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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Dead Fingers to Play the Bottletree in Birmingham
Dead Fingers to Play the Bottletree in Birmingham on Friday, June 29th
"Heavenly..." USA Today
Kate Taylor and Taylor Hollingsworth have joined hand in hand and started a band. The Alabama duo are recently married they just recorded their first full length with Bruce Watson (RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Iggy and the Stooges, AA Bondy), that was released by Big Legal Mess/ Fat Possum Records. You might know Taylor from previous solo albums or bands but most likely from Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. He was the guitar player who wrote and sang “Snake Hill” and “Air Mattress” on the album Outer South. If you've seen Maria Taylor play then you have most likely seen Kate in her band either playing keys, drums, or bass, and most importantly, harmonizing the soft, beautiful background melodies.
They return from a midwest tour to play the Bottletree on Friday, June 29th.
Kate and Taylor started joining one another on stage in 2005 and began playing together around 2008 in what became Dead Fingers. While they write songs separately, they come together to collaborate musically when they are complete. “The name came from a children’s hand trick I showed Taylor one night, and it just stuck…just seemed cool,” Kate explained. The band has been praised in publications like USA Today, Oxford American, SPIN, AOL Spinner and many more.