Live: Kim Taylor at Turf Club, Minneapolis
I wasn't there to cover Greg Laswell, but I'll quicky mention that he does a sad and depressing version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", possibly closer to the original Robert Hazard song (I only found out this little detail when I saw Wakey! Wakey! a few nights later and Mike Grubbs does the same sad version, but explained it in details). Laswell's backup band was Harper Blynn (who also played a set prior to Laswell's appearance).
Speaking of girls, Kim Taylor opened up the show. From my notes, I think she started the set with a song from her first album, followed by "Anchor Down", which is from her latest album, Little Miracle.
Her set was pretty short, I think only six or seven songs were played. She also seems really shy, hardly talking (and if she is, she's mumbling to herself).
♥ Kim Taylor at the Turf Club
My favorite of the night was "Fruit of My Labor", which was a song written for her immigrant uncle. I don't think I need to tell you that it's about hard labor and picking fruits and dreaming that American dream of opportunity. You can find that song on her new album, Little Miracle, which I did get a chance to briefly listen to. It's acoustic folk and like most folk songs, they tell wonderful little stories. You can pick up the album digitally at the usual location, but I like bandcamp.