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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2020, I won’t miss you!

Last year was challenging in so many ways for me — and for you, I’m sure — I’m not going to even attempt to describe the difficulties here. Still, there were silver linings everywhere. Music moved online and opened up musicians to new audiences and formats for performing and collaborating. Venue owners got creative and hosted shows outdoors at a distance. Like many other songwriters who were used to sharing songs at gigs, I found (and continue to find) it very difficult to motivate myself to write and practice, and to stay connected to an audience that feels so remote.

I was able to write three songs last year — this is not atypical for me. I’m lucky to put out four in a year. Last year’s creations were The Oak, Morning Moon, and most recently, Watercolors. I also posted videos of a couple of songs I love, Morning Song to Sally (by Jerry Jeff Walker), which Nanci Griffith first exposed me to, and an appropriate-for-the-times American Tune, by Paul Simon. If you have a few minutes, I hope you’ll watch and consider leaving me a comment. If you’re struggling — no matter the reason — I hope you find peace very soon.

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