Sally Taylor (singer-songwriter)
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Sarah Maria "Sally" Taylor (born January 7, 1974) is the daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon. Like her parents and brother Ben Taylor, she has pursued a musical career and has become known for her acoustic sound, witty vocals, and evocative, introspective writing. She is a former member of the indie band The Slip.
From 1999 to 2002, Sally Taylor's touring band consisted of a core group of musicians, most of whom also contributed to the recordings as well. The key members were:
- Kenny Castro – bass
- Kyle Commerford – drums (2000–2001)
- Brian McRae – drums (1999–2000)
- Dean Oldencott – drums (2001–2002)
- Chris Soucy – guitars, vocals
In addition to her musical career, Sally Taylor is an advocate for the victims of land mines. To this end, she founded "The Tranquility Project" with her husband Dean Bragonier. The charity endeavors to remove landmines from southeast Asia, raise awareness of the issues, and to assist victims to regain their lives and provide hope. She appears on a CD, Too Many Years, to benefit Clear Path International's work with land mine survivors. In 2007, Taylor hosted a charity concert in her home of Boulder, Colorado with singer-songwriter Wendy Woo and the band Something Underground, made up of brothers Seth and Josh Larson from the Colorado music scene. Taylor has joined the band in the last few years, traveling through the Midwest and all the way to Southeast Asia twice, performing charity concerts.
Sally Taylor is involved in two other projects. One is the creation of hand-made shawls for order, shown on her website. In addition, Taylor, who is vegan, has developed a Volkswagen van, called "Sally in the Raw", into a food cart featuring vegan and raw foods.
Sally is married to Dean Bragonier. On October 4, 2007, Taylor gave birth to a son, Bodhi Taylor Bragonier.
As the daughter of singer-songwriters James Taylor and Carly Simon, Sally's birth was mentioned in the song "Sarah Maria", on James Taylor's 1975 album Gorilla. Carly Simon's Hotcakes album, released in January 1974, contains a song called "Think I'm Gonna Have a Baby", and the cover photo is a study of the expectant mother.
She graduated from Tabor Academy, a college-preparatory boarding school in Marion, Massachusetts.
- Tomboy Bride (1999) Produced by Sally Taylor and Wendy Woo
- Apt. #6S (2000), What Are Records?
- Shotgun (2001)
- Glasgow, Greg (April 12, 2007). "Bar band Something Underground takes it one show". Daily Camera online. Retrieved 2008-12-15.[dead link]
- Taylor, Sally (October 4, 2007). "Baby Bodhi Taylor Bragonier is born". Official Website. Retrieved 2008-12-15.