Otis Taylor

Banjo-playing bluesman Otis Taylor plays trance-inducing music that's often built around a single chord — an approach that allows his songs to go on for as long as 10 or even 15 minutes. Watch Taylor perform his songs.
Otis Taylor Band complete set at Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 16, 2013. Introduced by the legendary Gene Shay.
Blues performer Otis Taylor plays a (mostly) acoustic show at the Bessie Smith Hall for the Riverbend Unplugged series. He talks about how he got into music and why a blues artist is playing the banjo.