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. She is currently working on material for her first release.

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Winding down…

Carrboro Music Festival at Steel String Brewery, Sept. 27, 2015

Carrboro Music Festival at Steel String Brewery, Sept. 27, 2015

Isabel & Joshua Cohen

Performing with guitarist Joshua Cohen

So…another year of performances is winding down. 2015 has been  tremendous fun, with music- and friend-making, and growth in my songwriting, performance, and even guitar skills. I am so grateful to be part of our musician community and to share my passion for singing meaningful songs.

These photos were taken at the Carrboro Music Festival, where Joshua Cohen and I played an almost-all originals set (we perform a jazzy version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”). The beauty of playing the Festival is that the audience really listens – the schedule is packed with great acts all day, and there’s a lot of musical variety to choose from. We had a really nice turnout of friends and newcomers who had nice things to say, which always feels great.

I have a couple of bookings in October (see Dates), and then, as in the past, I will likely take November and December off from performing to focus on other things – family, songwriting, and…working up my songs for my first ever CD! More details on that as they develop – suffice it to say that I’m extremely excited to take this next step in my music career. Thanks for following along and supporting me on my journey!

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