Taylor, Wayne (Appaloosa)


  • From Conover, North Carolina.
  • Began playing guitar at age 9.
  • 1971-1973, first bluegrass band was called East Maiden Express.
  • 1974-1978, his first stint with the Navy. After his discharge, he finished his education, earning a degree in music therapy.
  • 1987-2008, re-joined the Navy, sang lead and played guitar with the U.S. Navy Band Country Current (21 years).
  • He has performed for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George.W. Bush.
  • 2007-8, recorded and performed with Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band.
  • 2008, formed his own band, Appaloosa.
  • 2017, released a country album”Wayne Taylor’s Great American Country Band” (Raincoe).