Chip Taylor has had a successful music career spanning more than 60 years, including a 2016 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Originally from Yonkers, New York, Taylor is most noted for writing "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing," a song popularized by the English rock band The Troggs. After giving up music for full-time professional gambling in 1980, Taylor returned to music in 1996 and has found new success within the Americana, folk, and singer-songwriter music scenes. His new album, "Fix Your Words," has a release date set for March 2018. Taylor's music has matured through his career as much as he has, with a lifetime of heart and soul mirrored in every note.
Chip Taylor performs Saturday, March 3, at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 8:30 p.m. $18-$22. abilenebarandlounge.com.