Scott (I) — Community Outreach, 21st Annual Woody Guthrie Festival, 2018

Woodyfest 2018: Scott Taylor (Community Outreach)

Scott Taylor Community Outreach

Festival Continues Years-​Long Tradition

This year’s WoodyfestThis is the fif­teenth fea­ture in our Woodyfest 2018 cov­er­age, fea­tur­ing Scott Taylor enter­tain­ing Okemah nurs­ing home res­i­dents. con­tin­ued a long-​standing tra­di­tion of pro­vid­ing acces­si­ble enter­tain­ment through­out the host-​town of Okemah. On , the Reverend Dr. Scott Taylor brought a mix of tra­di­tional and orig­i­nal songs to the Colonial Park Manor nurs­ing home.

Sticking mostly to early 20th-cen­tury cow­boy songs, tra­di­tional folk songs, and spir­i­tu­als, the retired Bartlesville min­is­ter had the audi­ence singing along and clap­ping hands in no time.

Taylor has released five albums, his lat­est being An Acoustic Christmas (), and has won numer­ous acco­lades and awards, includ­ing hon­or­able men­tion in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival’s song­writ­ing con­test. He per­forms reg­u­larly at nurs­ing homes, fes­ti­vals, poetry read­ings, truck stops, cof­fee shops, and var­i­ous Bartlesville venues. Several songs from his album Friends Along the Trail have been fea­tured on the tele­vi­sion show Best of America by Horseback.

— Chris J. Zähller

Gallery: Scott Taylor

Gallery

About Chris J. Zähller

International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.

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