I got my first guitar in 1975. Love at first strum. Played my first paid professional gigs in 1979. Ever since then I've played pretty much anywhere that would have me, from living rooms to the Kennedy Center. Currently I play all over Northern Colorado and Southeast Wyoming in breweries, clubs, farmers markets, private parties, art openings, poetry gatherings, churches and more. You can catch me solo, or in my favorite duo, Taggart & Silas, or as lead guitarist in Paul Chet and the Whiskey Chickens, and sitting in with those friends who will still tolerate a few mistakes in exchange for cold beer.
|City Star Brewing, Berthoud, CO 12/2015|
|Taggart & Silas, Avo's 5/2015|
I do appreciate the support of those who listen to and love live, local music. You've given me a reason to do this for a good long time and I don't get tired of playing for you. I hope to see you all soon...
|Paul Chet and the Whiskey Chickens, Avo's 5/2015|
“As for Taggart, his release "Falling All the Way," has a more rootsy and jaunty sound, flavored by guitars, mandolin, banjo and dobro...Taggart is a smart, economical songwriter. He also has a knack for getting right to the troubled heart of a matter, as the CD's title track and "What Tomorrow Will Be Missing" reveal. All is not sorrow and anguish, though. In a calm, somewhat husky voice that occasionally brings John Hartford to mind, Taggart conjures other moods as well, with a thoroughly smitten love song ("County Fair/Apple Blossom") and a vivid portrait of a first and lasting impression ("Missing You All My Life)."”