SHE is one of the rarest talents working on the blues circuit today.
Not that Cassie Taylor - who plays at Newton’s True Blue club on Sunday, October 7 - considers herself as anything but a hard-working, honest-to-goodness blues musician.
Hailing from blues royality (her dad is legendary guitarist Otis), she’s was born and raised in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
And from her an early age she exhibited a flair of musicianship and still just a teenager, she was roped in to play bass and sing backing voclas with her dad’s touring band.
However, in recent years she branched out on her own and is now touring regularly with her own band, The Soul Cavalry.
Although deeply rooted in blues traditions, she is also inject a modern twist into the genre, writing about the trials and tribulations of a young woman in her 20s.
She also combining a compelling mix of music, theater, fashion and modeling into her repertoire. She takes her passion for the blues seriously by serving on the board of directors of The Blues Foundation.
Staking a claim as a musician in her own right, her songwriting is a new kind of blues which explores the trials and tribulations of a twenty-something woman.
Using pop vocals and deeply-rooted blues bass lines, Cassie is rightly regarded as leading the new generation of blues artists.
For more information visit Tru Blue’s website, www.trubluesclub.com