Admin Post Meagan Taylor is, as I understand it, Chet Atkins’ Great Niece, and has caught my attention after seeing a YouTube video of her performing. Now, the world is full of people that play Chet’s style, including yours truly, but Meagan Taylor strikes me as having an attribute to her playing that is not all that common among Chet pickers; she has the evenness that her Great Uncle had. Chet always came across as being in absolute control of his guitar and the sound coming therefrom, and I always felt that contributed greatly to his appeal, as a player. Meagan Taylor has this same control and it sets her apart. I also noticed that when she was playing, there was a look of concentration on her face that makes it apparent that she is 100% mentally present when she plays. I came away with the impression that she has a deep understanding of what she is playing, and is not merely copying the playing, but also has the comprehension of how and why these arrangements work. She has recorded with Jason Coleman, who is Floyd Cramer’s grandson. I guess this prove that lightning can strike twice, because the pairing works just as well for their generation as it did when Chet and Floyd were making music, back in the ‘60s. Just to make it more amazing, she has three children to care for, so it’s not like she can spend her every moment practicing. I was really pleased to discover that there is a member of Chet’s family that is following in his footsteps. Judging by her playing and the expression on her face when plays, it seems likely that she would be an interesting player to talk to.