Thursday, September 22, 2011

father [& mother] by taylor maxwell {giveaway}

I couldn't be more excited to bring you this awesome giveaway of Father [& Mother] by Taylor Maxwell!  I first met Taylor and his beautiful wife, Brittany, when they came over to S. Africa in 2007.  We always looked forward to their visits every year when they would bring a team and build a home for orphans.  Taylor has just released a collection of songs titled Father [& Mother], and it's fantastic!  It's one of those albums that you find yourself playing over and over.  As you listen to Taylor's strong voice and the depth of his lyrics, there's a longing to sit and chat with him and hear the story behind each song.  Click here to listen to Father [& Mother] on Bandcamp and you'll see what I mean!

taylor headshot

What inspired you to become a musician?

I have always had this desire to embrace hard things in life creatively, 
and the best way I know how to do that is through music. Music has always found a way in for me and helped me process my life. It always compels me to dream a bit higher and love a bit deeper. I figured I would try my hand at opening that door for others to walk through as well.
 

What inspired you to put together the collection of songs for Father [& Mother]? 
 
I felt like it was time for me to put my self out there in a different way than I ever had before. A way that was more honest than I have before. In the past, songs have sort of been an agenda, or forced a bit. This time I just took songs from different points of my life and let them grow within the context of the studio with the other guys in there recording. There is a personal theme of sonship and parenthood that sort of inspired a lot of these songs... Sometimes I'm reaching out for advice, sometimes I am giving it. 


taylor playing a gig

    What's your favorite part about writing and playing music?

    The best part about writing and playing music is that I mostly get to experience it with other people I really care about. I can write about what matters to me, and I can flesh out songs through collaboration with other people. It's also pretty cool to see someone else's eyes light up when they hear something you have created, and you can tell they really went to that place themselves and discovered something new...

    The Details

    This giveaway is for one copy of Father [& Mother]!  Giveaway is open worldwide and ends September 29th at 9 PM CST when random number generator will choose one winner!

    father [& mother]

    Entries

    1st Entry  Leave a comment letting me know what you like most about music.

    2nd Entry  Become a follower.  If you already are that's fine, too!

    3rd Entry  Tweet and / or share on Facebook the following...

    Enter to win Father [& Mother], a collection of songs by the talented @dtaylormaxwell! #giveaway @jenprice77 http://bit.ly/mP5cII

    4th Entry  Follow @jenprice77 on Twitter.

    5th Entry  Follow @dtaylormaxwell on Twitter.

    6th Entry  LIKE Taylor Maxwell on Facebook.

    Remember to come back here and leave a separate comment for each entry!

    taylor maxwell on the web

    buy father [& mother] on itunes

    listen to father [& mother] on bandcamp

    buy father [& mother] stickers, t-shirts, & cd's

    Taylor will be touring with Mike Murray in the Dallas area at the following venues...
    October 15 ~ Roots Coffeehouse in North Richland Hills, TX, 8-10 PM
    October 16 ~ White Rock Coffee in Dallas, TX
    October 19 ~ Opening Bell Coffee in Dallas, TX, 8 PM


    Comments are now closed.  Congrats to lucky #1, BlissfulE!

    17 comments :

    Elisa | blissfulE said...

    What do I like most about music? Singing or listening changes my mood very quickly if I'm having a hard time.

    bahava said...

    I love music. love the way it fits my mood and puts words to something beautiful. =)

    Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

    I just love how music makes me feel. It lightens my hearts, makes me smile, makes me want to move! :) Great interview. And beautiful music... what a wonderful sound!

    Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

    Already a follower! :)

    Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

    Your friend, Taylor said better than any of us ever could... to dream a bit higher and love a bit deeper!! Man, I can tell I'm going to love his music just by reading what he feels about his music! Thank you for sharing this new find, Jen! Woo hoo!

    Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

    I am already a follower and am so happy about that! blessings ~ tanna

    junglewife said...

    I love how music can enhance my mood. Upbeat music keeps me going when I'm running. Worship music keeps me focused on God. I don't listen to music all the time, but I do enjoy the right music when I want it!

    junglewife said...

    I'm a follower!

    MaryAnne said...

    I love how expressive music is!

    MaryAnne said...

    I follow you =)

    Suz and Allan said...

    Music is something that has always been one of my favorite ways to communicate with God. Praising him through song reaches me spiritually where sometimes just hearing the words spoken can't.

    Suz and Allan said...

    Already following your blog!

    Suz and Allan said...

    Already following you on twitter!

    chelsey.lynn said...

    I love that music is a universal language. It's crazy that one song can be interpreted so many different ways by different people. And how you can also connect with a song in many different stages of life. MUSIC ROCKS!

    chelsey.lynn said...

    Just posted on facebook yo!

    chelsey.lynn said...

    Already follow you giiiiiiirrrlll!!!

    chelsey.lynn said...

    Just 'like'd on facebook! YAY MUSIC!!

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