Saturday, February 2nd
11:00am / doors at 10:00am
Children (12 & under): $8
Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times, which described Gustafer as “A cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.”Entertainment Weekly praised “…The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid…absurdly appealing. Grade: A.” New York Magazine named Morgan Taylor “Best Kids’ Performer” in a recent “Best of New York” issue. “Mint Green Bee” from Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wild World was aGrand Prize Winner in the Children’s Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
The award-winning Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD sets include Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wild World, Gustafer Yellowgold’s ‘Have You Never Been Yellow?,’ Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock. The highly anticipated fifth set,Gustafer Yellowgold’s Year In The Day, was released in April 2012.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Morgan Taylor moved to New York City in 1999, residing there for a decade while honing his songwriting skills and establishing himself as a successful sound engineer. He has released several CDs, including the 70-song box set, Box of Monster.
Beginning as a young teen in the ’80s in various musical groups, Taylor has a long and varied musical history that has seen him sharing bills with such artists as Bob Dylan, WILCO, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Polyphonic Spree, The Breeders, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet, Guided By Voices, Missing Persons and even A Flock Of Seagulls!
Taking a rest from the “normal” world of rock music, Taylor, a self-taught illustrator, began drawing what would become the Gustafer Yellowgold videos as a picture book project in winter 2004.
Photo by Erin Patrice O’BrienGustafer himself is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions ofGustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock. In addition to touring nationally to arts centers, children’s museums, theaters and music venues, Gustafer has ventured abroad for performances in the U.K and even Korea!
The Gustafer Yellowgold Arts Enrichment Program was launched in 2011, bringing educational and creative experiences to children in libraries and schools.
Taylor’s other projects have included playing bass for The Autumn Defense(featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone from Wilco) and a recording project with Tony Award winning songwriter Duncan Sheik.
Morgan Taylor is married with two sons and lives in the Catskill Mountains. Morgan and his wife, singer/songwriter Rachel Loshak, founded Apple-Eye Productions for release of Gustafer Yellowgold projects.