Taylor Smith is new to Kansas City from a small town known as Kinston, NC. Competing in IBC to represent Kansas City, and opening this years annual Phoenixfest, he is already making waves! His musical abilities are influenced by a strong gospel background and icons such as Jimi Hendrix, the Allman brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a plethora of others including various jazz, soul and funk artists. High- energy shows featuring groovy and intriguing electric guitar solos is what you can expect from this southern- born musician. Taylor is enjoying Kansas City and looking forward to bringing his unique flavor to the stages of the community.