redneck White trash blues
Any given night in Nashville, there are at least 50 shows going on. The venues in this town are numerous, plus live music exists pretty much everywhere. So with all the cover bands included, you almost have to hunt for a place that doesn’t have someone performing. It’s a “crazy town full of neon dreams”
If you can pack, almost at capacity, a midsized bar on a rainy Thursday evening, without the push of a label, promo team, booking agency, etc… you are doing something incredibly right.
The Taylor sisters achieved nothing short of this a couple of weeks ago. Douglas Corner was the place to be on that rainy Thursday evening. You would have easily assumed it was a heavily advertised event. The beauty is that this bar wasn’t full of random people searching for nightlife, it was full instead of a community built by three sisters.
putting it into the universe
About a year and a half ago, I was chatting with a dear friend about a creative vision I had...which would later become this very blog+brand. I shared the need to share my art & passion on a public platform. But the most important thing to me was that it was organic. I never wanted to start something forced. I never wanted to compete with the mainstream publications in Country. As I shared my vision, she also shared that she was in the beginning stages of a project with her sisters...something they had talked about doing for years. A collaborative project. Three sisters who each had their own history and path in the industry, coming together to make an album.
We realized that maybe our projects aligned in the most organic way. Jocelyn & I chatted about collaborating & I got the honor of getting to know Marna & Leah. I was so impressed by how beautiful each of their souls are.
Jocelyn kept sharing her ideas & followed by the phrase...I'm just putting this into the universe...
I found this incredibly inspiring. We as women are naturally more shy to "ask for too much" or "dream too big." Well f that. The Taylor sisters dream big and make shit happen.
Some may say that you have to be in your early 20's & a 00 to obtain success as an artist. this clearly is not true, not only because of how much support these sisters received with the Kickstarter, but also because of the packed album release.
Proof is in the pudding, y'all.
The old Nashville Feels
The studio that brought this project to life is one I dreamed of sitting in as a child. Appropriately named Welcome to 1979, this studio makes you feel like you walked into the past. A simpler time when music was made with instruments. Before all the fancy technology. Just the basics.
The true & raw harmonies. Bless. The best music is made when each component works together, listening & feeding off of each other. Which is exactly what happened during the recording process.
The process fit the studio perfectly. These sisters called in all of their talented friends, many of which play & tour with large acts, & actually recorded the parts together. This rarely happens anymore. Which is a shame because that is where the true art is made. What a beautiful experience. At one point, the sisters sang into one microphone as all other instruments played. Like I said, 100% old school & amazing.
So the music…
The music sits in this perfect Americana area. It's got an old school twang with a fresh spin. Each sister has such soul and sass in their voice, so the style is extremely fitting. Again, the blood harmonies are irreplaceable. The blend is perfection. This sound is made effortlessly. You feel like you are listening to three sisters just casually singing together while getting ready for the day. Many of the songs they recorded are originals that they wrote together. I'm amazed that these ladies not only can make music come to life in such a special way, but they can also write the music together in the first place. Some people can't even spend holidays with their siblings...I mean being able to make art with your siblings is truly a gift.
This is what the industry has been missing. Take a listen, I promise they'll have you the minute you hear the smooth harmonies in Redneck White Trash Blues.
Pour Decisions...Ramblin Song...Midnight Rider cover. Does it get anymore Country than that?
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