Today we have the honour of sitting down with the multi-talented singer-songwriter, Julian Taylor to explore the challenges he faced and the strategies he employed to build resilience and achieve artistic growth.
Julian's career has been a testament to the power of perseverance. From his early days as a fully DIY musician to his current status as a celebrated artist, Julian has weathered the storms of rejection, industry changes, and personal setbacks with unwavering determination.
During this episode, Julian opens up about the defining moments that tested his resilience, from critical career choices to creative breakthroughs. He shares his experiences of navigating the ever-shifting music industry, including invaluable advice on maintaining mental and emotional well-being in an industry that can often be unpredictable and demanding.
Join us for this inspiring episode as Julian Taylor shares his personal journey of resilience, imparting wisdom that will undoubtedly leave you motivated and equipped to face any challenge that comes your way in the pursuit of a fulfilling and enduring music career.
About Julian Taylor
After 25 years in music, building an unimpeachable reputation as a truly independent artist and entrepreneur, Julian Taylor now owns his legacy. From the formative rock of Staggered Crossing to the genre fusion of Julian Taylor Band, and now his revered work as a solo singer-songwriter, Julian owns the right to it all and it couldn’t have happened at a better time.
It’s rare in this era to see an artist build slowly and reach a new level of widespread acclaim two decades into their career. But Julian’s ethos, work ethic, and artistry has always had a timeless quality to it. And so, he’s built things slowly in a DIY fashion, withstanding highs and lows along the way, ultimately reaching the peak of his powers with his latest solo work. Fans and critics have noticed, granting Julian the Solo Artist of the Year honour at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (and nomination in the English Songwriter category), plus two Juno Award nominations in 2021, as well as a Polaris Music Prize nomination.
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Produced by Kayla Nezon (Folk Music Ontario), Rosalyn Dennett (Folk Music Ontario), Tim Fraser + Tanya Fraser (Murdoch Entertainment)
The ReFolkUs Project is made possible through the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage