Gene Taylor is the piano player from the Original Blasters, and he most recently played with them on the 2002-2003 reunion tour. For 13 years (1993-2006), he played keys as a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Last Year, Gene relocated to Belgium to start a full time solo career. His most recent solo album was released in 2003 on the Pacific Blues label called Gene Taylor.
For the 2007 Holiday season, Gene planned a tip to Los Angeles to visit with friends and do a few shows with his old part time combo - The Gene Taylor / Bill Bateman duo. Bill Bateman was the Original Blasters drummer from 1979-1992. John Bazz was soon added on bass and a variety of blues guitar players were going to be invited to sit in at low-key shows at local bars. Gene came up with the idea of inviting Dave Alvin, but with Dave's busy schedule, no one expected him to be available. But to every