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When making Out of My Mind, Taylor says (her husband sold his car to help pay for the recording), she didn't want to over-produce it. "It's hard to do, because you want to make the song as full as you can, and there's all these toys in the studio that you can do that with and all these musicians that you know. It's easy to go in there and put a million tracks on there, but for me, I wanted to be able to reproduce the album when I'm with my own band.
"I didn't want it to be different if you'd heard the album first and then heard us play," she continues. "I wanted it to be very similar, where if you heard the album on the radio and wanted to check us out, you would hear a very similar product to what's on the album."
Nearly half the cuts on Out of My Mind are the work of a trio — with Taylor on vocals and bass, Steve Mignano on guitar and Larry Thompson on drums — while other songs feature guest turns by trumpeter Jon Gray, organist Steven Vidaic and tuba player Todd Edmunds. Surprisingly, Taylor's father doesn't play on the album.
"He's always telling me to do my own thing," she explains. "He's good for some advice and whatnot, but I think he really wants me to do my own thing and establish myself as my own artist. He said, 'You have to figure out who you are, and you have to do that. You can't worry about whether or not people will like it or accept it. It's yours. That's the main point.' That's good advice."