I pull inspiration from everything and anything. Sometimes it's an emotional experience from my own life, sometimes it's an observed experience in another's life and sometimes a word just gets stuck in my head and I build off of that.
Any Songs You Have Written That Hold An Extra Place In Your Heart? And If So, Why?
I really love my song “Never Will.” Probably because it's my be yourself no matter what anthem. I think it's important to always stay true to yourself and I've never felt more strongly about that sentiment than I did the day I wrote that song.
What Are Your Thoughts On The Recording Sessions?
I love recording! So much fun!! I'm actually going to be recording again in January. “Danielle Taylor Live Studio Sessions” – just me and the band doing our thing, it should be pretty fantastical.
What About The First Show You Played, Any Memories?
The first show I ever played was at the Experimental Café in Oxnard, CA. I asked a friend to come perform alongside me on piano because I couldn't sing and play at the same time. The crowd was super nice – very supportive. It was a soft landing for sure.
So Far, What Has Been Your Best Live Experience?
I really enjoy performing regardless of the venue so it's hard to choose my favorite. I guess my biggest shows have been my favorite~ I love when fans interact, dance and sing. That makes performing even more fun.
My favorite color is purple, though when I was younger it was green. I like to keep ya guessing!
I LOVE Italian food – but my secret favorite food is Twinkies. So sad they're finally becoming extinct.
Any Memories Of The First Concert You Attended?
All my first concerts were of the classical persuasion. But my first contemporary concert was James Brown at the Sunset House of Blues. I was in Junior High and I remember seeing him on stage – so electrified. It was incredible!
Any Bands/Artists You Enjoy Listening To That People Might Find Surprising?
I really like Gavin DeGraw right now. But I pretty much listen to everything. I think people might be surprised to learn that I really enjoy funkier/harder bands – like Primus and Godsmack.
So What Do You Have Planned For Next Year?
Next year looks to be a year of growth for me. I'm hoping to continue growing and opening for more and more national bands until I'm eventually offered a headlining gig somewhere amazing! I try not to set lofty goals as close as a year out. It's a step by step process to become an overnight sensation.
What Do You Want To Say To The Fans?
I'd just say thank you for believing in me, for supporting me and for always showing up. It means the world to me!