Have a pool party in Maria Taylor’s poppy video for “Up All Night” (playing Boot and Saddle 2/5)

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Seasoned singer/songwriter Maria Taylor heads out on a national tour in support of her latest solo album, Something About Knowing, released October 29th via Saddle Creek records. Something About Knowing is Taylor’s first release following motherhood, and the album displays a musical as well as emotional maturity that can only stem from life altering events. Taylor recently released a video for the track “Up All Night”, an upbeat California pop tune with happy-go-lucky melodies that at times juxtapose the heavier story of becoming newly pregnant (“Remember that day we got the news I was scared as hell and so were you”). It’s scary, but celebratory, and the video embodies that celebration with a pool party filled with friends and family. Maria Taylor will be making her Philadelphia stop at Boot & Saddle on Wednesday, February 5th. Tickets are on sale now.


The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Stephen Kellogg, Lily Mae, Leverage Models

Photo by Tony Oppenheim
Photo by Tony Oppenheim

Bucks County’s Lily Mae was the focus of this week’s Key Studio Session.  Mae performed on the Philly Local Stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival this August and released her debut EP Early Days last year.  Download the title track below and get the full set here, which includes a few unreleased songs and a duet.

Stephen Kellogg (of Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers) stopped by Folkadelphia to record a few live songs.  Taken from his recent solo album Blunderstone Rookery, the four songs are intimate, personal and sincere.  Stream and download the session below.  Kellogg plays World Cafe Live on November 29th; tickets and information can be found here.

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My Morning Download: “Up All Night” by Azure Ray’s Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor is releasing a new album, Something About Knowing on Saddle Creek Records on October 29th. The Birmingham, Alabama native, who is one half of the duo Azure Ray, worked with producer Mike Mogis on her new album, influenced in part by the birth of her first child, a son. Download “Up All Night” below.

Pre-order Something About Knowing here.

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company