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Musician Tip No. 32 - Wayne Taylor

From: WAMU
Series: Musician Tips
Length: :54

Performing tips from Wayne Taylor. Read the full description.

Bgc-logo-bluegold_-prx_small Little did Wayne Taylor ever dream when he learned to play guitar at age 9 in Maiden, N.C. that music would lead him to the sea and a career with the U.S. Navy. His first enlistment (1974-78) took him to Midway Island and Yokosuka, Japan. He attended the School of Music in Little Creek, VA. and was assigned as the lead vocalist and guitarist with the Seventh Fleet’s “Orient Express.” Wayne then earned a Bachelor’s degree in music at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. In 1987 Wayne re-enlisted and launched a new career as the guitar player and lead vocalist with the U.S. Navy’s Country Current band. He retired in March 2008 with 24 years and 7 months of service. He has a new CD, “Dear Mom” and is currently playing with Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie Band.

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Piece Description

Little did Wayne Taylor ever dream when he learned to play guitar at age 9 in Maiden, N.C. that music would lead him to the sea and a career with the U.S. Navy. His first enlistment (1974-78) took him to Midway Island and Yokosuka, Japan. He attended the School of Music in Little Creek, VA. and was assigned as the lead vocalist and guitarist with the Seventh Fleet’s “Orient Express.” Wayne then earned a Bachelor’s degree in music at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. In 1987 Wayne re-enlisted and launched a new career as the guitar player and lead vocalist with the U.S. Navy’s Country Current band. He retired in March 2008 with 24 years and 7 months of service. He has a new CD, “Dear Mom” and is currently playing with Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie Band.