This year has had its ups and downs for blues songstress and guitarist extraordinaire Pam Taylor. Although 2017 may have started out with some personal heartache, she is definitely wrapping up the year on top!
The South Carolina native spent her summer on her album release tour, playing festivals in Europe and Israel. Her new solo album, entitled Steal Your Heart was officially released in September to rave reviews. Just this week, the album came in at #19 on the Blues Rock Review 2017 Album Of The Year chart.
The 11-track record is a documentation of Pam’s recent journey through love, breakups, illness and her own healing. After suffering a ruptured disc in her neck in 2013, doctors told Pam she most likely would never play guitar again. Although she was plagued with pain and numbness, Pam wouldn’t accept her doctor’s diagnosis. She turned instead to holistic treatment methods, such as meditation and acupuncture and she is now fully healed! During her recovery, Pam took guitar lessons from the legendary Debbie Davies, and honed her talent into an exquisite craft. Pam says she will never take playing the guitar for granted again, and since then, she’s been writing all of her music from a place of love, gratitude and self-healing. “It’s music with a message,” she says.
Pam has won many prestigious awards, such as the Queen City Music Award for Best Female Rock Artist three years in a row, the 2012 Charlotte Music Award for Best Female Rock Band and Best Blues Band, and the 2014 Carolina Music Award for Best Female Rock Artist, in addition to many others. She took part in the first ever all women blues band for the 2017 WiB Showcase in Memphis for the International Blues Challenge. Even more noteworthy than her awards and accomplishments is the time she spends supporting local charities.
Every song on her new album Steal Your Heart is a thread of her personal story, woven together to create a musical tapestry of love, hope and healing. If you want to really get to know the 2017 Artistic Echoes Blues Artist of the year, Pam Taylor, all you have to do is buy her new record, plug in your earbuds and listen.