March & April 2015
Drew LaPlante and Taylor's first encounter was at a lakeside jam session on Put-In-Bay. The two performers were immediately inspired. Drew's uplifting acoustic stylings offered a beautiful contrast to Taylor's soulful blues influenced folk music. Drew hails from the Lake Erie shore in Northeast Ohio but is currently broadcasting from a mountainside in Costa Rica. His music reflects an upbringing of happy insanity, the bootstrap struggle to pursue one’s dreams and the energetic incubator of his current locale. Clear-eyed and soulful, he writes and performs songs that speak to the human condition, the yearning for sincere freedom and his mission to love.
Taylor, sees music as the purest means of expression. In 2012, she began her musical journey, exploring the US and portions of Canada with a guitar in her hand. Stumbling into Cleveland’s Brothers Lounge, Taylor discovered Cleveland’s Blues scene. Taylor is now a touring singer/songwriter based out of Cleveland, OH where she has developed a captivating style of emotive storytelling.
The two artists spent the month of March in Costa Rica where they collaborated and played shows together 3-5 times a week. Following the month abroad, Drew and Taylor returned to the states for a tour of the south and east coast with a few friends, a few instruments, and a video camera.