Pam Taylor & Robert Johnson Jr.
What do you get when you cross two multi-talented, award winning, Charlotte area artists, both surviving troubles from their pasts and now telling their stories together in song…with a beautiful, “written in the stars” love story to boot? You get Stolen Hearts!
Pam Taylor and Robert Johnson Jr. have stolen each other’s hearts and are now stealing the hearts of fans, young and old, everywhere! Together, this dynamic duo is well on their way straight to the top and it’s no wonder with what these two have accomplished as individual artists!
Take a look at Robert Johnson Jr. , former founding member and front-man of local Charlotte area band, Moses Jones.
Like his namesake, Robert Johnson Jr. has been to the crossroads and his songs illustrate his journey from the roots of his Westside Charlotte upbringing, to the spotlight of the Charlotte music scene. His songs reflect the days of his youth and also what every songwriter strives to do, tell a story.
Having never had a single musical lesson Robert Johnson Jr. was given his first "real" 6 String Guitar at age 10. Rarely did one see him without it. Hard work and devotion to his personal responsibilities and his God given inner musical drive has given us this talented, humble man who now, since realizing that his dream is coming true, wants to tell us thru his original songs, the stories that make him Robert Johnson Jr.
Robert has come a long way in a short time. His fans are numerous and talent attracts a wide range of people with a wide range in age. So, what is this overnight phenomenon that is growing like kudzu that people call "Dirty Southern Soul Music? Well, it's that kind of jazzy, folk rock that tells you experiences and true stories that the writer of the songs wants to share with you and you can shake your hips and bite your lip and still understand the words! And what's so special about Robert Johnson Jr.? It's in his blood. He owns it. He writes it, he plays it, and he sings it.
Winner for Best Male Rock Artist 2014 Queen City Music Awards
Winner for Best Singer/Songwriter 2014 Charlotte Music Awards
Nominated for Best Rock Male 2013 Carolina Music Awards
Nominated for Best Rock Male 2013 Queen City Music Awards
Feature in Americana Rhythm Music Magazine June 2014 Issue
Chosen for Georgia’s Outlaw Nation USA Battle of the Bands 2014
2014 Raw Natural Born Artist
Feature in Alternate Root Magazine June Issue 2014
Aint No Man is currently the theme song for “Huntin The World Southern Style” a reality show on the Outdoor Channel
Snow Jams Artist of The Year 2015
"Robert Johnsons " Ain’t No Man " has all the elements of classic southern rock welded together with that backwoods soul guaranteed to make your muddy boots stomp and your fist punch through an old rusted shed door" - Jared Sagal ROCKERRAZZI
“If music is about telling stories and the ability to make people feel, then talented singer / songwriter / composer Robert Johnson Jr., is well on his way to changing the game. As the creator of what he calls “Dirty Southern Soul Music”, Robert’s songs are blended into a jazzy, funky folk rock, sound that moves the crowd! One of the midatlantic regions most sought after performers, Robert’s music and stage presence attracts a wide audience of people of all ages and backgrounds. He is rapidly making a name for himself. He is also the #2 Ranked Americana / Soul / Blues Band in the region according to Reverbnation.com! Be sure to catch them in a city near you as they are making BIG NOISE on the road this summer and fall!!! “- James Caldwell, The Caldwell Group, Founder, Mid-Atlantic Music Conference / NoDA Musicfest
"Why is it every time I hear Robert Johnson Jr. I'm grinning like a fool and hitting the replay button more than once? This man has serious music skills, whether he's writing, singing or playing a song. Heads up and ears open for this one, music aficionados."- She D’ambrosio My Daddy O Radio
“Robert Jr. samples liberally from the styles of the south easing into a slow blue groove, raw folk blues, soul painted with a brush of the blues and fiery electric blues of the raise-the-roof variety.” – Danny McCloskey, The Alternate Root Magazine
And if that wasn’t enough…take a look at Pam Taylor
She is a Singer /Songwriter/Guitar player from a small town in South Carolina, who is also 3rd generation musician. Her grandfather is a singer/guitar player and her father also plays the saxophone. She grew up singing, playing piano, writing and often performed in plays and with choral groups. At age 18, her father gave her her first guitar, a Washburn acoustic, in which she taught herself how to play. After discovering she had a knack for songwriting as well, she hasn't looked back. This has been a life-long dream of Taylor who has shared the stage with such artists as Los Lobos, Trampled Under Foot, Tommy Castro, Debbie Davies, Kofi Burbridge, Deanna Bogart, Elvin Bishop and Deborah Coleman…and that’s just to name a few! It's no wonder she's making waves, in only 2 years on music scene the expressive singer already has multiple nominations and wins for Best Blues Band, Best Female Rock Artist, Best songwriter, Best Vocalist, Best Blues Rock Release (Hot Mess) from the Carolina's all the way across the pond. Her debut release, Hot Mess, is getting worldwide airplay and the title track was even noted by USA Today as being one of their top 10 intriguing tracks. Her high energy live performances are drawing the attention of fans everywhere.
WINNER 2012 Charlotte Music Awards for "Best Female Rock Band" and "Best Blues Band"
Voted Created Loafing Magazines Readers pick for " Best Local Songwriter"
1st Runners Up in the 2012 Charlotte Blues Society Talent Competition
Nominated for Best Rock Female 2013 - Carolina Music Awards
WINNER Best Rock Female 2013- Queen City Music Awards
Nominated for Best Rock/Blues Release 2013 - The Blues 411 "Jimi" Awards
Nominated for Best Female Singer 2013- Severn FM.com "Doc's" Awards
WINNER for Best Female Rock 2014- Carolina Music Award
WINNER for Best Female Rock Artist of the Year 2014- Queen City Music Award
Nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year 2014- Artist Music Guild Heritage Award - Top 5 Finalist*
Pam graces the cover of a special Women In Blues Edition of Blues-E-News Magazine
Her debut CD "Hot Mess" has topped several music charts including
#1 in Blues on Roots Music Report
#3 on Sirius XM BB King's Bluesville
#25 on Living Blues Charts
Nominated for Blues/Rock Release " The Jimi Awards"
Available for sale on Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes
Pam also has her own station on Pandora
Here's what others have to say about her release:
“In short: An energetic, contemporary blues album, made by very good and passionate musicians. The 'Rising Star' Pam Taylor from the small town in South Carolina is breaking boundaries in several respects. A must have!”
“Pam Taylor is an explosive cheerful singer gifted with an enviable liveliness. She has a remarkable talent that goes further up the average of different singers that today fill the stages and even take up hits and sales lists. Miss Taylor and his band enliven southern blues recording market, thanks to their genuine vibrant way of approaching and perform this musical genre, and they do it from the most festive vigorous way you can imagine. - Vicente P. Zumel, La Hora Del Blues
“As soon as you hear Pam Taylor, you know she’s got one of those take-no-prisoners voices with the attitude to match. But, the more you listen to her, you can see that she goes waay deeper than her tough-chick exterior, with a softer side that’ll draw you in along with her. Such is the case with her latest release, “Hot Mess,” which includes nine originals and a smoldering cover of “I’d Rather Go Blind.” ”
“That ever growing group of young women that are making a splash in the blues pool has another well qualified participant. Her name is Pam Taylor. Had you not heard of her yet, give it some time... and I'm thinking a very short time, at that. Talent like this can't stay a secret too long. Click the link below the rest of the review”
Both, Pam and Robert believe in giving back…
They have each donated their time and talents to many local charities and benefits. Back in December, 2012, Pam, along with help from the community, other local musicians and the Hendrick Family, was able to raise over 10k for her best friend’s autistic son. The benefit was called A Voice For Conner. The money raised went to supply Conner with a device called Dynavox, which helps him to communicate. Most recently, Pam volunteered her time to spend mentoring and teaching girls how to find their own voice at Girls Rock –Charlotte.
Pam with her Girls Rock Charlotte campers
Robert donating a signed Cajon to the family at the Lake Wylie Children’s Charity
Robert’s former band, Moses Jones performed for many Children’s Charities including Kids Rock Charlotte and Lake Wylie Children’s Charities. Both continue to give back whenever they can. They have big plans in the works for their local community in Lancaster, SC where there is a huge need and hunger from local citizens for art and music.
New music is on the way as well from these two. So in the meantime…get out to a live show… that’s the only way to hear the new sound as they work on recording their collaborations. Theirs is one show you don’t want to miss. The love they have for each other and for the music they make are apparent and you will leave feeling a renewed sense of true love and happiness. You can also enjoy the music they’ve produced during their individual careers on iTunes, CD Baby, and Pam just scored her on Pandora station. Overall this lovely couple is the epitome of southern charm, down-to-earth and as genuine as their music. You can’t help but be won over. The Universe is wide open for these two powerhouse performers so stay tuned