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Contact: Tom Doane
MONTGOMERY, AL –
PO Box 231464, Montgomery, AL. 36123-1464-Tel: 334-391-8751
Strong supporters and sponsors are GREAT MOMENTS IN MUSIC and artist Kip Traylor who sings her heart out! NASHVILLE MUSIC NEWS SAYS THIS:
“Kip Traylor breaks through with A Lot of Life to Live” http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/kip-traylor-breaks-through-with-a-lot-of-life-to-live
From Montgomery’s Best Kept Secret to multiple Grammy nominations, Kip Traylor’s catchy songwriting, powerful vocal tone and honest lyrics are capturing listeners from coast to coast. Igniting with her humble beginnings at local venues and open mic nights, this up and coming singer songwriter has taken the blues world by storm with her 2012 LP, A Lot of Life to Live. Now back on the road and preparing to hit the studio again, Traylor is poised to turn herself into the genre’s hottest rising star.
Originally founded as a duo act , Traylor immediately drew the eyes and ears of her local scene, landing in the Montgomery Advertiser as the city’s Best Local Club Act in 2005. Following more local gigging and an EP release, she hit the road for a series of regional tours throughout the Southeast, then unveiling her debut acoustic record, The Live Sessions in 2008 and Beautiful Accident in 2010.
After teaming up with producer and co-owner of Great Moments In Music (GMIM Records) Tom Doane, Traylor hit the studio to record her latest full-band project, A Lot of Life to Live in 2012 .Joined by an all-star cast of keyboardist Coleman Woodson III, bassist Freddie Smith, drummer Josh Oswald and saxophonist Walt Hines, the album took shape while elevating her writing and arranging skills to new heights. Driven by early success of the title track, A Lot of Life to Live landed four 2012 Grammy nominations including Best Album, Best Blues Album, Best Vocal and Best Song.
Influenced by a wide variety of masterful songwriters such as John Mayer, Etta James, Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Adele, Ben Harper and others, Traylor crafts a sultry brand of bluesy rock with jazzy punctuation. The passion bleeds through in each and every track of the album, powered with personal, yet relatable lyrics which she masterfully expresses to her listeners. Kip is also a proud and strong supporter of http://www.woundedwarriorfamilyfoundation.com which is her way of giving back. Her heartfelt tribute is in her blog on her web site. While plans are in the works for more studio time and a follow-up album, Traylor is staying busy on the road, playing 15-20 shows per month in Montgomery, Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, Mobile, Pensacola and more. Pick up A Lot of Life to Live from iTunes, Amazon or CD Baby and check out upcoming performance dates, pictures and streaming audio on her official website. http://www.kiptraylor.com