“This Dame Can Sing! ”
— Frank Deblase, CIty Paper, Rochester NY
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Influences: Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Gillian Welch
Sounds like: Rhiannon Giddens, Natalie Merchant, Susan Tedeschi
“Heather Taylor is timeless & geographically invisible ”
— Jerry Falzone
Born into a musical family, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist, Heather Taylor is creative to her core. Classically trained in flute, the now Asheville, NC native embraces the craggy soul of Appalachian folk music. Accompanied by her octave mandolin, Taylor draws elements of blues, americana, roots and rock into her songwriting.
After graduating from The Crane School of Music, Taylor’s musical path appeared to unravel. To remedy her indecisive future, she traveled to Ireland where she found an irish flute in a Dublin music shop. In a sweep of synchronicity, Taylor found herself playing flute in venues across Ireland and Scotland. Upon returning to the States with her musical fire reignited, Taylor experimented with new forms of musical expression; she began singing, playing mandolin and writing songs- ultimately becoming an Americana force in her hometown of Rochester, NY.
Shortly after moving to Asheville, Taylor won the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition with slide guitarist Sean Jerome and is now an emerging singer-songwriter in the Western North Carolina music scene. Her most recent record, "Undercurrents" was recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studio with slide guitarist Sean Jerome and will be released in Summer of 2018.
“Refined enough to be beautiful, yet kept raw to remain believable. ”
— Frank De Blase, City Newspaper