Isabel Taylor writes and performs original songs covering topics that range from relationships to social injustices to inner struggles and triumphs. The power and warmth of her voice, the clarity of her lyrics and supportive guitar work all combine to create a sometimes joyful, sometimes moving, always engaging musical experience that resonates with the listener. Isabel’s artist influences include Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, and Neil Young, whose songs she interprets in her own unique style.

Isabel’s first CD, “Awake Again,” produced by veteran guitarist and singer-songwriter Jon Shain, will be released in 2016.

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

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Debut CD ‘Awake Again’ available soon!

Isabel Taylor 'Awake Again'Well, this is it – the cover of my CD, which will be available very soon in all the usual ways: physical CD (with beautiful design by Mark Trinkaus, Pentad Design), CD Baby, etc.

These 12 songs reflect over three years of my songwriting efforts. The CD was produced by Jon Shain, engineered by FJ Ventre, and mastered by Jeff Carroll. Many local and gifted musicians contributed. I am very proud!

More to come!


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