Eight area bands will showcase musical talent in inaugural festival

By by camille m. doty/cdoty@vicad.com
April 18, 2012 at 3 p.m.
Updated April 17, 2012 at 11:18 p.m.

The Scott Taylor Band

The Scott Taylor Band

YOAKUM - Scott Taylor has been involved in the music business since a very young age.

The second-generation musician followed in his father's footsteps to do what he loves - country music.

On Saturday, he will host his first Eat Tail, Suck Head Crawfish Fest.

Eight local singers and bands will perform throughout the day at the Yoakum Gin & Feed. The Scott Taylor Band will be the headliner.

There will also be other food vendors, inflatable jumpers and washer boards for the whole family to enjoy.

"This event has everything going for it because I love crawfish and music," he said.

The lineup includes The Eric Page Band, Majestics, Ron Shumate and Taylor's band from Victoria.

It will also include The Washers, of East Bernard; Matt Thigpen, of Port Lavaca; James & Green, of San Antonio; and The Pale Horses, of Gonzales.

Taylor said the fest is not a contest, but a showcase of the musical talent in the area.

Thigpen, who sings classic country and Texas music, said he's extremely excited to participate in this event.

He added that the festival has a lot of potential.

"This is a great opportunity and it will only grow in the future," Thigpen said.

Some of the bands just formed six months ago and are looking for more exposure. Taylor, a father of two, wants to help aspiring musicians get their big break.

In 1996, Taylor started with the Rhythm of the Road and later performed with Emotions, Badlandz and Husker Row.

Since 2009, he's been working with his current band, who he describes as a band of friends.

Although the crawfish festival is a new concept, Taylor hopes people will come out and support.

"It's going to be some good country music," he said.



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