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Kate Taylor

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Born in New England and raised in North Carolina, Kate shares her dual musical heritage with brothers James, Livingston, Hugh, and her late brother Alex. Her roots run deep in the soul, gospel and rockabilly sounds of her southern upbringing and in the literate folk, pop and Appalachian stylings that comprise the balance of her family's shared musical legacy.
 
In a recent show review, The Huffington Post said, "Her heart ignites a sea of beauty expressed in a myriad of harmony, rhythm and passion. Musically, she is seamless. She effortlessly and brilliantly flies through a wide swath of styles, from blues to country to ballad to gospel and beyond."

Fronting her own rock band at fifteen, by nineteen Kate had signed her first recording contract with Atlantic/Cotillion under the tutelage of her manager, legendary producer Peter Asher. That album, "Sister Kate," produced her first charting hit, a cover of Elton John's "Country Comfort," recorded with his encouragement and blessing.

She later recorded two albums for Columbia Records, "Kate Taylor," produced by her brother James Taylor and "It's in There," produced by acclaimed Muscle Shoals/Nashville producer Barry Beckett. Her duet with James, "The Shoop Shoop Song," from "Kate Taylor," became her next charting hit single and remains an audience favorite today.

Kate's 2002 release, Beautiful Road, received 3 stars from Rolling Stone, who dubbed it a "heartfelt folk-rock gem."

Her 2009 release, Fair Time!, her first of all original compositions, debuted to critical acclaim nationwide.
Kate's recent live performances include the Boston Folk Festival; Sirius/XM radio;  The Iridium, the Cutting Room, Feinstein's and 54 Below in New York City; Sweetwater and Yoshi's in Northern California, McCabe's in Los Angeles and Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe. Kate plays regularly throughout the Northeast and California.

 

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