The Other Half

Currently Taryn has been performing as a duo with the rhythmically consonant drummer, Marty Dodson. The two have a chemistry on stage that is impossible to go unnoticed. The two weave in and out of jazz, funk & soul taking the listener on a musical adventure.

Each performance is different from the last, capturing the mood to the players. The two are not bound by rules, but instead have a desire to express their musical voice and deliver something captivating
every time they play. 
Marty Dodson                                        
Raised in a Southern Baptist church, listening to his grandfather's sermons and his mother's piano playing. "I loved the music at church and when we got home, would beg her to play the boogie woogie." Records at home consisted of gospel, country, bluegrass and early rock-n-roll (Little Richard & Jerry Lee Lewis, of course.) "My familyo bought me a drum set when I was ten and I haven't stopped playing." During his career, as a long time member of Mark Hummel's Blues Survivors, he has toured with virtually every well known blues harmonic player in the world including: James Cotton, Lazy Lester, Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Lee Oskar, James Harman, Charlie Musslewhite, John Mayall, Rod Piazza, and even Huey Lewis!  Marty has studied all the nuances of blues and soul drummers including: Fred Below, S.P. Leary, Francis Clay, and Al Jackson. He has been a veteran touring musician for most of his adult life.