Nesbitt Memorial Library

An Evening with Eric Taylor

April 4, 2002
On April 4, Eric Taylor appeared at the library to discuss his musical career, and tell the stories which inspired some of his critically-acclaimed songs. Taylor told the crowd about the bar-shooting which inspired "All the Way to Heaven" (the victim wore alligator shoes), the musical instrument which inspired "Blue Piano," and the debate over the nature of an albino child which inspired "White Bones." All three songs are on his new CD, Scuffletown. His 1998 release, Resurrect, was recently named one of the top 100 Texas records of all-time by Buddy Magazine. That album contained the song "Strong Enough for Two," which Taylor wrote for a documentary film about a critically-ill Mexican child. Taylor's appearance was the first in a planned series of appearances by local celebrities.