Song:A Good Start
Album:Lynn Teeter Flower
Maria Taylor is another singer songwriter who has been mentored by Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst. She records for his brother's label Saddle Creek Records. She was born May 21, 1976 in Birmingham, AL. At age 15, she was attending the Alabama School of Fine Arts when she formed the duo Little Red Rocket with classmate Orenda Fink. They released two albums on Geffen Records but got lost in the shuffle when Geffen merged with Universal in 2000. The duo moved to Athens, GA and formed the group Azure Ray and recorded for Warm Records. Conor Oberst met them and asked them to tour with him. He signed them to Saddle Creek Records which is co-owned by Oberst's brother. Azure Ray recorded a couple of albums for Saddle Creek and then went on hiatus. After recording with Bright Eyes and appearing with the Bright Eyes spinoff band Now It's Overhead, Maria recorded her solo debut CD 11:11 in 2005. A Good Start is from Maria's 2007 CD Lynn Teeter Flower. It's considered to be her best CD to date. Azure Ray reformed in 2007 and they have recorded a couple of albums. And Maria continues to record solo for Saddle Creek. Her latest CD Something About Knowing was released in 2013. You might have heard Maria's music on TV shows, especially Grey's Anatomy. I'm sure she will continue to turn up on albums by other Saddle Creek artists. She's worth checking out. Here's the video for A Good Start by Maria Taylor.