John Taylor

We remember John Taylor–one of my closest friends and a pivotal figure in the success of “Talking Animals”–who lost his valiant battle against kidney cancer Aug. 20, at age 49.

A truly multi-talented artist, John devised the Talking Animals logo, created (& until November, maintained) the show website, designed both the poster and t-shirt for the first Talking Animals Festival, etc.–he was also a gifted, prolific singer-songwriter-guitarist who recorded 14 albums; we hear one of his songs, “Beyond The Cloudy Vale.” (He performed on my KUCI music radio show in 2005, pictured here.)