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Eric Taylor (September 25, 1949 – March 9, 2020) was an American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. Taylor was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Taylor's nine solo releases, his songs have been recorded by Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Peter Cooper and many others.

In 2009, Lovett released his second cover album, Natural Forces, and once again included a Taylor song. This time it was "Whooping Crane," from Taylor's 1995 self-titled album.

Taylor died in Austin, Texas of liver disease on March 9, 2020 at the age of 70.


  • Through The Dark Nightly (1976) - [Fair Retail Records, compilation with other Houston songwriters: Bill Cade, Stephen Jarrard, Lynn Langman, Don Sanders]
  • Shameless Love (1981, Featherbed; reissued 2004, Blue Ruby Music)
  • Eric Taylor (1995, Watermelon)
  • Resurrect (1998, E1 Music)
  • Scuffletown (2001, Eminent Records)
  • The Kerrville Tapes (2003, Silverwolf)
  • The Great Divide (2005, Blue Ruby Music)
  • Hollywood Pocketknife (2007, Blue Ruby Music)
  • Live at the Red Shack (2011, Blue Ruby Music)
  • Studio 10 (2013, Blue Ruby Music)
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