Isabel Taylor’s sophomore album, self-titled Isabel Taylor, was released in May 2019 and reached #15 on the Folk Radio charts in June 2019. The 9-track album was produced by veteran guitarist and singer-songwriter Jon Shain, and engineered by FJ Ventre. Read more about the album.

Taylor’s 2016 debut album, Awake Again — featuring 12 original tracks and also produced Shain — reached #15 on the Folk Radio chart in January 2017.

Both albums are available from online resellers, or listen on Spotify.


We were blown away by [Isabel’s] songs and their stories, and moved by the themes and wordcrafting, accompanied by her excellent guitar playing and striking vocals. This was truly a unique experience and one we’ll look back on, saying we knew her before her well deserved fame! Thanks for a night to remember!
– Gary Heinze and Debbie Fox, patrons, Stillwaters Supper & Songs, Marshall, VA

…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, North Carolina 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, Pittsboro, NC

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New album release!

I’m so happy to announce that my new album, Isabel Taylor will be available next week! Many thanks to Mark Trinkaus of Pentad Design for the album design, and to Timothy Dowdall for the photos. I couldn’t have done the project without producer Jon Shain and engineer FJ Ventre who made studio magic again — I’m so grateful to them and to the other musicians who contributed to the album: Laurelyn Dossett, Doug HammerBarry Gray, Leah Kaufman, Jim Roberts, and my sister Carmen Valls. I hope you enjoy the songs!

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