Session Guitar, Producer

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Musician, guitarist from "Whose Line Is It Anyway", and many others

Guitarist, composer from ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with Drew Carey, and the CW Network’s episodes with Aisha Tyler.

Toured, recorded and/or performed with Art Garfunkel, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tracy Chapman, Sheila E., Christopher Cross, Ed Roth, Sara Niemietz, Jason Robert Brown, Crystal Bowersox, Edwin McCain, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Richard Perry, Kirk Whalum, Namie Amuro, Chante Moore, Wayne Brady, Vesta Williams, Thelma Houston, Maia Sharp, Marilyn McCoo, and more.

Recent recordings include Sara Niemietz’ “Superman”, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy winning “Mosaic”, and “Love And Soul”, Art Garfunkel’s “The Singer”, Ed Roth’s, “Mad Beatnik”, Edwin McCain’s “Mercy Bound”, and Maia Sharp’s “The Dash Between The Dates”.

Production credits include Sara Niemietz’ “Superman”, Crystal Bowersox’ single, “Coming Out For Christmas” and her EP “Promises”, and Maia Sharp’s “The Dash Between The Dates”.

Film scoring includes “Through The Cracks” directed by Mark Ryan, and “Anatomy Of A Breakup” directed by Judy Minor.

Library composition includes collections for Solid Ground Sound, Lab Hits and Elias Music.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Linda Taylor
  • The Art of Noise
  • Chris Rea
  • Chris Rea
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Ed Roth
  • Maia Sharp
  • Maia Sharp
  • Maia Sharp
  • Maia Sharp
  • Maia Sharp
  • Frankie Miller
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • Debbie Harry
  • Maia Sharp
  • Maia Sharp
  • Maia Sharp
  • Chris Thompson
  • Chris Thompson
  • Chris Thompson
  • Chris Thompson
  • Threshold
  • Threshold
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  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Hiroyuki Hanada
  • Hiroyuki Hanada
  • Kylie Minogue
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  • Shakatak
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Demis Roussos
  • Demis Roussos
  • Demis Roussos
  • Céline Dion
  • Snowy White
  • Espirito
  • Espirito
  • Espirito
  • Chris Rainbow
  • Chris Rainbow
  • Céline Dion
  • Edyta Górniak
  • Bill Sharpe
  • San Francisco Symphony Chorus
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Madonna
  • Kylie Minogue
  • 34/37 Jazz Ensemble
  • Mike + the Mechanics
  • Right Said Fred
  • Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • Croisette
  • Susan Wells
  • Chris Rea
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Zucchero
  • Zucchero Fornaciari
  • Martin Barre
  • Boy Krazy
  • Paul Young
  • Paul Young
  • Debbie Harry
  • Jason Donovan
  • Gary Moore
  • Maynard Ferguson
  • B.B. King
  • Helen Hoffner
  • Chris Rea
  • Mort Shuman
  • Gang of Four
  • Bananarama
  • Big Fun
  • Sam Brown
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Marc Almond
  • Kylie Minogue
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  • Céline Dion
  • Sharpe & Numan
  • Chris Rea
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • Tom Jones
  • Nick Kamen
  • ABC
  • Then Jerico
  • Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • Manfred Mann
  • Paul Carrack
  • Silent Running
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • The Art of Noise
  • Virginia Wolf
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Mike + the Mechanics
  • Toyah
  • Snowy White
  • Snowy White
  • Neil Innes
  • Rikk Agnew
  • Rikk Agnew
  • Chris Rea
  • Chris Rea
  • Linda Taylor
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  • Adolescents
  • Adolescents
  • Max Middleton & Robert Ahwai
  • Roy Sundholm
  • Roy Sundholm
  • Kai Olsson
  • Gonzalez
  • Johnny Warman
  • Johnny Warman
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  • Frankie Miller
  • Frankie Miller
  • Chris Rainbow
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  • Linda Taylor
  • Linda Taylor
  • Jason Donovan
  • Hiroyuki Hanada
  • Edyta Górniak
  • Hiroyuki Hanada
  • Steve Beresford
  • Herbie Armstrong
  • Then Jerico
  • Maia Sharp
  • Maia Sharp
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Interview with Linda Taylor

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I'm writing for my own album, and publishing a Patreon page.

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. A: I like to find the song, what does it need, where does it want to go? There's always a moment of magic to be found.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Pro Tools Ultimate, Apple Mac Studio. Neve, API, Retro, Spectra, Empirical Labs, DBX, AudioScape, UA, Avalon hardware, Avid interfaces.

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: Playing with Art Garfunkel was a real treat...

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Yes. Silly question.

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: You'll be happy with your music

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: The creativity of it, being lost in the music

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: Is Wayne really funny?

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: That it's easy.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: A lot of what you've asked me..but mostly, what they hope for with these songs.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My Divided By 13 FTR37, my 335, my Royer, an 1176, and a laptop.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: Guitar player for hire, then just expanded into the rest of it.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Song based

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Lalah Hathaway (played with her on sessions, but only as overdubs), Me'Shell, Peter Gabriel, it's a pretty long list...

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Back away. Mute everything one at a time. When you get to the one you can't live without, you've just found the heart of the song.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Production wise it's usually pop/indie. Gigs are all over the map, jazz, rock, blues, singersongwriter, anything. I guess that's obvious thanks to "Whose Line"

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Music

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: Usually, I get a demo from the artist, I prefer it be very basic, just guitar/vocal or piano/vocal because I really want to hear the song and how they sing it, rather than worry about their guitar playing ability. Sometimes it's obvious where the song wants to go, sometimes not, so I talk with the artist...my favorite question is "when you turned around in your chair and hi-fived your co-writer, what exactly did you say?" I usually get everything I need from that answer.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Artists - Me'Shell NdegeOcello, followed by pretty much whatever I'm listening to...

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Complete track production

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Art Garfunkel, "Lena"

I was the Guitarist, electric and acoustic in this production

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Send me your track and your wish list. For guitar work, I like to send an mp3 of the part and we can discuss any revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Al McKay
  • John Scofield
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson
  • Fender
  • Marshall
  • Park
  • Divided By 13
  • Royer
  • Shoeps
  • Sennheiser
  • Neumann
  • API
  • Avalon
  • Pro Tools
  • Neve
  • Empirical Labs
  • Universal Audio
  • etc.
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  • My Pettyjohn LIFT review and demo up.Oct 18, 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC6Qn29zqIEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC6Qn29zqIE

  • Strymon and coffee talkSep 20, 2016

    http://www.strymon.net/pedalboard-feature-linda-taylor/

  • Latest stuffSep 18, 2016

    Co-producing and mixing for Edwin McCain's upcoming release, probably dropping by the end of the year.  Check out https://twitter.com/LindaRTaylor for the latest.