While originally from sunny Florida, the smokey and emotionally dynamic music of Kim Taylor was birthed from the rolling hills within the regionally ambiguous, socially complex milieu of Cincinnati. Only the multifaceted cultural smattering within America’s first great boom town could have cultivated the wide range of pensive, soaring, and intimate songs that make up Little Miracle. A favorite of NPR’s World Cafe, and handpicked by Ron Sexsmith, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, and Over the Rhine to support, Taylor’s past success has all been leading up to her most mature and expansive full length to date.
Written and recorded in several days at NYC’s The Maid’s Room, an old haunt of Rufus Wainwright, Little Miracle (2010) is minimal and direct – little more than piano, organ, acoustic guitar, and percussion – while teeming with candid emotion and sonic spaciousness that will intrigue fans of Cat Power and Hope Sandoval. Kim’s gorgeously raspy, jazz-informed vocals convey a welcome earnestness lost on so many so-called troubadours.
Little Miracle released September 21st, 2010.
Kim is currently finishing her 4th full-length record – Love’s A Dog – slated for release in early 2013.
“Organic… exciting. You can’t help but be captured by her writing.” – David Dye, The World Cafe
Kim’s music has appeared on: Smallville, ABC’s Cyberbully, The Unit, One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, Flashpoint, Eli Stone, Hawthorne, Army Wives and most recently Taylor is the music behind Revlon’s Run/Walk Charity commercial.
Kim has supported and/or toured with: Kasey Chambers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ron Sexsmith, Greg Laswell, Over the Rhine, Ben Sollee, Maria Muldaur, Ollabelle, Ellis Paul, Aqualung, Grant Lee Phillips, and many others.
In 2011, Kim made her debut acting performance as a lead character in the film: I Used To Be Darker. I Used To Be Darker will give its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2013.