On Friday, Oct. 23rd Kate will be presenting a Trunk Show of her hand made Wampum Beads and Shell Articles in a special presentation at Julian’s.
This special show is hosted by hers and her brothers’ high school mate, Alexander Julian.
Kate Taylor grew up in Chapel Hill, attending Glenwood elementary school, Guy Phillips Middle School and then Chapel Hill High before heading off to school in New England. Her family has strong ties still to Chapel Hill. her father was a professor of Medicine at UNC Medical School and became dean of that school in 1964.
Kate and her brothers were greatly influenced by the music that they were exposed to growing up in Chapel Hill, including Country, R&B, Folk, Blue Grass, Rock and white and black Gospel. Kate says, “We heard performances of Ray Charles, James Brown, Jose Feliciano among others in Memorial hall. We heard Bluegrass at Union Grove. We heard Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Flatt and Scruggs and Buck Owens on each of their television shows. We heard the newest sounds of our generation’s rock and roll via WKIX out of Raleigh, we danced to the bands at the fraternity house parties on campus, and we were touched by the Appalachian Folk songs we heard in intimate coffee house settings.”
The Taylor family siblings have all gone on to create soulful music with lyrics that reach deep into the hearts of their listeners. Kate brings warmth and humor to her own facet of the music that makes up the gemstone that is the music of the Taylor family.
Kate also follows in the footsteps of their mother Trudy Taylor, an artist and craftsperson who shared her love of the folk artists and fine artists of North Carolina with her children.
Kate has spent her adult life living and raising her family on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.
She is very much looking forward to coming back home to Chapel Hill to share her songs and artistry with her hometown friends.