Julian Taylor is a Toronto-based, award-winning singer-songwriter, radio host, and label owner. Over the course of his esteemed career, which spans 20-plus years as the leader of Staggered Crossing, Julian Taylor Band, and his solo work, Julian has established himself as one of Canada’s greatest troubadours. His 2020 LP, The Ridge, earned two Juno Award nominations, along with a pair of Canadian Folk Music Awards for Solo Artist and English Songwriter of the Year, five Native American Music Award nominations, plus a nomination for Canada’s most prestigious music accolade, the Polaris Music Prize. Julian's new album, Beyond the Reservoir, released  October 14, 2022 includes the singles “Seeds” , “Wide Awake” and “Opening the Sky”” that builds on the soul-folk sound and autobiographical themes first explored on The Ridge. Julian received a 2023 Juno nomination for Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year and most recently he has been nominated by CMA Ontario for Roots Artist of the Year. 

Reviews to date of Beyond The Ridge have been outstanding

 “With Beyond The Reservoir the Americana music melodist looks to build on the breakout success of his 2020 acoustic album “The Ridge” In August he released “Wide Awake” a bittersweet song about embracing one’s ingrained familial experiences. While the single suggests a countrified Jim Croce or a twangier Cat Stevens, Taylor is a unique and important voice on the Canadian Roots and Folk  Scene.”  Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail. 

“Raw, vulnerable and powerful” - Wide Open Country
“Veteran Canadian singer-songwriter Julian Taylor’s latest musical incarnation as a country/folk artist fits his wise, incisive, emotionally powerful song writing like a glove. We reviewed his incredible new album, “Beyond the Reservoir,” which comes out tomorrow.” Adventures in Americana 

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