Maria Taylor: "I Wanted to Make Sure It Wasn't Too Much of a Mom's Record"

Kelly Steffey

Maria Taylor first came to prominence as a member of Azure Ray. Her luminous and ethereal yet strong and warm vocals and skill in multiple instruments helped to make that band stand out and resulted in Taylor being invited to collaborate with a broad array of artists like Moby, Crooked Fingers, and Bright Eyes. When Azure Ray went on a brief hiatus in 2004, Taylor wrote her first solo album, 2005's 11:11, which received great acclaim.

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