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Brit Taylor, Saint Anthony Review

Brit Taylor, Saint Anthony Review

Brit-Taylor-cdBrit Taylor’s newest release, Kentucky Bluegrassed, marks a notable shift in her musical journey, blending the essence of traditional bluegrass with a modern twist. This album, especially through its lead single “Saint Anthony,” exhibits Taylor’s deep-rooted connection to the genre, a connection that stems from her upbringing in East Kentucky and her early exposure to bluegrass icons like Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs.

Taylor’s vocal performance in “Saint Anthony” is both poignant and powerful, effectively conveying a sense of desperation tinged with resilience. Her voice, strong yet vulnerable, effortlessly traverses the emotional landscape of the song. It reflects the narrative of a strong-minded woman’s heartfelt plea to Saint Anthony, a blend of regret and uplifting energy characteristic of bluegrass music. Taylor’s style remains true to the genre’s roots while infusing a freshness that speaks to contemporary audiences.

The songwriting in “Saint Anthony,” a collaboration with Adam Wright, showcases Taylor’s adeptness at storytelling. The lyrics are rich in imagery and steeped in the everyday experiences of life, love, and loss. The narrative is a clever take on invoking Saint Anthony, not just in the mundane search for lost items, but in the more profound quest for a lost love. This blend of the ordinary with the symbolic deepens the song’s appeal, making it relatable yet thought-provoking.

Kentucky Bluegrassed is a based-on Taylor’s versatility and commitment to her roots. The album, a mix of three original songs and reimaginings from her previous album Kentucky Blue, pays homage to traditional country music while embracing a bluegrass sound. This fusion is skillfully achieved through the production expertise of Adam Chaffins, Taylor’s husband, who brings an intimate understanding of both her voice and the genre.

The selection of musicians for this album, including Rob Ikes, Stewart Duncan, Dominick Leslie, Seth Taylor, and Matt Menefee, adds a layer of authenticity and expertise. Their contributions elevate the album, making it a standout in contemporary bluegrass.

Kentucky Bluegrassed is a compelling blend of traditional and modern bluegrass, showcasing Brit Taylor’s evolution as an artist. The album reflects her personal journey and deep respect for her musical heritage. Through “Saint Anthony” and the rest of the album, Taylor not only honors her roots but also pushes the boundaries of the genre, appealing to both traditional bluegrass fans and a newer, broader audience.



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Brit Taylor

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"Saint Anthony"

Release Date

February 2, 2024


Cut A Shine Records

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