Cassie Taylor is a Name to Remember
Soulful. Bluesy. Sassy. Brash. Memorable. All words to describe Miss Cassie Taylor. the 26-year old Blues woman brought her trio to ICON in Sioux Falls Friday night and showed why she is an artist to follow and remember.
Taylor started in the studio and later on stage with her father’s band (Bluesman Otis Taylor) but she has gone out on her own and commands the stage like the veteran performer she is.
We got to the show about 20 minutes into her set and found the crowd to be a little bit laid back. Obviously Cassie did too as she wrapped up the song, she told the crowd “people stand at a Cassie Taylor show, so get off your butts and fill this space down here in front of the stage.” It didn’t take any more prodding than that for me to join others who were in the mood to see and hear more from this proud woman of the Blues.
For the next 90 minutes, Taylor let her talent and her smile take over, letting the crowd know when she was going to sing a song with profanity and playfully engaging the audience while leaning heavily on her upcoming release Out Of My Head (due May 7th from Yellowdog Records) while also playing her own version of the Muddy Waters classic I Just Want To Make Love To You.
She is determined to make it in the world of Blues as evidenced by the fact that she didn’t even have a record label a year ago. She had a dozen songs she believed in and was at the helm of the production every step of the way including financing it.
Make no mistake, Cassie Taylor is a name we’re going to be talking about for a long time.