Woodyfest 2018: Scott Taylor (Community Outreach)
Scott Taylor Community Outreach
Festival Continues Years-Long Tradition
This year’s Woodyfest [Sidenote: This 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 festival Friday, 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 (2012), and has won numerous accolades and awards, including honorable mention in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival’s 2007 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.