Smythe & Taylor
Gary Taylor is the songwriting engine behind the folk vocal duo, Smythe and Taylor. Since the tender age of 5, Gary has been entertaining audiences starting on the ukulele, piano, and most frequently, the guitar. He plays a picking style akin to Doc Watson, and cut his teeth on Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul, and Mary, and The Beach Boys. His musical partner and vocal anchor, TC Smythe, was born on Bob Dylan's birthday, but fortunately, sounds much more like Alison Krauss. However, she acts like Tom Lehrer, depending on the time of day.
Both singers developed harmony early on. As a teenager, TC sang bass for the ladies barbershop chorus, "The Sweet Adelines", and Gary sang with "The Marshmellos" of John Marshall High School (the home of the Fightin' Lawyers!) in Cleveland, Ohio.
This love of vocal synergy is evident in the work brought to life by producer Jim Ratts on their latest CD release, "Things Have Changed".
Before they were professional musicians, they had some pretty weird jobs! Once upon a time, Gary worked as a mushroom picker in Ohio, and TC used to sell storm doors and windows in the deserts of far West Texas.

By 1999 they had been working in the same office building for the same oil and gas firm for 5 years and didn't even know it, but today, they have 17 years and 10 CDs between them.
Although they now live 1000 miles apart, clients and fans still call on them to play in house concerts and listening rooms all over the world. For one or the other, every single show is a 'tour' requiring 2000 miles of travel, made much easier by maintaining two sets of Gibson and CA guitars.
Miscellaneous Kudos
HoustonSongwriter's Association
Lyric Winner
Folk Champion
American Songwriter Magazine - Lyric winner
Houston Songwriter's Association
"Songwriter of the Year"
Houston Acoustic Jammies - "Best Original Song"
HFBSA -"Songwriter of the Year"
HFBSA -"Song of the Year"
HFBSA "Song of the Year" 
HFBSA Lifetime Achievement
Academy of Texas Music "My Texan" Award
HFBSA "Songwriter of the Year"
Academy of Texas Music - Nominee "Songwriter of the Year"
Woody Guthrie Award - Winner
Academy of Texas Music
Nominee "Female Vocalist of the Year"
Nominee "Vocal Duo of the Year"
Nominee "Song of the Year"
Nominee "Songwriter of the Year"
Winner "Vocal Duo of the Year"
Academy of Texas Music
Winner "Popular Song of the Year"