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Kim Taylor celebrates the release of her latest effort, Little Miracle.
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 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. Kim Taylor departs the Queen City at the end of the summer to share her smokey ballads and narrative tales across the nation.