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. "Lynne Taylor is like a voice in the wilderness, howling for truth and justice."~ Diane Crowe WMCB.
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. 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. Lynne’s music is characterized by poignant, brutally honest songwriting combined with powerful vocals and unique piano accompaniment. "Vocally and lyrically, artists like Tori Amos come 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 WXRV
A staple on the music scene in her adopted hometown of Newburyport, MA, she has been performing professionally across the eastern US since 1985. In addition to being a popular solo artist, Lynne can also be found as half of the Americana duo, Rockwood Taylor, having a blast playing upright electric bass in the popular bluegrass band, the River Valley Ramblers, and as one third of the Leonard Cohen Tribute ensemble, Birds on the Wire.
Lynne has played such venues as The Firehouse Center for the Arts, (MA) Port City Blue, (ME) The Press Room, (NH) The Blue Plate Special, (TN) Ardmore Music Hall, (PA) The Purple Fiddle, (WV) The New Moon Coffeehouse, (MA) The Sunapee Coffeehouse, (NH) and Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse as well as numerous Festivals including Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, (NY) The Granite State Music Festival, (NH) and the Byfield Music and Arts Festival (MA.) Her CD, “Shades of Blue” charted in the top 25 on both FAI folk DJ and Roots Music Report charts in November and December 2019 and the title track was the #1 Alternative folk single for the week of January 4, 2020. She has shared the stage with countless top notch artists, from Odetta to Peter Mulvey.
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