Joer's career in film and television includes scores for the hit CBS series Stephen King's Golden Years, the Discovery Channel's SpyTek with Roger Moore, ABC Television's Turning Point, A&E's Spies.... his critically acclaimed music continues to appear on every major American television network, and in numerous feature films.
A full list may be viewed at IMDB.com.
A South Carolina Lowcountry native, Joe moved to New York City and quickly became a first- call session guitarist, with stints on Broadway, as first-chair guitarist for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express, and as music director with Lee Strasburg's Actor's Studio.
This led to a recording contract with RCA Victor, where his instrumental records landed consistently in the Top-Ten position on Billboard and Radio n' Records charts.
The critics say:
"Taylor's music stands out as a fresh twist on the genre." -Entertainment Weekly
"The music soars...like Mike!"- Billboard Magazine (Michael Jordan's Playground)
"A dark and racy spin on the most sophisticated Spy music. -The New York Times
Just Jazz Guitar magazine described his live residency at New York's world famous Living Room as: "a joy to watch."
During his career Joe has worked with an array of artists, including Donna Summer, Al B. Sure!, Keith Diamond, Dave Koz, The Roches, Karla DeVito, Larrie Londin, Bob Babbitt, Kenny Aronoff, Nile Rodgers.........and so on..
On the Classical and Celtic end of the spectrum, he has worked with, as producer, player and arranger:
The Canadian Brass, Angel Romero, James Galway, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Jerry O'Sullivan.
Taylor's hit singles Delphin's Daughter, Built For It and Meet Your Mother at the Rocket are mainstays at Instrumental Radio, and all landed on top of the Billboard and Radio n Records charts.
While maintaining a studio base in NYC, Joe has returned to his native Lowcountry SC, and uses his world-class recording studio Salt Creek Recording, as his base of operations.
Characterized as the “Redneck Jeff Beck” by The Village Voice, a “funky mix of Jeff Beck and Chet Atkins” by Rust Magazine, and “Claptonesque” by The San Diego Troubadour, acclaimed performer and studio guitarist Joe Taylor continues to delight audiences across the country with his fiery, groove- laden shows.
Joe has worked both as guitarist and producer with everyone from Ahmet Ertegun to Dave Koz.... Al B. Sure to Donna Summer.
His solo albums on RCA Victor have achieved critical praise and top charting notoriety, and his chillstep series on RCA as Oracle were club hits....complete with a nod from the Grammys.