100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 45: The Michelle Taylor Band

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured band is The Michelle Taylor Band.

About the band: 

Not long ago recently we reviewed the kick-ass new release from today’s featured artist. Check out some of what we had to say:

Powerhouse vocalist Michelle Taylor has garnered a legion of fans from nearly two decades of hard work and sweat in the northwest music scene fronting several popular cover bands and then joining forces with guitarist Justin Dean to from Michelle Taylor and the Blues Junkies in 2011. They earned top spots in King 5’s Best of Western Washington and Seattle A-List, as well as a nomination for the ‘Best New Band” award in 2013 by Washington Blues Society. Sharpening their focus to become simply The Michelle Taylor Band, the duo along with the solid rhythm section of Robert Baker on bass and drummer Rob Morill, the group released a debut full length album Dirty Love in October of 2018 recorded at the vaunted London Bridge studios.

The set of ten original tracks are influenced by blues, soul and country, making it great American rock and roll record. The opening track “Hanging On The Vine,” is a scorching rebuke of unrequited love punctuated by funky clavinet from keyboardist Jim Barnes. A punchy drum groove and big harmonies highlight the rockin’ tale of turmoil “One Foot In The Gutter.” No classic album would be complete without a traveling tune, so Michelle and the boys take sentimental trip down south on the country tinged “Highway 65,” complete with sweet high lonesome slide guitar.

If you have a need for more smokin’-hot blues music in your life and have been searching for another awesome northwest artist in that genre to support, your search is complete. Purchase her latest album directly from CD Baby HERE.


Catch her live:

The Michelle Taylor Band will be playing Swinomish Casino on November 9, 2018. Get more details and ticket info HERE.


Find the band at:



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To view all of the wonderful northwest artists we have featured this year, click HERE.

A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.