will be shutting down Monday, October 29, 2018.

It's with great sadness that I announce that Syracuse Bands will be shutting down at the end of this month. It's been awesome building and managing this site since 2005. Through the years I've been proud to host this site for all local musicians and helping to promote them. However, over the last handful of years, there have been fewer users on the site, and more bands are joining other platforms with a larger audience. These, along with a few other reasons, I've decided to close down the site.

Thank you all for using the site and being a part of Syracuse Bands.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out -

-Chris Gmyr (Site Admin)

October 15th, 2018

Paul Taylor

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Syracuse Bands - Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor has been performing music all over the Eastern United States for nearly three decades.

A veteran of the Central New York music scene, winner of the 2008 SAMMY award for best country artist and New York State Country Music Hall of Honor inductee, Paul frequently performs throughout the CNY area as a solo artist.

Prior to going solo, Paul performed along side multi-grammy nominee and IBMA award winning artist Doug Bartlett (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band) in the Duo IInd Chance.

An accomplished guitarist and dynamic vocalist, his original compositions are melodically simple with a strong emphasis on timbre and tonality.

Stylistically, his songs are a blend of contemporary bluegrass, folk, country and the "country rock" sound made popular by groups like The Eagles, Firefall, America and Pure Prairie League in the 1970's.

You can catch Paul's solo act throughout the CNY area, where he performs cover songs from several styles of music including, classic rock, modern rock, alternative, southern rock, country, folk, bluegrass, blues and motown.

Paul is available for Live Venues and Private Parties and Functions. For booking and availability or private lessons, please email Paul at