Dione Taylor is a soulful and powerful Canadian female singer/songwriter who released her new album, “Born Free” in late November 2015.
This Saskatchewan-born, Toronto-based artist has been promoting her new recording, which she calls Gospeldelic Prairie Blues, with amazing live performances and Live-To-Air TV & Radio broadcasts. “Born Free” is a personal narrative drawing upon her influences of blues, roots and gospel and has received critical acclaim and airplay on college radio across the country.
Having first burst onto the music scene with her Juno nominated debut album "Open Your Eyes", Taylor's career trajectory has been truly remarkable. With performances at festivals and concert theatres across the United States, Canada and Asia for audiences that have included the President of the United States and Queen Elizabeth II, Taylor has made a worthy name for herself as one of her country's most talented musicians and songstresses. Taylor was nominated for a Gemini Award for her rendition of Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom," which she performed alongside Oliver Jones at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Taylor is also the recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award Mentorship Program.
Marty's review: fans of blues and roots will eat this album up! Combining the musical elements of earthy blues and roots music with soulful gospel, Dione adds her powerful and emotional voice with heartfelt lyrics that tug at the mind and soul to produce an album that captures the listener from many directions and leaves its branded mark permanently. Favorite track of mine is the Bill Withers song, "Grandma's Hands".
Stream the album on Soundcloud HERE
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