Photo by: Joze F Barrera
For many people, music plays an integral part in their lives and can begin as early as their childhood. For Taylor Anne, music was all around her family growing up. With so much influence, it would be no surprise that she would grow up to pursue a career in the music industry.
As a child, Taylor Anne would grow up with love for playing drums. She often played on her grandfather and dad’s drum sets with a natural flow of rhythm. In the third grade, Taylor took piano lessons. While the instrument was easy for her to get around, she would later switch to drums in the fifth grade. Taylor would bring her drumming skills to high school, where she was one of two females in the drumline, securing a prized spot on the snare drum. After finishing high school, Taylor would go to nursing school.
However, while studying, Taylor hit a rough patch in her life and decided to withdraw from her studies. As she took her time to get better, Taylor picked up her mom’s guitar from her college days and taught herself how to play, extending her musical talents. With the instrument, Taylor’s confidence started building back up, capturing her heart as she learned how to sing while playing.
Although music had always been a part of her upbringing, it became Taylor Anne’s reason for breathing. She became determined to start a career in music and decided to post her performances on YouTube and perform in the streets of Chicago. Her performances earned her invitations to perform at her hometown ‘Streamwood Summer Celebration.’ Taylor would also bag several gigs at the local bars and restaurants. It didn’t take long for her to get hooked on performing.
Photo by: Joze F Barrera
Taylor would later travel to Charleston, South Carolina, for a summer. There, she added country music to her repertoire. A year later, she uprooted herself and relocated to Los Angeles. Taylor took baby steps and did street performances along Hollywood Boulevard and Venice & Santa Monica beaches. The change of scenery was an amazing experience as Taylor loved the climate and lifestyle.
However, she found that making ends meet as a musician in California wouldn’t be that easy. Taylor would return to Illinois to save up more money. Taylor later returned to Los Angeles, finishing up her first album and before the pandemic struck, performed to open up for actor & singer Drake Bell at Whisky A Go-Go.
After going through so much, Taylor Anne is finally close to cementing her place in the music industry. Because of all the risks in her pursuit, Taylor’s experiences, both good and bad, can easily connect with just about anyone. She shares her experiences through her music, showing people that they are never alone in what they go through. Her songs tell stories of love, heartbreak, struggling with mental health, hope, healing, and her faith in God. Taylor Anne uses her music to empower, inspire, and motivate people to live their best life.