Lynne Taylor's EPK
"Vocally and lyrically, artists like Tori Amos comes to mind, and then she hits you with a Michelle Shocked kinda vibe, and next thing you know, it’s like Ricki Lee Jones."
- Dana Marshall 92.5 The River
"Clearly, Taylor is a fearless singer-songwriter, one who is unafraid to get her hands dirty"
- Julia R. DeStefano, The Boston Noise
"...it’s an album filled with massive hooks, impossibly catchy tunes that bore into your brain and, having set up shop, absolutely refuse to leave — you know, the kind you find yourself humming without thinking about it"
- J.C. Lockwood, Newburyport Current
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A 2017 finalist in both the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Competition, Lynne Taylor has been an important musical voice in New England for nearly 30 years. Her music has evolved as she has, and is always pushing conventions and boundaries in the realm of social and personal awareness. Her lyrics range from dark and moody to hopeful and uplifting. She is different from any of her contemporaries – there is really no comparison to be made, either musically or lyrically. The daughter of a folk musician and a poet, Lynne grew up in Kent, Ohio during the sixties and seventies, and absorbed the social consciousness of that time. She has always felt that music was her calling. She began writing her own songs at the age of fourteen, and has been performing professionally ever since in a wide variety of genres ranging from bluegrass to punk rock and everything in between. Always, Lynne’s music is characterized by poignant, brutally honest songwriting combined with powerful vocals and unique piano accompaniment. A staple on the music scene in her adopted hometown of Newburyport, MA, she has been performing professionally across the eastern US since 1985.
Lynne has played on such stages as The Firehouse Center for the Arts, Rockwood Music Hall, Tupelo Music Hall, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, The Granite State Music Festival, The Byfield Music and Arts Festival, The Kent State Folk Festival, The Extended Play Sessions, The Spire, The New Moon Coffeehouse and One Longfellow Square to name a few. She has shared the stage with artists such as Odetta, Peter Mulvey, Mike and Ruthie, Paul Richell and Annie Raines, Amy Black, Reid Foehl, Stuart Lewis, Cosy Sheridon, Dawes and Good Old War. Lynne was also the bassist/harmony vocalist for Liz Frame and the Kickers, a touring band who have played such venues as The Bluebird Cafe, The Purple Fiddle, and WDVX's The Blue Plate Special, also festivals including DelFest, Merlefest, and Rhythm-N-Blooms.
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Photograph by Lisah Plumley