Sally Taylor (singer-songwriter)

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Sally Taylor
Birth nameSarah Maria Taylor
Born (1974-01-07) January 7, 1974 (age 44)
GenresIndie rock
Occupation(s)Singer, philanthropist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Associated actsThe Slip
Websitewww.sallytaylor.com

Sarah Maria "Sally" Taylor (born January 7, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter and the daughter of Carly Simon and James Taylor. Like her parents and brother Ben Taylor, she has pursued a musical career and become known for her acoustic sound, witty vocals, and evocative, introspective writing. She is a former member of the indie band The Slip.

Taylor is also a philanthropist, who devotes a significant amount of time and energy to combating the problem of land mines in Southeast Asia.

Touring band[edit]

From 1999 to 2002, Taylor's touring band consisted of a core group of musicians, most of whom also contributed to the recordings. 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

Activism[edit]

In addition to her musical career, 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. 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.[1]

Alternative projects[edit]

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 converted a Volkswagen van, called "Sally in the Raw", into a food cart featuring vegan and raw foods.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor is married to Dean Bragonier. On October 4, 2007 she gave birth to a son, Bodhi Taylor Bragonier.[2] Both she and her husband have been diagnosed with dyslexia. [3]

As the daughter of singer-songwriters James Taylor and Carly Simon, her 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 a pregnant Simon.

Taylor graduated from Tabor Academy, a college-preparatory boarding school in Marion, Massachusetts.

She attended Brown University, studying medical anthropology.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Tomboy Bride (1999) Produced by Sally Taylor and Wendy Woo[4]
  • Apt. #6S (2000), What Are Records?
  • Shotgun (2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glasgow, Greg (April 12, 2007). "Bar band Something Underground takes it one show". Daily Camera online. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Sally (October 4, 2007). "Baby Bodhi Taylor Bragonier is born". Official Website. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  3. ^ "Taking a Plunge for Progress". Martha's Vineyard Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  4. ^ a b "Sally Taylor Rocks Gently Like Her Parents". MTV News. Retrieved 2018-01-10.

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