Photos by Scott Preston
KIM TAYLOR with THE GROWNUP KIDS
Thursday, November 20, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm
Kim Taylor, the Cincinnati-based singer-songwriter, is known for her folk-pop songs and haunting live performances. With three acclaimed full-length albums to her credit, she’s shared stages with artists ranging from Kris Kristofferson to Ollabelle and Grace Potter and has appeared on NPR’s World Cafe Live with David Dye.
Love’s A Dog (October 2013) is Taylor’s most recent release reuniting with producer/multi-instrumentalist Jimi Zhivago (Ollabelle) and drummer Devon Ashley (Lemonheads). Recorded at NYC’s Magic Shop (Rufus Wainwright) and mixed at Brooklyn’s Mission Sound, the 11 original tracks on Love’s A Dog explore loss and the complexity of human relationships.
Love’s A Dog was also influenced by Kim’s acting debut. In 2011, Taylor was cast as a lead role in Matthew Porterfield’s music-infused drama, I Used To Be Darker. With art mirroring life, she was cast as a musician in the film and paired with actor/musician, Ned Oldham (Old Calf).
I Used to Be Darker made its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January of 2013 and went on to screen internationally at the Berlinale in Berlin, Germany in February. The film received positive reviews and was picked up by The Strand distributors for a limited theatrical release in the US beginning October of 2013.
IUTBD was named one of the New Yorker’s best films of 2013.
Taylor’s songs have appeared in numerous TV shows including Flashpoint, Smallville, One Tree Hill and ABC’s Cyberbully.