“…A new voice that is confident and pure and original songs that are assured and authentically delivered. Disarming and vulnerable like a Nanci Griffith, seasoned and rich like a Mary Chapin Carpenter….”
– Erik Balkey, Hudson Harding Music

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

Debut CD ‘Awake Again’ reaches top 15 on folk DJ charts

Isabel’s debut CD, Awake Again, featuring 12 original tracks and produced by veteran guitarist and singer-songwriter Jon Shain, reached number 15 on the folk DJ charts in January 2017. The CD is available from CD Baby and other online merchants. Read more about the album.

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‘Awake Again’ #15 on Folk DJ Charts

The headline says it all! I’m thrilled that my album is doing so well on folk radio. Yes, there are hundreds of folk radio stations out there, folks! From small towns to big cities, in the U.S. and abroad, folk and other acoustic music is alive and well on Internet stations, local public radio, and college stations. I’m very grateful to all the DJs who have played songs from the CD; almost every track has been played!

Isabel Taylor and Roy Smith

Performing with fellow camper Roy Smith at the fourth annual Great Guitar Camp

2017 is off to a great start (musically speaking!). For the third year in a row, I recently attended Danny Gotham‘s Great Guitar Camp, two days of workshops aimed at honing guitar skills. Entire worlds are opening up to me with what I’ve learned at these events. Contact Danny if you’re interested!

I’m looking forward to all my performance opportunities this year. I’ll be playing in some new venues, including a house concert opening for Jon Shain, and I’ll be back in Baltimore at An Die Musik in the fall. Check my schedule and subscribe to my mailing list to keep up with the latest!

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  7. Inspiration and community lead to a new song Leave a reply
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  9. Six days and counting! Leave a reply