Friday, May 13, 2011

Show Preview - Maria Taylor - Mr Smalls - 5/17/11 - Pittsburgh - Concert Preview

Maria Taylor be performing at Mr Smalls this Tuesday opening for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Taylor has three lp's to her name, the most recent being 2009's LadyLuck. She is also have of the duo Azure Ray who released a new lp this past September on Saddle Creek Records.

From the bio: 
Maria Taylor started her musical career at the age of fifteen in the band Little Red Rocket which released two CDs on Geffen—Who Did You Pay (1997) and It's in the Sound (2000). The group disbanded during the merging of Geffen with Universal Music Group. Afterwards, Taylor moved to Athens, Georgia along with her musical collaborator, Orenda Fink. There, they formed the band Azure Ray. The pair signed to WARM and released their self titled debut as well as their second album, Burn and Shiver. The duo then relocated to Omaha, NE and released two additional records on Saddle Creek, the November EP and their final album, Hold on Love. Following that album, Taylor and Fink moved on to produce their own solo records.

Her song "Time Lapse Lifeline" was featured in the "The Beaver In The Otter" episode of "Bones". Her music has also been featured frequently on the popular TV series, Grey's Anatomy—"Song Beneath The Song" from her first solo album 11:11 was on the Grey's Anatomy Season 1 Soundtrack. Maria Taylor's also had a song featured on the hit ABC Family series Greek. "No Stars" from Taylor's album Lynn Teeter Flower was also featured on the prom episode of the CW's One Tree Hill; she also has had a song featured on the series Scrubs.

Show begins at 8p at Mr Smalls.