After a lengthy “sabbatical” focusing on the birth of our daughter, I am back at the turntable, offering up a Musical Elective Of The Month. I was reminded of not offering up a recent musical suggestion this past Friday evening, when Sara and I went to see Justin Townes Earle — the subject of the last Musical Elective back in November — at the High Noon Saloon in Madison.
The Musical Elective Of The Month is Kim Taylor.
Kim, a Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter, jumped out at me through Pandora Radio because of her song, “My Dress Is Hung.” From her music I hear country, jazz and soul influences and she has been described by critics as offering “emotional songwriting” and “smoky vocals.”
She has independently released two full-length albums (including 2006’s I Feel Like A Fading Light) and two EPs. Her new EP, Little Miracle (December 2009), is a digital-only release for now, and is available on her web site [below].
My dress is hung beside the bed
And I usually pray to it instead
Keep me honest cuz I’d rather lie
Keep me young and keep me satisfied
For past Musical Electives, please visit here.