Opera House LIVE is pleased to present Gustafer Yellowgold this Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. For the young in age and the young at heart, Gustafer Yellowgold's Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling.
Also known as Morgan Taylor, he began his musical career as a young teen and has shared bills with such artists as Bob Dylan, WILCO, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Polyphonic Spree, The Breeders, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet,Guided By Voices, Missing Persons and even A Flock Of Seagulls.
Taking a rest from the "normal" world of rock music, Taylor, a self-taught illustrator, began drawing what would become the Gustafer Yellowgold videos as a picture book project in winter 2004.
Since his creation in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times, which described Gustafer as "A cross between 'Yellow Submarine' and Dr. Seuss."
Entertainment Weekly praised "...The most infectious original songs. It's like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid...absurdly appealing. Grade: A."
New York Magazine named Morgan Taylor "Best Kids' Performer" in a recent "Best of New York" issue.
"Mint Green Bee" from Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World was a Grand Prize Winner in the Children's Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Tickets: $5 for kids, $10 for adults, or $20 for the whole family. Get them either at operahouselive.com or at the door. 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown.