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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 that leaves listeners energized with crackerjack lyrics and soul-crying vocals. Taylor released her 2nd album, “Twenty Paces” on March 23, 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 a fun acoustic 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 is currently recording an original single at eTown studios in Boulder. Taylor also won a singer-songwriter competition in 2017 as a part of the Teen Creek Festival in Boulder, Colorado, and had a live on-air performance and interview with KGNU Radio. This past summer, she had the opportunity to perform her original music at several festivals including the the People’s Fair in Denver, Rhythm on The River in Longmont, Boulder Creek Festival, and Oahe Days in Pierre, SD.
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. After success in local singing competitions, 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”, is a combination of storytelling, honest lyrics, raw emotion, 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. I want to spark a fire in the hearts of listeners and make a difference in lives of the unspoken through my music and songwriting. Everyone has insecurities, but it takes fearlessness to push through them.” Keep an open ear for her new album, "Twenty Paces", released March 23, 2018.
"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
"Taylor Shae is a singer and songwriter from Longmont, Colorado with a deep and captivating voice and musical style . . . " read more
"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
"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
"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
"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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