Concerts

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GLENN TAYLOR ORCHESTRA @ DAZZLE | TUE., 7/23/13 Rarely is the pedal steel used outside of country music, but Glenn Taylor is one of the few who takes the instrument to completely different places, especially when he's playing with folks like Ron Miles or Matt Skellenger. While Taylor explores jazz, Afro pop, ska and electronica on his excellent self-titled debut, in a live setting he'll travel other routes, as well. With his orchestra, he's surrounded himself with some other great players, including guitarist Roger Green, saxophonist Paul Riola and bassist Kim Stone.

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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