Published on May 27th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Vintage Trouble’s Ty Taylor On The New “Outside In” Single, George Floyd, Future Plans & More

Known for its bombastic, groove-infested R&B and rollicking retro rock vibe, Vintage Trouble has accomplished plenty in its first 10 years as a band. Beyond scoring international hits, Vintage Trouble has toured alongside Bon Jovi, The Who, AC/DC, Dave Matthews Band and Queen’s Brian May. Its television appearances include The Tonight Show, Austin City Limits, Later… With Jools Holland and the Late Show With David Letterman. Its most recent collection of released songs is 2019’s Chapter II EP.

Vintage Trouble — as comprised of singer Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill and drummer Richard Danielson — released new music this month. “Outside-In” is the quartet’s new social distanced-inspired single. With this urgency driving them from their quarantine quarters, each member of Vintage Trouble recorded his part at home, also filming the recording process and threading it all together over a 48-hour period to create the song and video for “Outside-In.” They will donate proceeds from “Outside-In” to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).

I had the pleasure — and I do say pleasure — of speaking with Ty Taylor via Skype on May 27, 2020. While video was recorded of the full conversation, a Skype-related glitch misplaced the video, only leaving audio with The Hype Magazine. The bottom line is that few performers are as charismatic on-stage as Taylor, yet in hearing this interview with Taylor, you will quickly observe that few performers are also as warm as Taylor. He was alternatingly funny, personable, curious, self-aware and thought-provoking within our 20+ minutes on the phone, never distracted one bit nor low on energy.

Below you’ll find audio from the full chat between Taylor and myself, in addition to the video of embed of “Outside-In” and the amazing 2012 performance of “Blues Hand Me Down” of Vintage Trouble on the Late Show With David Letterman. More on Vintage Trouble is at

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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