Washington Post, 8/23/02, page WE06 DULCIE TAYLOR, “Diamond & Glass”, Black Iris Records by Mike Joyce
Dulcie Taylor’s “Diamond & Glass” has all the makings of a hardcore country album: tales of divorce, despair and death, along with occasional allusions to emotional abuse and reckless drinking. But Taylor, a Wammie-award-winning singer-songwriter, is more poet than honkytonker, and far too much of a romantic to let an album unfurl without conveying inspirational thoughts and comforting messages. Continue reading →
Folkwax, 8/21/02 A Thinking Person’s Album With a Cool Feel by Jason Wesley
This album sounds like girls’ night at the coffeehouse; some nice jazzy Country Folk and some lyrics examining relationships from a woman’s perspective. Very few artists are able to put together an album of their own songs and styles without having to at least lean towards the big buildings where music is sold. It doesn’t sound like Dulcie Taylor has catered to the business side, even though she’s made an album with that sort of potential. I should think that this album will make it to radio, even though it is better than that. The whole album has a nice jazzy feel behind it. Lyrically it is an examination of relationships from various angles. Continue reading →
Dulcie Taylor’s debut album, Diamond & Glass, is an unexpected pleasure rife with elegantly crafted pop songs with a jazz undercurrent, incisive lyrics, sweet, bluesy vocals reminiscent of both Joni Mitchell and Tish Hinojosa Continue reading →
Dulcie Taylor’s Diamond & Glass collects a dozen smooth, easygoing songs that mix folk, pop, and contemporary country. Highlights include the brooding “Easy for You” and “Never Enough,” the lively “It Ain’t Love,” and the surprisingly tough “I Don’t Know Anymore,” Continue reading →
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."