Dena Taylor has created her own style of music from her home base in Austin, Texas that link together jazz, blues, and just enough of a pop hook to have listeners sitting on the edges of their seats. Taylor is prolific, having released The Nearness of You and Lullabies in the course of 12 months.
There is a certain care that listeners will immediately notice when they play a track from Taylor; there are compositions that are light, airy, and with labyrinthine depth. It is the interplay between Taylor’s vocals and the music present that pushes each composition to an entirely higher plateau. A skillful production on each Taylor track ties together the array of instruments nicely, rendering tracks like When October Goes and Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me into must-listens.
It is not only Dena’s music that deserves focus. There is a charitable component to anything that she does. Spencer’s Fund (www.denataylor.info/#!spencersfund/cqqf) represents the work that Taylor does for a bevy of charities throughout the United States. By linking this service to her musical career, Dena is able to make fans feel as if they are helping others in need when they visit Dena’s site or purchase some of Taylor’s music. Aside from the physical contribution of funds to these charities, Dena freely shares information regarding each organization’s mission statement and the specific facets to each group which made them a must-contribute. Artists are able to impress with their music,l but there is such a trend of ennui or outright disconnection from the outside world with a great number of musicians. By firmly grounding herself in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Dena is able to imbue each track that she creates with an honest and earnest sound that will resound loudly with listeners. Taking all of these facets together, listeners will be able to experience the complete package.
NeuFutur readers that wish to hear more from Taylor’s neck of the woods would do well to check out her main site at www.denataylor.info/ . Her store, biographical information, and samples from The Nearness of You can all be heard here, while Taylor’s Facebook www.facebook.com/denataylormusic is how fans can hear from Taylor on a daily basis. Bookmark each URL to keep up to date on Taylor; the strengths heard during The Nearness of You and Lullabies will hopefully be interlaced in anything to follow from Taylor.
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