Taylor Steele



Acoustic Americana / Soul / Singer-Songwriter

Taylor Steele uses creative acoustic guitar arrangements and her powerful, soulful voice to play originals and unique versions of songs from singer-songwriters both old and new.

Influenced by a range of artists, from Jimmie Rodgers and Hank, Sr., to Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt, to Van Morrison and Gillian Welch, Taylor crafts her songs with a rugged, yet free-spirited style that touches on the blues, psychedelia, and soul music, while remaining rooted in country and Americana.

Starting at the young age of 4, Taylor began singing and performing for people, experiencing the fun and excitement of '50s & '60s Rock 'n' Roll. She soon acquired a guitar and started attending bluegrass jam sessions and writing her own songs. After years of honing her style at open mics and networking with other like-minded musicians, she has found a way to make music the central focus of her life.

In addition to performing as a solo artist, she also fronts Taylor Steele & The Love Preachers who have released an album entitled Searching, available at Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Bandcamp. Taylor continues to support her local music scene by teach young musicians at TRI Music NFP.





Available on: Spotify, Bandcamp,

and Itunes



Lost Girl Blues - Taylor Steele Original
Taylor Steele & the Love Preachers

Lost Girl Blues - Taylor Steele Original

Death Letter Blues - Taylor Steele & the Love Preachers
Taylor Steele & the Love Preachers

Death Letter Blues - Taylor Steele & the Love Preachers

Episode 710 - Taylor Steele
Rock Paper Podcast

Episode 710 - Taylor Steele

Set List

Originals as well as covers by: Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, JImmie Rogers, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel, Bonnie Raitt, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hank Williams Sr., Pete Seeger, The Faces, Jonathon Edwards,
Dr. Hook, Grateful Dead, Son House,
Skip James and many Folk Standards 

Past Performances

  • Livery Co. - St Louis, MO
  • Blackbird - Urbana, IL
  • Door 4 Brewing - Decatur, IL
  • Summer Sundown Music Fest - Effingham, IL
  • Moccassin Creek Fest - Effingham, IL
  • Wander Down Music Fest - Makanda, IL
  • The Gramophone - St Louis, Mo
  • Willow Ridge Winery - Shelbyville, IL
  • Effing Brew - Effingham, IL
  • Alpha Brewing Co. - St Louis, MO
  • Creekside Comm Brew - Greenville, IL
  • Village Wine - Effingham, IL
  • NorthEnd Pub - Sullivan, IL
  • Bobalou's - Olney, IL
  • Johnny & June's - Flora, IL
  • Folk Alliance International -          Kansas City, MO
  • Heart & Hops Festival - Effingham, IL
  • Framily Fest - Effingham, IL
  • The Globe Theatre - Greenville, IL
  • The Monocle - St Louis, MO
  • The Stagger Inn - Edwardsville, IL
  • Oak Terrace Resort - Pana, IL
  • Folk Alliance Midwest -                    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Dairy Days, Greenville, IL
  • Blank Space - St Louis, MO
  • Dirty's Bar & Grill - Charleston, IL
  • Scotty's Brewhouse - Mattoon, IL
  • Tuscan Hills Winery - Effingham, IL
  • Jackson Ave Coffee - Charleston, IL

Press Downloads

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What People Say

"Taylor Steele was born with the name of a rock star and the soul of a troubadour.  Her voice embodies a peace and love that will lift you up from the prairies to the highest mountain tops." 


~Chain Station

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