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.

CD Release Party Announced!

Isabel’s debut CD, Awake Again, featuring 12 original tracks and produced by veteran guitarist and singer-songwriter Jon Shain, will be released on June 11, 2016. Read the full press release.

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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CD Release Party Sat. June 11, 8pm

Isabel Taylor 'Awake Again'A show to celebrate the release of Isabel Taylor’s debut CD Awake Again will be held at The Trails community clubhouse on Coachway (off of Dodson’s Crossroads) in Chapel Hill on Saturday, June 11 at 8pm.

Produced 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 (of Tres Chicas; vocals), and Tim Stambaugh (banjo), all highly-respected and accomplished musicians who contributed to the tracks. Read the full press release.

Care to help spread the word? Download and print this 8 1/2″ x 11″ poster and tack it up on your community bulletin board or local telephone pole!

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