“My music is influenced by the overall human condition; our personal
truths, our history, the emotions we project, the communities we are a
part of, the lives we lead,” said Charm Taylor, lead singer and
songwriter for The Honorable South.
Taylor first moved to New Orleans in 2007, attracted by the stories
of the city’s musicians. After making a documentary to capture some of
these stories, Taylor met guitarist/composer Matthew Rosenbeck. “We
began working together almost immediately,” she said.
At first they were just planning to put together the Dirty in the Light
EP. But then Taylor and Rosenbeck met Jamal Batiste, Danny Kartel and
Charles Lumar II. “All those special parts became a whole,” Taylor said.
That whole became The Honorable South.
Charm has always loved to write. “Journal entries became poems became
stories became speeches became songs,” she said. “Finding my voice and
deciding to use it in my way has been one of the most liberating
expressions of my existence.”
She has also always been a performer and has loved to sing from an
early age. “As a small girl I would dress up in my grandmother’s mink
coats, completing the look with jewelry and perfume, then storm into the
kitchen or living room to perform original songs and soul classics. I
learned very early that style and originality were essential and that
songs are for the people.”
The Honorable South released their second album, Faithful Brave and Honest,
and will be performing at this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage
Festival. Taylor is also excited to announce her first solo project, The Road Within,
produced by Saint Rock. “The Honorable South is still a creative unit
and we are currently exploring other worlds so as to come back and
enrich our shared one,” she said. [Read More]
Oh hey, my husband is booking a tour for her! Super cool.