acoustic folk set to an island pace
To say music is in his blood is an understatement. Nephew to James Taylor, Livingston Taylor, and Kate Taylor, Isaac Taylor’s musical foundation is obviously a strong one. While he admits he was never a great student, it was through connections made during his years at Tabor Academy and Berklee School Of Music that led him to recording his debut album, Peace in the Valley. During that time he met Andrew and Brad Barr (The Slip, Barr Brothers), whose friendship and encouragement helped him find his voice.
Fast forward to a few years ago, when the Barr Brothers invited Taylor to open for them on a Canadian tour. Despite being admittedly “nervous as hell”, Taylor says it was the success of that 8-show stint that gave him the motivation to record his songs. He tracked 9 originals and 2 covers at the refurbished recording studio within Columbus Theatre in Providence, with Andrew and Brad Barr backing him up. Since the recording of Peace in the Valley, Taylor has opened shows for Martin Sexton, Leif Vollebekk and the David Wax Museum.