*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Independent Music Promotions*
Wolfe Island Records/Continental Record Services (CRS)
10 July 2020
|New York-based Outlaw Folk Americana Musician Lara Taubman‘s new album ‘Revelation’ represents a momentous rite of passage for the artist (both physically and spiritually). Following an inner nudge, Lara travelled to record the album in Wolfe Island, Canada with Wolfe Island Records founder and producer Hugh Christopher Brown. She’s still following that nudge, using her music and lyrics as alchemy while working through emotional pain and trauma.|
With a signature sound that is all authenticity and effortlessly classic, Lara Taubman‘s haunting lyrics and melodies should appeal to fans of artists like Gillian Welch and Joni Mitchell.
From the Artist:
“Revelation” is about my journey to heal through making music. Following a call to begin singing five years ago led me to a series of fortuitous events that created this album. Music always saved me, now I hope to return the favor.
“Revelation” is also available on vinyl.
Official store/Order link
Artist Name: Lara Taubman
Location: New York City & Wolfe Island, Canada
Release Title: Revelation
Release Date: July 10, 2020
Label: Wolfe Island Records/Continental Record Services (CRS)
Musician Names/Instruments: Lara Taubman + additional performance credits listed in album credits
Producer Name(s): Hugh Christopher Brown
Similar/RIYL: Alice Smith, Jean Ritchie, Joni Mitchell, Allison Moorer, Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt
Genre(s): Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time music, Country, Outlaw Music, Folk, Classic Rock
Sound of Heartbreak
Cold Side of Spring
Snakes in the Snow
It’s always amazing when an artist unlocks expression after leading previous roles in their life. Lara brings so much life to her songs, singing through experience and spiritual wonder which is new every time I listen. Wisdom is innocent and experience is truth. This is what I learned working on these songs.
Hugh Christopher Brown, Producer of “Revelation” and Founder of Wolfe Island Records…
when I close my eyes, this is taking me somewhere altogether warmer and more wholesome! I must say I have a sizeable item on my bucket list which involves driving across the States and spending my evenings seated at the bar of a random music bars/venues, populated by hardy looking locals holding onto a bottle of Sam Adams and at the far end of the venue, on stage, a band is playing exactly the sound of your record…
Tim Ferrone, Wrapped Up Music, UK
Websites – http://larataubman.com, https://wolfeislandrecords.com/larataubman/
Official Website: http://larataubman.com
Soundcloud: Lara Taubman
YouTube Channel: Lara Taubman
Lara Taubman grew up in southern Virginia, where the sounds of Old Time music were all around her. She began singing as a child, but was seriously drawn to painting and went to college to pursue a life in visual art. She has spent a lifetime listening abundantly to all kinds of music, yet when Lara began to write her own songs those formative sounds of Old Time music are where her heart was led.
She went on to study Cultural Theory in graduate school and became a professional art critic and curator. Her work took her all over the world until she returned back to the city of her heart, New York City.
A few years ago, she was working on some fiction, it led her to hear a call while she was cleaning one day: “If you don’t have children, you will probably be OK with that, but if you don’t sing in a serious, committed way, you will regret it on your deathbed.” She listened to the call. It brought her through a very intense journey of healing from a lifetime of emotional pain and trauma. Through singing again and learning how to make music, she was reborn into a world of hope and joy.
One soft fall day in September of 2018, she found herself on the porch of the Wolfe Island Records studio, the old converted post office on Wolfe Island, Canada. Her producer and founder of the label Wolfe Island Records, Hugh Christopher Brown had invited her to make an album. The rest is history, one that she never consciously designed.
Today, she owns a small farm on the island, with a massive old barn doubling as a music and performance space. It is not far from the Post Office and the community of musicians who have also moved there and who helped her to make her album. Wolfe Island has joined New York City in her heart, which she still calls home.