WRITER, RECORDING ARTIST, PRODUCER, BAND LEADER, GERTRUDE JEKYLE WANNABE
Hailing from South Carolina via NY, via, Nashville, and now the mid-Atlantic, Baltimore, Allyson Taylor has written songs on multi-platinum albums such as the Grammy-winning "Forget About It", Alison Krauss, "Live-Alison Krauss and Union Station" as well as "Do the Natural Thing" on "The Right Place" for Bryan White. She has performed with legendary artists such as Michael McDonald, David Pack, and recently sax sensation, Mindi Abair. The well-known solo album of Flecktones bassist extraordinaire, Victor Wooten's "Yin and Yang" featured Allyson on the tune "One". Her new, self-produced album, "I've Got News For You" due out for October release, speaks strongly from a woman's perspective, as did her former, much-acclaimed "DoYou See Me" album, however, this smooth blend of traditional and contemporary jazz and soul, speak from a higher perspective on life that only living deeply can- the vulnerability, the hope, the despair, the triumph of reclaiming one's own power. Taylor's writing and production has ascended to a new level of elegance, sliding in and out of latin rhythms to a sassy Nancy Wilsonesque ballad to a straightup pop radio tune, like the stunning title track that you can't get out of your head. Taylor's in top-notch vocal shape and you will fall in love with her emotive and poweful vocals from track to track. As singer, writer, producer, pianist, guitarist, this artist has it and does it all. If you can catch her live shows-DO! A consummate performer whose communication with the audience invites you into a very personal space that leaves you dreaming, "How did she get inside my head like that..." Her lively shows and tight rhythm section of stellar players take you on an unforgettable ride that never loses it's grip on you, from start to finish. Highly respected among industry insiders-"Taylor exudes star quality from every pore"- Billboard Magazine, Ms. Taylor's time has certainly arrived and as this star-studded, world-class production proves, she has never been more ready.