Leslie Tom / Taylor Loren
September 24, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
From the first few notes of a Leslie Tom song, you’re instantly taken back to a time when singers like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn were winning the hearts of country music lovers everywhere. But keep listening, and you’ll hear a voice and a sound that is remarkably current, even timeless. This Denver-based songstress is defying the odds by steering away from the “Nashville style” country trends. Instead, combining relatable lyrics with her bubbly, sassy personality and an unmistakable voice (along with the occasional fiddle and pedal steel guitar), Leslie Tom stands poised to hit the mainstream with her own traditional-modern spin on country music.
Newcomer Taylor Loren has already gotten the nod from Nashville Songwriters’ Association International receiving the accolade “One to Watch.” She’s working hard at honing her songwriting craft and was recently invited to the Play for Publishers three day workshop at the Bluebird Cafe. “It’s an honor to be included with such talented up and coming songwriters,” she says. Loren first and foremost aspires to be a successful songwriter. However, she enjoys performing and playing whether it be acoustically or with her band.
She’s been playing guitar and singing since the age of ten when she got her first guitar for Christmas. She grew up on a healthy dose of Patsy Cline, Dixie Chicks and Johnny Cash. Loren loves playing the oldies and is excited by country music’s return to a more traditional sound. She’s inspired by Chris Stapleton, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters and Maren Morris. “It’s refreshing to see country music going back to its roots,” says Loren.
Currently, Loren is working on a full album. She’s looking forward to creating a raw, traditional sound that reflects her vulnerability as an artist. “I’m constantly growing and evolving as an artist, and right now I’m just enjoying the journey.” And given what she has accomplished so far, it’s going to be exciting to see where that journey leads Loren.