On Monday, June 26th, Nashville Offbeat attended the Pop Blitz Magazine's monthly "Story and a Song" showcase. This monthly showcase put on by Pop Blitz's, Tracey Ecklund, features a range of music styles in roughly two hours. Monday featured four local artists, but one Soul-Pop, Singer/Songwriter stuck out in particular. Thirteen year old Taylor Gayle stole the show with her bubbly demeanor and musicianship well beyond her years.
For most, being thirteen means you're at the most awkward point in your life. For Taylor Gayle, being thirteen means that she is out chasing her dreams with a musical passion, drive, and maturity that most of us don't reach by the time we're thirty.
Taylor took the stage on Monday with confidence, sang her heart out, and pierced every heart in the crowd by doing so. Never, has a bar full of rowdy adults quieted down so quickly. All eyes were on her as she engaged the room with adorably awkward banter, followed by truly prolific songwriting, and vocals with masterful dynamics and control. Being so young, Taylor draws much of her songwriting inspiration from an insightful mind, putting herself into the shoes of those around her.
Taylor Gayle left no emotion untouched in only a few songs, and only made us want to hear more! Her latest release, recorded with Clay Shelburn, is titled "Tattooed Heart," and is available on iTunes! Check it out, folks, and go see her live before she blows up! Find out more on The Official Taylor Gayle Facebook page.
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