Linda Taylor from TV Show Whose Line Is It Anyway talks about getting Jennifer Batten´s auditions, importance of a metronome and music nowadays
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Guitarist Linda Taylor is most known from her work on the TV Show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
Linda has toured, recorded, and/or performed with Tracy Chapman, Maia Sharp, Terri Lyne Carrington, Christopher Cross, Sheila E., Carlos Rios, Edwin McCain, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Richard Perry, Leigh Jones, Kirk Whalum, Namie Amuro, Chante Moore, Wayne Brady, Vesta Williams, Thelma Houston, and others. Linda has also been in several TV house bands including “The Roseanne Show”, “She-TV”, and “Dame Edna”.
She is a frequent film composer, including director Mark Ryan’s “Through The Cracks” and Judy Minor’s “Anatomy Of A Breakup”.
Linda has released two albums. The first, “Pulse”, is an acid jazz instrumental work. Following the events of 2001, Linda released “Sum Blues” with her R&B band Threshold, featuring guest performances by Keb’ Mo’.
IN THIS INTERVIEW WE TALK TO LINDA ABOUT
- Getting the Whose Line Is It Anyway gig
- Jennifer Batten hooking her up with the Whose Line Is It Anyway audition
- Trying to play heavy metal in audition with Wayne Brady
- How the show has evolved, how many instrument her and Laura have on set
- Her thoughts on the SuperBowl half time show
- Meghan Trainor´s “All About the Bass” and Ricky Martin´s “Livin La Vida Loca!”
- Her career so far
- Music Nowadays
I´ve known her since Musicians Institute, way before Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck (Jennifer Batten)
I´ve been doing the show for 16 years, Laura has been doing it for 17 years (Whose Line Is It Anyway)
I follow in Jennifer Batten´s footsteps. I go to auditions Jennifer Batten can´t go to
I´m an analog snob and you won´t see that anywhere near me anytime
I can easily kill 2 hours with soundcheck
I wasn´t able to make a living at this until late twenties
I was a legal secretary full time
Take care of yourself physically.
I´m really not a front man.
I play whatever I have to play
I had a problem with stage fright
Every day is just a struggle to suck less (great quote from her student)
Whose Line forces me to know the latest songs.
Ed Sheeran, David Guetta…What is the essence of it?
I think Meghan Trainor “All about that Bass” is the most charming song i´ve heard in forever
It´s a girls group song, right from the 60´s and they´re totally homaging it!
Always practice with a metronome
I have never been asked to play faster
Getting to a point where you absolutely trust yourself that no matter what you can reach into your wallet of experience and pull something out that works
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Baby Blue” by Linda Taylor