Larry Hill Taylor grows up during the 1960s in the historic Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago’s rough and soulful West Side, with almost-famous parents: singer Vera Taylor, his mother; and guitarist Eddie Taylor, his stepfather. He survives family abuse and conflict, gangs, prison, drugs, and the streets. He spends 30 years on stage, drumming and singing and learning the blues from his musical elders as they change people’s hard times to good times.
What happens when Larry starts to lead his own 21st century band? Read Stepson of the Blues: A Chicago Song of Survival, his autobiography from Peaceful Patriot Press, co-authored by his former manager Bonni McKeown. It's probably the first book to deal in depth with the second generation of Chicago blues.