Taylor Dukes is a soul singer-songwriter originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but has resided in Nashville, TN for the last five years. Those five years have opened up her eyes and ears, musically and personally. Taylor has grown in many ways during that time. Taylor wasn’t to familiar with the music scene when she lived in Cleveland. She would go to open mic nights here and there, but wasn’t comfortable performing in front of others. With the move to Nashville she discovered one of her biggest passions in music; co-songwriting. Taylor has become all about collaborating with other writers stating, “Some of her best songs were developed that way”.
Our conversation spanned many topics including the common misconception among the public that Nashville only offers country music through there are many styles, the differences of performing in the U.S. versus overseas, how she arrived at her soul/jazz sound and her upcoming EP, Rose.