Taylor Pie

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Taylor Pie
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Taylor Pie in house concert
Background information
Born 1947
Jacksonville, Texas, United States
Genres Folk music, folk
Occupation(s) Songwriter/Performer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, mandolin, baritone uke, lap slide guitar, harmonica, percussion
Years active 1964–present
Labels PuffBunny Records
Website [1]

Taylor Pie (born 1947) as Susan Taylor is an American folk singer from Jacksonville, Texas, most well known as Susan Taylor, a founding member of the Pozo-Seco Singers, whose recording of Michael Merchant's song "Time" topped the charts in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles at number one. After the group disbanded, she helped launch the country music career of fellow Pozo, Don Williams. In the 70's she formed a group called The City Country Band with Richard Frank in New York City, and Bette Midler used one of her songs, "Back in the Bars Again" in her "Clams on the Half Shell Review. After moving to Stockbridge, MA, Susan took the name, Taylor Pie as her professional handle and wrote, "Full Grown Fool" with Allen Reynolds which became a country hit for Mickey Gilley. "Just Like Angels," penned with Dickey Lee was nominated for a gospel Dove award. Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams, The Forester Sisters, John Connely, Terri Hendrix, Valerie Smith, The Tuttles with AJ Lee, the Lewis Family, Cluster Pluckers and others have recorded Pie songs. In 2015, Taylor was inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Assn Hall of Fame in LaMars, Iowa. She's currently Director of A&R at PuffBunny Records and engaged in promoting a new type of performance art called, Songswarm.

She still actively writes, publishes, produces and tours.

Industry awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

A partial discography is available at:

Specific examples follow.

  • Shades of Time (1968) – Pozo Seco (Susan Taylor and Don Williams with Ron Shaw) - Columbia re-released (2013) Real Gone Music with 11 bonus tracks
  • Finally Getting Home (1972) – Susan Taylor – JMI Records
  • Crying in the Rain (1975) – Susan Taylor – Private Stock Records 45 RPM single
  • Long Ride Home (2003) – Taylor Pie – Pecan Pie Music
  • Jubal (2005) – Taylor Pie – Pecan Pie Music
  • So Little Has Changed (2007) – Taylor Pie – PuffBunny Records
  • LIVE at Hondo's (2009) – Taylor Pie with Eben Wood – PuffBunny Records
  • Taylor Pie aka Susan Taylor Finally Getting Home (2012) – Re-release of JMI – PuffBunny Records

References[edit]

  • National Traditional Country Music Association [3]
  • Women of Substance Radio Show [4]
  • Taylor Pie - The Music Never Dies [5]
  • "So Little Has Changed" review on My Texas Music [6]
  • Taylor Pie biography on ReverbNattion [7]

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