Tim Taylor: Vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
Evelyne Taylor: Vocals, acoustic guitar, bass

"Evelyne Taylor's voice particularly stayed with me long after The Banded Geckos left the stage... one immediately starts searching for comparisons when hearing a talented female folk singer; Joan Baez, Judy Collins, or Emmy Lou Harris, but Taylor has her own crisp sound that steers clear of imitation..."

TerryHagerty,"Kerrville Daily Times" review of The Kerrville Folk Festival


Evelyne and Tim Taylor dreamed up The Banded Geckos back in 1980 when their enthusiasm for making music with friends become a professional passion! Having released their first album in 1984, The Banded Geckos trace their history back to the renowned Houston folk club, Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant. Along with fellow Fair, folkies Nanci Griffith, and Lyle Lovett., the Geckos cut their teeth in Texas where they thrived for 15 Years, before pulling up roots for Santa Fe, New Mexico. Along the way, Tim and Evelyne Taylor crafted boxfulls of songs from the jumping swing genre to ballads of the heart. Their fourth and newest CD, "Gecko Canyon" has garnered rave reviews in the U.S., Europe, and Australia with fourteen new songs from the Taylor team. New Mexico master fiddler Grey Howell rounds out the trio with soulful fiddle leads, hot banjo licks, and deadpan humor.

The Geckos have toured the Southwest over the years and performed many festivals including the Kerrville Folk Festival — nine appearances on the main stage, the Houston International Festival, the Smoky Hill River Festival (Salinas, Kansas), the Silverton Jubilee Folk Festival (Colorado). the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown (Colorado) and others. In the summer of 1997 they had the pleasure of opening for the Lyle Lovett tour in New Mexico. With poignant original ballads and some jumpin' jive from the 1930s, The Banded Geckos guarantee to bring a smile to the hearts of their listeners with toe tapping rhythm and spirited honesty in their writing!