100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this CD benefit CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates): a national charity organization supporting the advocacy of underprivileged, abused and neglected children. CASA operates on a community level through the compassionate hands-on outreach of local community
chapters. Our goal is to raise public awareness and encourage caring individuals and institutions to
volunteer their time and financially contribute to their local comunity chapters of CASA. As a father of
two, and as part of his commitment to community service, and to bringing the joy of music to children,
Taylor presented Strings Attached in a series of interactive educational shows called "American Roots"
(1999-2004) as performed at over 20 Austin-area public schools that exhibited various composers and
musical styles that comprise the "roots" of American music.
Highly skilled as a performer, composer, arranger and producer, Will Taylor’s music challenges,
delights and inspires his listeners. Taylor’s featured credits include 11 years with the Austin Lyric
Opera orchestra and a brief stint with the Turtle Island String Quartet (TISQ.com) landing him an
interview on CBS “Sunday Morning.” He has three nationally released viola jazz recordings: “Reel Life”
(1993 Amazing), “Simple Gifts” (1995 Igmod), and “Live from Austin” (1996 Cymekob), receiving radio
airplay on non-commercial stations throughout the United States, including a soundbyte on the
Weekend Edition of NPR’s All Things Considered. Will Taylor has enjoyed composing, arranging and
presenting many genre-defying musical explorations with his group Strings Attached, including
collaborative efforts with artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Dee Graham, Kelly Willis, 8 1/2
Souvenirs, Michael Fracasso, Kimmie Rhodes, Podunk, Darden Smith, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez
and more. Taylor is constantly expanding his collaborative roster and is ever interested in breaking
new musical boundaries.