Google her name, and she’ll pop up across your search page, but say it to someone, and you might get a blank stare. Crystal Taliefero has made a career out of touring and performing with great musicians. For over 30 years, she’s sung, played percussion, and everything in between. And over the years, she has learned a lot, but she’s taught a bit of something too.
In this interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Taliefero retells the story of her years on famous stages. She talks about getting hired by Billy Joel when she barely knew who he was. Also, her years with Bruce Springsteen and how he made her a better performer. She’s had a wild ride, and she’s sharing her story.