Trina Taylor is a singer/songwriter from New York who has been able to jump-start a career in the music industry in a strikingly short amount of time. From picking up a guitar for the first time to performing in front of a live audience, Trina has accomplished many milestones, and continues to take on any goal she has set before her.
Trina Taylor’s song “Natural High” was the winner in the “Search for the Best Indie Songwriter” contest, “Shades of Blue” and “Remedy” were both nominated for the Los Angeles Music Awards as Best Song and Best Female Vocalist; respectively. Trina was nominated twice for the NYC Jammy Awards as Best Female Artist. Trina’s songs have been played on College Radio all around the country and she was featured on The Buck and Rogers Radio show (Talk of Las Vegas) and The Local Show Live, 88.5fm. Trina was also a finalist in the IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards).
Trina Taylor currently resides in Nashville and works with a number of top songwriters and producers in the industry. Her talent and strong networking abilities have landed the unique opportunity to work with legends in the music industry such as Duane Hitchings (Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Janis Joplin, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Tesla) David Rivkin/aka: David Z (Prince, Etta James, Jonny Lang, Fine Young Cannibals) Ted Hewitt (Rodney Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Wynonna Judd, T. Graham Brown) and Bobby Taylor (Gretchen Wilson, Diamond Rio, Montgomery Gentry)
Trina Taylor’s powerful and unique voice is captivating. Her lyrics will bring you on a journey filled with testimonies from her own life experiences growing up with traveling musicians, becoming a single mother, and walking away from complete stability for a dream! After listening to Trina’s music you will be left with a sense of hope and inspiration that anything is possible no matter the circumstance. With Folk Rock foundation and eclectic influences she is in a league of her own. The different styles blended create a universal sound capable of reaching a massive audience. Trina’s secret is simply to take the elements of popular music from classic to present and combine it with her innovative and imaginative outlooks and interpretations.
Trina Taylor’s message is about strength, perseverance, believing in yourself, and never letting circumstance dictate your life. Trina’s songs have strong connotations both literal and underlying of finding your path, staying the course, and fulfilling your purpose. Trina delivers this message from her own experiences, the ups and downs of relationships, the search for love and the power of unity. Through these trials and tribulations, the principle lesson Trina strongly heeds is for people to take a look inside their souls and truly focus on bettering themselves; from here, new perspectives arise.
“She’s got the X-Factor, this indefinable determination. She will make it; it’s just a matter of when. She’s got talent, a big heart and a lot of soul. She’s not afraid to make herself vulnerable if it means becoming a stronger artist.”
– Bobby Taylor (Songwriter)
"She has the type of originality I saw in 1968; THAT type of talent. When I first heard Dylan, I listened to how he was singing and what he was singing, it blew me away. That’s how I feel about Trina. When you find someone original like that, you cannot pigeon hole her." - Duane Hitchings (Songwriter, Grammy Winner)
“It was quick, if you’re a natural it just comes, it was there, she just needed someone to bring it out. I liked the material, the way she wrote, and the way she performed on stage. Her performance is very natural. She’s got the performance, the looks, and the song.” - Tony Novarro (songwriter/guitarist)
"Trina Taylor isn't just passionate about music - she knows the effort and sacrifice that are required, and she's not going to back down. She is extremely hard-working, dedicated, and will do everything necessary to ensure success."-Gregg (The Jam NYC co-owner)
“Trina is incredibly unique, raw, and unschooled. She is untainted by formula writing. If she sticks it out, and keeps uniqueness, she will be huge. It’s easy to find people who can write and sing. But she is too unique.” -Doug Beiden (Producer)
“In Nashville, everybody is talented. Talent is important, but other factors are far more important: Having the drive, and being goal-oriented. Trina has a lot of drive, and has all these resources available. Nothing can stop her.”
-Ted Hewitt (Producer)