Born in the scenic coastal town of Santa Cruz, California, singer-songwriter Taylor Rae has swiftly made her mark on the Americana music scene with her debut album, “Mad Twenties,” released in October 2021. The record went on to become a fixture on the Americana Radio charts (AMA/CDX) for 31 weeks, marking the longest duration for any independently released album in 2022. The single, “Home on the Road,” which truly embodies her “Soul & Roll” sound, remained in the Top 10 of the Americana Music Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks.
The positive response to “Mad Twenties” catapulted Taylor Rae onto a series of nationwide tours, performing to sold-out crowds alongside luminaries like Sierra Hull, John Craigie, Pokey LaFarge, as well as headlining shows with her own band. One of the unique aspects of the album is its fusion of various genres, which has allowed Taylor Rae to captivate a wide range of audiences across the country.
Henry Carrigan of No Depression described Taylor Rae’s musical prowess, noting, “Taylor Rae’s edgy vocals slide easily from tender to tough, from a gentle whisper on folk ballads to soaring shouts on the blues and blues-rock striders. The album introduces a singer fully in command of her vocal gifts and a songwriter who enfolds her lyric sensibility in haunting musical sketches.”
Taylor Rae is not just an engaging solo artist; she is also a dynamic performer with her accomplished five-piece band, making her an act to watch in the Americana music scene. Her music effortlessly traverses a spectrum of emotions, enchanting listeners with honest vocals, compelling songwriting, and endearing storytelling abilities.