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Taylor Shae is an 18 year old award-winning singer-songwriter, born and raised in Colorado. She performs bluesy acoustic-Americana music with crackerjack lyrics and soul-crying vocals. You can catch Taylor playing as a duo or trio, blending sounds of acoustic guitar, untamed bass, and snappy cajon. From festivals to intimate venues, the Taylor Shae Band creates an energetic groove, grabbing the attention of any passerby willing to give in to the urge to tap their feet.
Taylor is excited for the release of her third album “High Stakes” on April 19, 2019. The memories of summer shine through in “High Stakes,” as every song on the album has rolled down the streets of a Colorado festival with energy and reason. Taylor captured the vibrancy and liveliness of her 2018 summer music setlists in an 8 track collection. She wanted to explore the role that sense of place has upon human relationships, and showcased this through soul-wired vocals and rebellious bass. Taylor was inspired to create music videos using footage from these live shows to emancipate the spirits of these songs, each being released as singles leading up to the full-length album release in April.
Taylor Shae has received much success as an emerging young songwriter. She was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Handmade Songs competition and recorded an original single, “Alive Not Broken,” at eTown studios. Taylor also won a singer-songwriter competition in 2017 as a part of the Teen Creek Festival in Boulder, Colorado. She’s performed at many festivals across Colorado including Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live, Fort Collins Music Experiment, Denver People’s Fair, Underground Music Showcase, Rhythm on The River, The Boulder County Fair, and Bands on the Bricks. Taylor is currently a student at Colorado State University as well as a working musician, writing songs and gigging at local venues, restaurants, and breweries.
Taylor Shae’s musical journey began in a town with a diverse music scene, where she was a lead vocalist for several jazz bands and a rock band. She landed her first gig at the age of 13 at a local art gallery, and was stunned by the thrill of performing and the incredible support from her fellow hometown musicians and fans. Taylor fused her passions of writing and music and began daily songwriting sessions in the spare bedroom of her home. She had no idea what would come of her creative nonsense, until she began to produce original recordings and reach a broader audience. At the age of 16, Taylor released her debut album, “Something to Prove”.
Taylor Shae’s 2nd album, “Twenty Paces” released in March 2018, is a combination of storytelling and soaring melodies. When describing her approach to this album, she says, “I believe it’s important to have moments of vulnerability, because it opens the door to relate to others and make connections. Everyone has insecurities, but it takes fearlessness to push through them.”
As Taylor continues to produce more musical creations, her upcoming release of “High Stakes” is proof of an artist honing in her craft, uncovering a soulful sound that’s been at her core since birth. It’s easy to listen to the growth and musical boundaries being shredded as Taylor continues on the path of making music and self-discovery as an individual with a fiery passion and something to prove.