Since ’91, Taylor has been rocking the clubs of Lafayette in his band The Roebucks, putting out vintage twang mixed with backwoods rock and roll. The Robbie Taylor Trio (with Jeff Leblanc and Shannon May) will pay tribute to Buddy Holly on Jan. 28 at the Wild Salmon as they host a night in honor the man and his music. Expect over 30 songs that Buddy Holly either wrote or popularized in the years 1956-1959.
PLAYING FAVORITES WITH ROBBIE TAYLOR
Favorite guilty pleasure record from the 1980s?
Tainted Love by Soft Cell.
Worst gig ever?
VFW Hall in Judice for a Singles Dating Party. We couldn’t bring our own beer in, so drank out back.
If you crossed Buddy Holly with Danzig who or what would you get?
A Wholly Bugger.
Quickest way to seriously offend Robbie Taylor?
If you don’t trust me, I’m going to have to lie to you.
Young, Old, or 30-something Elvis?
Come back Elvis. By that time he’d realized the career mistakes he’d made, but he was still badass.
What brand of cigarettes is hardest on your vocal chords?
If you were an old car what year, make and model would Robbie Taylor be?
1969 Chevelle SS 396.