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Taylor Shae is an 18 year old award-winning singer-songwriter, born and raised in a town overlooking the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Taylor performs bluesy acoustic-americana music with crackerjack lyrics and soul-crying vocals. She released her 2nd album, “Twenty Paces” in March 2018. 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 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 and FoCoMX in Fort Collins, People’s Fair and Underground Music Showcase in Denver, Rhythm on The River and Downtown Summer Concert series in Longmont, and Boulder Creek Fest and Bands on the Bricks in Boulder.
Taylor Shae’s musical journey began in a town with a vibrant 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. Taylor 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”, was released in March 2018. This collection is a combination of storytelling, honest lyrics, and soaring melodies. When describing her approach to this album, Taylor 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.” Keep an open ear for her new singles being released in the upcoming months and a new album on the horizon!
"At just 17-years-old, Sandal is already making a mark on the music industry. Just last month, she released her second album, "Twenty Paces." On top of her schoolwork and golf practice, she makes time to perform around the state, including at coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, festivals and private parties." read more/watch video
"The album also starts with the beautiful title track. Delightfully melancholic and strongly sung with minimal resources. It is noticeable that there is a huge talent at work here . . . A name to note and follow"
-The Next Gig, Nederlands
"Taylor Shae is a singer and songwriter from Longmont, Colorado with a deep and captivating voice and musical style . . . " read more
"She’s got a soulful voice and a very mature sounding approach to her performance . . . I’d say that more than anything what’s showcased in this collection is the varied and passionate vocal performance. Taylor has got a really nice voice that is used well in these songs." read more
-Andy Eppler, The Prairie Scholars
"I’m always amazed by the talent of our youngest members in the music scene. Taylor is just graduating high school, will be attending CSU in the fall, and is set to explode on the scene . . ." read more
-Chris K, Colorado Playlist
"It has taken the 17-year-old a short lifetime to hone her craft as a musician." read more
-The Daily Camera
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