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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Willy Tea Taylor's Songwriting Method: "When I Wake Up I Like To Smoke Some Grass."

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I know you are busy between touring, the Good Luck Thrift Store Outlet and being at home with your children. But do you have any new projects in the works?

I am making a new solo album to be released in the early spring. I got a chance to play with some really amazing people on the record and bring some of my old songs to light in a way.

Are you working with a record label?

Blackwing Pencils. Actually, they are a new label and pencil company. It's one of the greatest pencils in the world. Steinbeck wrote all of his novels with these pencils, and all the Looney Toons were drawn with them. Neil Young used to write songs with these pencils. I love this pencil. And it's kind of the epitome of preservation too, the pencil.

Between folk music, cattle ranching and baseball, you really come across as an all-American figure.

[Laughs] I don't know about that. I think they are things of the past. I notice that cattle ranching and even finding conversation anymore are a thing of the past. I like the preservation of things. I like collecting old things and keeping them alive. I decided to become a folk singer and hit the road, instead of a cattle rancher -- and even cattle ranching in my life isn't even close to what it was. But, I like to preserve it all so people know what it feels like.

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