Cate Taylor is an alt folk/country singer songwriter from Melbourne who regularly performs in a harmony-rich duo with Greg Hamilton. Influences include Gillian Welch, Steve Pigram, Susan O’Neil (SON), Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit and Leonard Cohen.
Taylor began writing and performing in her late teens and has worked with a swathe of talented musicians including Greg Hamilton, Nina Rose, Jason Bunn and Nicola Bell.
Taylor’s music is described as rich, natural and grounded in heartfelt, spacious lyrics with a performance style that is authentic and engaging. Her songs reflect social, personal and environmental themes moving between raw, stripped-back arrangements to fuller compositions.
Her debut album, Red Dirt, released in October 2019, features some of Melbourne’s finest musicians including Nina Rose on vocal harmonies, John Bedggood on mandolin and fiddle, Kurt Mottershead on bass, and David Bridie on piano.
Prior to Covid, Cate was performing in many inner Melbourne and interstate venues. She is currently performing on live stream forums, co-writing new material with guitarist, Greg Hamilton and getting played on various airwaves.
“Red Dirt is an impressive album in myriad ways. Everything from the drums to the strings seem organic, warm and rich… brimming with human emotion.⭐⭐⭐⭐” Divide and conquer
Thoughtful songs with spacious production make for a very good album from Cate Taylor– Kavisha Mazzella, Composer and folklorist.
A truly beautiful album, Taylor writes contemplative songs accompanied by soothing instrumentals that complement the very observant, reflective lyrics. –Maja, singer/songwriter and spoken word artist.