Born James Walter Taylor, Jr. to proud parents, James and Sheila Taylor on January 18, 1988, JJ was destined for greatness. JJ’s father, James, had his first on-stage experience when he was only twelve years old. He shared the stage with country star, Tommy Cash, the brother of the late, Johnny Cash. Over the years JJ’s father played both solo, and with bands like, Hot Ice Unlimited. He played dozens of local cable shows; after joining the Navy, he played solo acoustic sets all over the globe! JJ’s mother comes from a talented family as well. She had relatives tracing back to the early 1900s in bluegrass bands and jazz bands. Although Sheila never played music professionally, she does sing incredibly well, and even played clarinet during her school years. With talented parents and relatives, it is safe to assume that JJ comes by his talent naturally.
JJ Taylor has been playing music professionally since he was twelve years old. He has played with many bands off and on over the years including: Opposites Attract, un-Known Chaos, Captain Bartholomew and the Water Pistol Bandits, The Captain and the Kid, Infinite Sound Supply, and, currently, he is playing in the studio as well as touring with Camvall Entertainment recording/ touring artists: Bourbon Highway. JJ fronts the band as lead vocalist and guitarist. During his time with Opposites Attract, the band took second place at Musicians Against Meth: Battle of the Bands, earned a blue ribbon at 4-H Share the Fun All County Talent Show, and JJ also set in as a studio musician on a Fred Taylor Furniture (no relation) commercial that was played at the world famous, Country Fever Music Festival in Pryor, OK. Just after his final show with un-Known Chaos, JJ had a guest spot on Okmulgee, Oklahoma’s country radio station KOKL where he performed his hit, “Phone Call Goodnight.” During his time with Infinite Sound Supply, JJ experienced such feats as opening for red-dirt greats: No Justice and Brandon Clark Band, as well as playing at world famous: Cain's Ballroom! Infinite Sound Supply placed second in a National Battle of the Bands held at Flytrap Music Hall in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma! JJ has also set in with such bands as Southern Bound who opened for Miranda Lambert in Lincoln, Arkansas, and he has even jammed with the likes of blues sensation, Locus!
JJ has been writing poetry and music for twelve years! He runs a small recording studio and talent booking agency, and he shares his passion for music both with fans, as well as with fellow musicians in their quest to expand their musical and performing talents to a greater audience.
JJ has come to find his true passion for music in this amazing red dirt band known as Bourbon Highway!