Long Ride Home
Dick Renko, Muzik Management; representing Trout Fishing in America; Harmonious Wail; Mollie O'Brien, and Sisters Morales comments: 'As the reviewers suggest, Pie's singing remains strong, clear, and passionate. Listening to her music is like putting on your favorite pair of blue jeans, so comfortable and the fit is perfect, voice, words and music matched with real experience, character, grace, and charm. I was particularly moved by, 'Walkin' on The Moon'...this song is ageless. It works well for children and for anyone that is interested in improving, growing in life, and facing demons without fear.' Here's what CDBaby says: 'Tugging at your pants leg, tapping on your shoulder, buzzing in your ear, replaying in your mind like a thought that won't give up until you give in to it, this album is a persistent, consistent effort of country-bred songs that beg close listening. Her songwriting comes as naturally as the cycles of the moon, her stories as tangible as the chill of autumn, always free and unforced. By their simple resonance, that just seems to feel comfortable and familiar, her songs need little personal tailoring to fully mesh with your own history. Fans of Mary Chapin Carpenter might as well consider this a required purchase. If you listen to one song, don't miss, 'Walkin' on the Moon.' John Alfano, reviewer for Amazon.com wrote:'...a few words to heartily recommend 'Long Ride Home' to anyone interested in some excellent folk/country recordings. Taylor Pie, formerly Susan Taylor of the Pozo-Seco Singers, has a voice that remains vibrant...from the gritty 'Blue Dog Lounge' to my favorite, the enchanting 'Walkin' On the Moon.' This is certainly a goodie from a most talented lady.' As a teenager, Pie recorded a song called, 'Time', and it hit the #1 slot in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. Four albums followed on the Columbia label with the Pozo-Seco Singers, and a solo album on JMI Records. She co-produced 3 Don Williams first chart singles, and then moved to New York City playing clubs like O'Lunney's, Folk City, and The Bottom Line, with Don McLean, and Jack Hardy. The years have shaped her soulful messages and melodies into familiar feelings that conjure up the images, tastes and smells of things we thought we had forgotten. It is no wonder that Bette Midler, Tanya Tucker, Mickey Gilley, The Forester Sisters, Kathy Mateau, and Valerie Smith have performed her works. 'Just Like Angels', written with Dickey Lee was nominated for the gospel Dove Award, and 'Full Grown Fool' written with Allen Reynolds, landed Mickey Gilley a Country top 20. Combining the roots of Appalachian melodies with a touch of jazz, gospel, and acoustic pop, Pie shines on her 6-string guitar or open tuned mandolin. As Eileen Kuperschmid wrote for the Berkshire Sampler: 'Whether she's talking or singing, Taylor Pie's worth listening to. She's clear, real clear- with a mother lode of honesty and a voice as pure and light as it is strong.' This is a classic collection. You listen, you decide.