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Levitt Amp wraps up with rock ‘n’ roll band

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For the final Levitt Amp concert, a “soulful, funky, rock n’roll” band will be coming to Gallup. Or at least that’s how Taylor Scott describes his band, the Taylor Scott Band.

Scott started playing gigs when he was 14, but he actually picked up a guitar for the first time when he was only 9 years old.

After growing up in Wyoming, Scott joined blues legend Otis Taylor on tour, spending four years touring internationally. But Scott said it was his desire to create his own music and tour under his own name that made him come back to the U.S. and start his own band.

Scott said he’s excited to come to Gallup for the first time.

“I’ve never been to Gallup, I’ve only ever been to Santa Fe, so I’m excited to see a new part of New Mexico,” Scott said. “Every music event I’ve ever played at or been at in New Mexico has been a damn blast with super good crowds and a lot of energy, so I’m hoping that’s the vibe [in Gallup.]”

Scott said one of his favorite things about performing is the fact that he’s able to bring people together with his music.

“Aside from just playing on stage, it’s the community of it. People kind of open up to have a good time,” Scott said.

Scott’s latest album “The Hang” is due to release soon. “Talk to Me” is one of the first singles off the album, and it can be streamed on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music, or anywhere else music is streamed.

The Taylor Scott band will be playing the final show of the Levitt Amp Concert Series on July 30. The concert starts at 6 pm at the Courthouse Square. The event is free to the public.

By Molly Ann Howell
Sun Correspondent