Kim Taylor is a smoky-voiced, singer-songwriter from Southern Ohio known for her folk pop songs and haunting live performances. With three acclaimed albums to her credit, she’s shared stages with artists ranging from Kris Kristofferson to Ollabelle and Ben Sollee and has appeared on NPR’s World Cafe Live. With her upcoming album, the fan-funded Love’s a Dog, set for release on October 8, Taylor can now add actor to her resume with the theatrical release of I Used to Be Darker, which features her and Ned Oldham in pivotal roles. Along with select tour dates, Taylor will also appearing and performing at special screening events for the film to be announced soon. A track from the album, “Like a Woman Can” (a “hopeful, marchy protest song for myself and all women,” Taylor calls it), is being offered for download now at Paste Magazine – download it here
Love’s A Dog reunites Kim with producer/multi-instrumentalist
“My dogs became an icon for this record, representing both irritation and loyalty,” she says with a laugh. “They compel me to reflect on my human relationships but sometimes they just drive me completely nuts. This is also pretty much how I see love.”
Love’s A Dog was also influenced by Kim’s acting debut. In 2011, Taylor was cast as a lead role in Matthew Porterfield’s “music-infused drama,” I Used To Be Darker. With art mirroring life, she was cast as a musician in the film and paired with another actor/musician, Ned Oldham; they played a couple in this thoughtful, haunting independent film.
I Used to Be Darker made its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January 2013 and went on to screen internationally at the Berlinale in Berlin, Germany in February. The film has received positive reviews and has been picked up by The Strand distributors for a limited theatrical release this coming October.
Taylor’s songs have appeared in numerous TV shows including Flashpoint, Smallville, and ABC’s Cyberbully. As a performing and touring artist she’s shared stages with Kris Kristofferson, Ron Sexmith, Kasey Chambers, Over The Rhine and Grace Potter among others.
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