Chapel Hill, NC based singer-songwriter Isabel Taylor celebrates the release of her debut CD Awake Again, p roduced by award-winning songwriter and guitarist Jon Shain and engineered by FJ Ventre (longtime Shain collaborator and bassist for the Swang Brothers, Mary Johnson Rockers, and more), the CD features twelve original tracks on self-reflection, lessons learned, and the path forward. Along with Shain and Ventre, joining Taylor will be Ed Butler (drums), Lynn Blakey (vocals), and Tim Stambaugh (banjo), all highly-respected and accomplished musicians who contributed to the tracks. Taylor has been performing in Triangle venues, festivals, and on the NC coast for several years. After joining the open mic scene in 2010, where she performed rarelyheard covers by artists such as Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, and Bob Dylan, her focus turned to writing and involvement in the NC Songwriters Co-op. Taylor connects with her audience by sharing the experiences that led to the songs, and providing an opportunity to find common ground. In 2015, Taylor opened for David Wilcox at a benefit event, also coincidentally held at The Trails clubhouse. She has been a guest on WCOM-FM (Carrboro), Little Raleigh Radio, WHUP-FM (Hillsborough), and the Tokyo Rosenthal Program. She is touring in August with Rosenthal, as part of his Americana All-Stars shows. Read more about Isabel Taylor at: isabeltaylorsings.com)
A songwriter’s songwriter, with deep roots in the folk tradition….Isabel’s moving lyrics ride perfectly on top of waves of acoustic guitar. Her vocals, tender and somewhat haunting, echo the truth of her insights on life, love, and the human condition.
– Kirk Ridge, NC Songwriters Co-op
We hear a lot of acts here, and Isabel’s voice is one of the most beautiful we’ve heard!
– Greg Lewis, Owner, Pittsboro Roadhouse
Read Mariah Wheeler’s review of Isabel Taylor’s “Awake Again” here.