by Andrew Dansby | Houston Chronicle | March 9, 2020
An accidental Houstonian, Eric Taylor arrived in the city in 1970 with no money and no prospects and no plans to stay, only to become a treasured and crucial part of Houston’s storied folk music scene.
Taylor was a writer of great depth and intensity who left no space for unneeded words. Tall and glowering, he cut an intimidating figure and was difficult to impress, but he could also be a nurturing mentor. Lyle Lovett – who covered several Taylor songs and also co-wrote with him – once described him as “a real teacher for me.”