Your Hosts Karen Mal and Will TaylorPull the shades down to sleep late after a night of music
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Home is situated on 4 acres of lush land 12 miles south of downtown on 4 acres. Relax in a country setting away from the traffic and hustle and bustle.

Free wifi
Free kitchen use
Cooked Meals Available

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Home is on 4 green acres of land with 2 gardens.
Access to meditation space for quiet time or yoga
We host a live concert series on our land. So depending on when you're here, you may get to take in the show.
We have a few board games.

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Meditation building
Firepit and song circle area

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We love to visit or let you keep to yourself.
We'll even play you a short live concert as part of your stay.

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You can checkout our music by googling Will Taylor & Strings Attached


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Couple of things: we have 1 cat and there are chickens on the property.
Please consider this before you book.

We considered ourselves to be pretty laid back before starting this adventure but the list below shows that some are more laid back than we are!! We are only listing the following rules because each have occurred and we felt that they needed to be addressed. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding anything! Thank you

-DO NOT BRING PEOPLE INTO OUR HOME THAT WERE NOT PART OF YOUR ORIGINIAL RESERVATION. This included prostitutes, people you meet in a bar, and any random strangers. It's incredibly rude, unsafe, and disrespectful to the homeowners. You will be immediately made to leave if this should occur.
-Absolutely NO SMOKING inside home. If you smoke outside please dispose of cigarette butts in the appropriate locations.
-No Pets

-We do not mind using our washer and dryer, just be courteous of how much use.
-Please be courteous to others sleeping in the house and turn down all noise by 9:30 pm.
-Please be courteous of our belongings.

- if you would like to use our kitchen or hang out in the living room that's fine just check in with us. It's generally being used by us in the morning between 7 AM and 9 AM, at lunch, and between five and seven. We do serve just check in with us.


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โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Carlos
กรกฎาคม 2017
Everything was great. The place is very nice and quiet. Great host. Great value.

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Brenda
มีนาคม 2017
Great and peaceful place! It was a pleasure to spend the weekend in this friendly community!

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Kate
พฤศจิกายน 2016
It was really warm and welcoming everyone was very friendly

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Tori
ตุลาคม 2016
My boyfriend & I stayed in Will's private room in his home for 1 week. He was out of town when we checked in but when we met him towards the end of our stay, he was very nice & welcoming! The property is quiet and has a very country feel to it. The room itself was large & the windows allowed a lot of natural light to come in during the day, which was great. We did not feel that the room was very private, though. There were a few occasions when we would leave, come back a couple of hours later & the closet door in the room was standing wide open. After the first time we didn't really feel comfortable leaving too many things in the room.

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Thomas
มีนาคม 2016
Will was a very welcoming and accommodating host. He has a fairly busy schedule but he always made time to communicate with me. I had never been to Austin before so I had many questions. I got to enjoy breakfast with his friends and family numerous times. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay very long but very much enjoyed my time on the commune. Ideal if you are interested in the South Austin experience. The commune is quiet and secluded from the city but not prohibitively far. If you have a car, that would be great but there's a bus line that will take you right into the heart of downtown.

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Audra
กุมภาพันธ์ 2016
I immediately had a sense of what South Austin life is like. Will and Karen were very understanding of my busy schedule. I came and went as I pleased as if it were my own home. Thanks again!

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Sarah
ธันวาคม 2015
This was my first experience with air bnb and I stayed for nearly a month. Will and Karen are very warm, kind people and their daughter is a well mannered bundle of sweetness. They were very respectful of my space.

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โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Will

Strings are my thing. I'm a professional violinist, composer, arranger and concert producer living in a beautiful luscious space. Love meeting new folks!

To see a stunning video about the land we're located on, just or youtube this "the land of strings on grass austin texas"

Checkout our music by googling or spotifying Will Taylor & Strings Attached.


Life is about being present, experiencing what the moments have to offer.

Who am I?

I'm Will Taylor. I arrived in Austin in 1973 and spent summers swimming at Barton Springs, played shirtless in the garden of the infamous Armadillo World Headquarters, lived two blocks from the Rome Inn where Stevie Ray Vaughan played the blues weekly.

I graduated from Austin High and studied viola performance at the UT School of Music in 1987 while playing jazz fusion in 6th street clubs on the weekend.

The music scene has drastically changed since I was a kid growing up at UT's married student housing next to Tom Miller dam.

My jazz string quartet, an early incarnation of Strings Attached, was invited to play at the keynote of the 1988 SXSW music festival.

I've lived briefly in other places, but I'm still convinced that Austin is one of the coolest places to make a life.

What is my past musical background?

I play the the viola, violin, guitar, and piano, more or less in that order. I started on the viola when I was 10; I was intrigued by its lack of popularity. I asked the orchestra teacher which instrument is the most ignored, and that was that. I took up the guitar a couple years later because my Dad had bought 6 months of lessons for my brother, who pretty much quit after the first couple lessons. I didn't want the remaining 5 months' worth to go to waste. The violin and the piano just naturally followed.

I've played for 21 years in the Austin Lyric Opera Pit orchestra, played with orchestras all over Texas, toured the U.S. and Canada with my own Jazz group in the 90's, and the Turtle Island ( jazz) String Quartet.

If I had to choose just one hat to wear, I'd call myself primarily a jazz violist. Which is funny because I was such a reluctant jazz student initially. I kept bringing in all these folk and classical guitar pieces to my teacher. Around age 15, and without warning, my high school orchestra teacher forced me to improvise a blues solo with the stage band before a live audience. I broke through the wall, and was on fire about jazz from then on.

Musicians or persons who have heavily influenced your musical style and abilities?

These artists especially because they never wore the straitjacket of any particular genre...

Pat Metheny, Oregon, Stephane Grapelli, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Luc Ponty, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.

Why Strings Attached?
I wanted a vehicle for my composing and arranging that wouldn't require being on the road all the time. I wanted to be around for my kids, and of course to be able to support them. I didn't have any idea back then how much work it would be to produce a concert series from the ground up. But the idea of collaborating with amazing, locally popular folk artists in a way that would intermingle with my jazz and classical sensibilities was really exciting to me. Strings Attached has become a musical playground for me, where folk and jazz and rock and classical all collide. It's like grafting the best of two or three plants together and coming up with something new, but traditional at the same time.


Who are the other members, their musical backgrounds? What each is their little spice that adds to the Strings Attached mix?

The common thread of the founding members was everyone was a serious jazz player. We wanted to get away from the sort of jock playing mentality of straight ahead jazz; play more simply, with more space and dynamics. And put the focus on the song and the impact of its meaning. It was a nice change to face the audience more and perform more externally as opposed to approaching music more individually, and more inwardly. These days we have a core of 10 or 12 players who are Strings Attached, in different configurations for different shows. This works well in a number of ways: we can play to each person's strengths by rotating them in and out specific shows. We stay fresh and absorb input from a bunch of members, and very importantly: it helps us navigate trying to successfully schedule our very busy in-demand players!

Here are the founding members:

Steve Zirkel is a monster on bass, but started off as a trumpet player. His muted jazz trumpet sound slapped up next to say, an early Joni Mitchell song, is a really defining element of our sound. He's so fluent with his instruments and in general with the musical language, and thinks as fast as anyone I've ever played with. I've known him for 22 years and we've developed a stage chemistry between us that is really satisfying. We don't even have to speak- we just follow each other intuitively.

Jason Mckenzie plays a traditional drum kit with Billy Jo Shaver, but he helped create the Strings Attached sound with his exquisite hand percussion style. His tabla and Indian Kanjira are an integral part of the recordings we've done.

Shawn Sanders and I were enjoying a beer on the front porch of my south Austin home when he suggested we remove the "no" of "no strings attached." He has a PhD in cello performance, and has been with the Austin Lyric Opera about as long as I have. He shows up to the table as good of a reader as anyone I could have asked for, and has been solid as the "other" primary bowed player of the group, allowing me to challenge my arranging skills.

Glenn Rexach - In 1988 I served barbecue and beer to bikers for the C.B. Stubblefield. I first heard Glenn Rexach's guitar and vocals tearing up the blues at the Sunday Stubbs Blues jam hosted by B3 player Dee Dee Purkepile. I hired him to play bass for a jazz fusion bar gig and soon after discovered that Glenn had real experience playing Latin music, country, traditional and modern jazz, be-bop, funk, folk, hard rock, held a minor in music composition and was a rock solid fretless electric bass player in the Jaco Pastorius tradition. Glenn's multifaceted guitar work makes it possible for me to present a vulnerable acoustic folk show one night and the music of Zeppelin the next.

What artists (National and local) have we worked with, and which ones have you especially enjoyed working with?

We've worked pretty regularly with both Eliza Gilkyson and Slaid Cleaves, who were the first big local artists that helped get Strings Attached started. Also (in no particular order) Shawn Colvin, Sara Hickman, Jimmy LaFave, Dar Williams, Darden Smith, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ian Moore, Patrice Pike, Abra Moore, and most recently Pearl Jam for their Austin City Limits taping. (Complete List of Artists we've worked with)

What venues do we perform at? What type of atmosphere do we wish to perform in?
Like a lot of Austin musicians, we perform at a huge variety of venues in order to stay busy. We love to play to a listening audience in a concert or festival setting, where people come specifically to focus on the music: inspired solos and mistakes and all. But we also enjoy the casual, low-pressure shows where we're more of a backdrop. You can literally feel people unwinding from their work week. We play at private parties and weddings, on rafts on Town Lake, in hospitals, around campfires, you name it.

About our audience?

We have a pretty big mailing list, and work hard to entice people to the shows. The hard part is always getting them in the door the first time: once they see a show they tend to show up again, so there's a fair amount of consistency in the faces we see. We also have several season ticket subscribers. A large percentage of our fan base intersects with the opera/ballet-going audiences, who tend to be an older crowd and seem to respect the careful planning and heightened sense of event that we try to carry off with our formal series. Then again, I've been noticing a lot of mixed ages at our classic rock shows, and we definitely want to cultivate that. All our albums are listed on

More on Strings Attached One thing we get asked a lot is why we're doing so many tribute shows. Some of our die-hard fans worry that we'll become more of a cover band. But for us it's never about recreating the music the same way your'e used to hearing it. It's about taking classic folk and rock artists- brilliant artists, and breathing something slightly innovative and interpretive into their music. Exploring implied musical possibilities with a team of stellar players. What a thrill! I've gotten a lot of comments to the effect that our arrangements help people to really get the words of a song they've "known" forever. There's something about taking a song and putting some different jewelry on it, dressing it in a slightly different color, say, that can really shine a spotlight on the lyrics. When you don't hear the expected piano hook in John Lennon's "Imagine", you kind of perk your ears up in curiosity, as if you're hearing this practically sacred song for the first time. Lennon provided the genius source material; we're just giving it some different shadows and light. And maybe a string of fresh water pearls.

I'm the luckiest guy in the world because I share a home with my sweetheart and music partner Karen Mal in a great little community in South Austin we call Woody's Place. For optimal family harmony I recommend back and foot rubs daily.

Taylor’s work earned him Arranger of the Year, Jazz Artist of the Year, Best Viola, Best Acoustic Jazz Group, and Composer of the Year from the Clarksville Jazz Players and Critics Poll.

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