Maria Taylor grew up in Alabama, where she was part of the band Little Red Rocket with her friend Orenda Fink. Fink and Taylor ended up moving to Athens, Georgia, where they formed Azure Ray, a band that ultimately landed in Omaha and became one of the groups that helped put Saddle Creek Records on the map. Taylor's somewhat mysterious yet welcoming demeanor and gentle but deeply evocative voice have always made her a beguiling performer; she's also a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter in her own right, apart from her more high-profile projects. Catch Taylor's unique charm when she stops by the hi-dive this week in support of her latest effort, the gorgeously unvarnished Overlook.
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