When Dulcie Taylor speaks, there’s no hiding her South Carolina roots, reflected in both her drawling accent and her unrelenting southern charm. After establishing her singer-songwriter bonafides in the Washington D.C. area, she moved to SLO County a couple years ago and wasted no time immersing herself in our own local music scene, even while her previous three albums were enjoying radio play nationwide.
Last year she entered and won the New Times Music Awards “Best Songwriter” category and won with “Cigarette Smoke.” This year, she’s released her fourth album, Only Worn One Time, and it’s a stunner—11 tracks recorded locally at the Colorado Room in Atascadero and produced by George Nauful and Tyson Leonard, mixed by Keith Olsen, and released on Mesa/Bluemoon Records. Continue reading →
REIMAGINED Dulcie Taylor. Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings. Grab a handkerchief in preparation for listening to singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor’s latest release, Reimagined, which isn’t new material per se but reinterpretations of six original songs of hers (two which had a collaborator) close to her heart.
I became acquainted with Taylor’s work after being wowed by her last release, Better Part of Me, which came out in the summer of 2018. Continue reading →
When Dulcie Taylor left the East Coast for California, it was a gift to local Americana fans. This gifted singer-songwriter fit right into the local music scene, playing all around the Central Coast, winning Best Songwriter in the New Times Music Awards twice—accolades she could add to her two East Coast WAMMIEs (Washington D.C. area music awards). Continue reading →
Prolific singer-songwriter DULCIE TAYLOR has reworked and remixed favorite songs from her storied catalog for her new smooth-Americana EP Reimagined, released digitally on May 8, 2020 via Mesa Bluemoon Recordings. The six songs received a variety of treatments in the studio from Dulcie’s long time collaborator George Nauful, who is guitarist and singer in her band, co-writer, producer, and founder of Mesa Bluemoon. Continue reading →
Dear Friends, I wanted so share some thoughts on the six songs which we remixed for new EPReimagined, which is out today!
• “Easy For You” (from Diamond & Glass, 2002). When a couple breaks up, there’s almost always one of the people who has an easier time of it. This song is written from the viewpoint of the person having the harder time. We chose it for the remix because we love the song and the track is very special. It was a delight to work on again. Continue reading →
My video, “Halfway to Jesus,” has been nominated in two categories of the California Music Video Awards at Music California – BEST EYE (Cinematography) and BEST BLUES/COUNTRY. A shout out to my director, Trevor Lawrence, who works magic when he picks up a camera, still or moving pictures (and he’s a GREAT writer as well). Thank you, Trevor, for the three videos we’ve done together.
Dulcie Takes Best Songwriter at the 2014 New Times Awards Dulcie Taylor won the New Times Music Award for Best Songwriter 2014. She took home the same award last year, 2013. Here is a picture of the two “Newties” as they are called, side-by-side. The “Newtie” is 10 pounds of solid bronze in the shape of a microphone and is made of metal reclaimed from decommissioned weapon systems.
When renowned Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz (his shows include Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked) was interviewed on The Atrium Stage at the Kennedy Center by Michael Kerker of ASCAP, he entertained and thrilled the sold-out crowd with his stories and his songs. Then Mr. Schwartz introduced songwriters from the Mid-Atlantic region who each performed an original song. Dulcie performed her song, Diamond & Glass.
Diamond & Glass Wins A WAMMIE!! Dulcie's CD, "Diamond & Glass," won a WAMMIE for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. Thank you to everyone who voted for the CD. Dulcie is very honored, because this award is voted on mostly by other musicians and people involved in different aspects of music. Thank you to Mike Schreibman and everyone at WAMA.
As a lover and writer of poetry, Dulcie serves on the Board of the Poetry Series at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Shakespeare Library. The Folger attracts scholars from around the globe, and is also home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, as well as magnificent collections of other rare Renaissance books and manuscripts. She also serves on the board of The Writers Center in Bethesda, MD. "The Writer's Center hosts literary events, readings and conferences; sells books and literary magazines; and offers a congenial, supportive environment for writing groups to meet." They also provide all levels of workshops for a wide range of literary genres.
Dulcie wins the Grand Prize in Broadjam's Steinberg Finals. Broadjam's Steinberg Finals, a song competition sponsored by Steinberg, the Germany-based company that manufactures digital audio recording equipment. The prize is the Steinberg Ultimate Studio Solution, "a combination of hardware and software worth over $10,000." Broadjam is a 125,000 member-strong organization of songwriters that hosts a massive online database of searchable songs for film/tv, advertisers, recording artists, etc. by writers from all 50 U.S. states and over 150 countries worldwide. "The Broadjam Pro Services group designs and builds custom technology for music industry clients such as Warner/Chappell, Academy of Country Music, Peavey, Yamaha and others."