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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Taylor Hicks: Georgia On My Mind

Brother Ray's great tribute to Georgia as interpretived by Taylor Hicks.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is quite a diff. version than he usually does. He has other full voice versions that I like better, but this has it's soulful tender appeal and especially the harmonica parts. Im generally not fond of fan recorded videos cuz sound quality is usually not too good, but have to say enjoy everything this guy does that have seen.

Anonymous said...

That takes my breath away every time I see it. Thanks for posting the video.

Anonymous said...

Taylor Hicks performing Georgia... no matter what the version, it's always stunning. Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for this awesome performance of Georgia! I don't know what it is about Taylor's voice, but it just touches a heartstring. He's got a supporter in me forever.

Wonderland said...

Thanks for putting this up. It's been quite a while since I've seen it. It's not often that you're able to watch someone completely lose themselves in the music the way Taylor did that night.

His total lack of inhibition and awareness of his audience makes some folks uncomfortable. Me? Well, I feel privilaged for being able to witness it.

Thanks!

bluesme said...

Fearless. The man is fearless.
To see someone consumed by music like this... it humbles me. What an incredible performance.
Incredible verging on unbearable -- so intimate, so vulnerable, truly fearless...
Thank you for posting this.

judy said...

I loved this performance the first time I saw it and I love it now. Taylor is amazing! When the music takes over, Taylor goes into a "zone" and it is mesmerizing. Thank you for posting. This is the last video I watch almost every night!

Carolyn said...

So personal and intimate. I wish I had been there. I truly love this guy and his music. What a gift he has and is. Amazing!

hickifino said...

Taylor trusts his audience enough to give us his all. What an honor. I hope I'm always worthy of his trust. He's mesmerizing!

hickifino said...

Pianist is Brian Less. Amazing how musically connected those two are! As Tylor improvises, Brian follows seamlessly.

Anonymous said...

mesmerizing and unusual....I like this guy...

Anonymous said...

INCREDIBLE! What a fantastic performer. Thanks for putting this up.

Anonymous said...

I have seen Taylor many times and he never fails to amaze me. This performance took my breath away...he is so uninhibited and fearless...he so gets into it...it is a pleasure to watch. This man is one of a kind for sure. What a talent!

Thanks for putting this up.

Anonymous said...

Im the first anonymous on these comments and after rewatching I have to agree that it is diff. than usual takes on this BUT the words used by some of you, "unbearable, intimate," soooo tender made me realize why at first, it wasn't my fav...but then when I could bear to really watch/listen, its a wrenching experience...beautiful beyond words.

jw said...

I wish I could've been there to experience this. There isn't any other singerI trust as much as Taylor to interpret a song for me.
Amazing.

medolark said...

Thanks, Bluesman. Once again you've shared Taylor and showed what an amazing talent he has. Ü

AH said...

Still forget to breathe when watching this performance. Thank you for reminding us of the incredible honesty Taylor brings to his music.

karoray said...

That was absolute genius at work. It blows me away every time I watch it. The harp just enters your soul which is what Taylor does best. Just great.

Anonymous said...

Least. Favorite. Hicks. Performance. Ever.

And the audience seriously needs to STFU.