For the October 2016 membership interview, I spoke with my dear friend, the incredible musician, artist and entrepreneur Sally Taylor.
Music is in Sally’s DNA.
As the daughter of two rock legends—Carly Simon and James Taylor—she grew up surrounded by music, musicians and music managers.
But when she decided to enter the family business, she chose her own path in a big way. She wrote all the songs and even formed her own label, Blue Elbow.
In our talk, Sally revealed so many stories and insights, including about her famous parents and her groundbreaking art exhibit, Consenses. I hope you will visit Consenses.org to learn more about that project.
I would also like to take the opportunity to introduce you to her amazing talents as a singer/songwriter.
I am so proud to announce that our October 2016 Songs To Live By selection is Sally’s debut album:
Sally began the album as a demo tape created to help her keep track of a rapidly growing stack of compositions. It feels like an intimate performance.
Her gorgeous soprano voice, poetic lyrics and infectious melodies will captivate you.
Song styles range from soft rock (“The Complaint,” “Happy Now”) to folksy acoustic guitar (“Tomboy Bride,” “Song 4 Jeremy”) to piano ballad (“The Good Bye”). Each is delivered with warmth, charm and self-assurance.
For an extra treat, her father, James Taylor, plays guitar on the last song, “Unsung We Dance.”
The song starts with an adorable introduction using a childhood recording in which she commands, “Hi, my name is Sally Taylor. Get on your knees and start begging.”
I know you will be absolutely enchanted by Tomboy Bride. The stories Sally tells are personal and honest. They will touch your heart.
I cannot recommend Tomboy Bride more highly!
Lots of love,