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Isabel’s sophomore album, self-titled Isabel Taylor, was released in May 2019 and reached #15 on the Folk Radio charts in June 2019. The 9-track album was produced by veteran guitarist and singer-songwriter Jon Shain, and engineered by FJ Ventre. Read more about the album.

Her 2016 debut album, Awake Again — featuring 12 original tracks and also produced by Shain — reached #15 on the Folk Radio chart in January 2017.

Both albums are available from online resellers, or listen on Spotify.

We were blown away by [Isabel’s] songs and their stories, and moved by the themes and wordcrafting, accompanied by her excellent guitar playing and striking vocals. This was truly a unique experience and one we’ll look back on, saying we knew her before her well deserved fame! Thanks for a night to remember!
– Gary Heinze and Debbie Fox, patrons, Stillwaters Supper & Songs, Marshall, VA

…A new voice that is confident and pure and original songs that are assured and authentically delivered. Disarming and vulnerable like a Nanci Griffith, seasoned and rich like a Mary Chapin Carpenter….
– Erik Balkey, Hudson Harding Music

A songwriter’s songwriter, with deep roots in the folk tradition….Isabel’s moving lyrics ride perfectly on top of waves of acoustic guitar. Her vocals, tender and somewhat haunting, echo the truth of her insights on life, love, and the human condition.
– Kirk Ridge, North Carolina Songwriters Co-op

We hear a lot of acts here, and Isabel’s voice is one of the most beautiful we’ve heard!
– Greg Lewis, owner, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro, NC

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Long time no see

It’s been quite a while since I posted here — life! For the past year or so Barry Gray and I have teamed up as a duo, writing and performing. We’re currently recording our songs with FJ Ventre at Good Luck Studio in Chapel Hill. Hoping to release them later this year — more to come! For more on our duo, visit Isabel and Barry.

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  5. Thank you, Stillwaters Supper & Songs! Leave a reply
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