The 2017 Santa Cruz NEXTies “Musician of the Year.”
Taylor Rae is a guitarist/singer/songwriter born and raised in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California. With an extensive background in musical theatre, a natural gift of melody and growing up singing in the church, it was almost inevitable for her music journey to start at an early age. At 18, she made a move to Los Angeles to attended Musicians Institute and to pursue a career performing her original music. She put together a band there and released her third studio album, “Gettin’ High to Stay Low” in 2014. Now at 23, Taylor has found a way to modernize her unique 60s & 70’s inspired sound while blending r&b, jazz, funk and blues/rock into a beautiful melting pot of organic music she calls “Soul and Roll”.