Otis Taylor


Oral History Information

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Musician, Banjoist

Otis Taylor can remember saving long and hard to purchase his first banjo from a small store in Denver, Colorado as a child.  The instrument led him on a career path of playing blues and roots music that has supported him most of his life.  He picked up the guitar and harmonica and toured the United States and Europe before trying his hand as an antique dealer.  He returned to music full time in 1995 and has recorded several notable albums.  Many NAMM Show attendees remember the performances he has given over the years including at the NAMM Breakfast Session in 2011.