Lara Taubman’s second album ‘Ol’ Kentucky Light‘, is out on September 16th on Atomic Sound Record Company,and it sees the New York-based country-soul singer/songwriter address mortality, mental health, spirituality, survival, and the finding of hope in an exceedingly turbulent and traumatized world. And if that seems somewhat serious then consider what Lara Taubman has to say on the matter “The risk an artist takes is inherent within the act of surrender,some artists prefer to hide out of fear that they’ll reveal too much about themselves. Music is a salve that allows me to excise my insecurity and discomfort. It heals me, and I hope that I can pass that resolve and reassurance on to my listeners, and that they’ll benefit from knowing they’re not alone.”
‘Silver Linings‘ embraces the spirit of living – “and life goes on although we sense the agony / we find our way though it’s bitter out there” Taubman sings as the pedal steel (played Walter Parks – well known for his long association with Richie Havens) moves the song to a more sunny sounding conclusion. It’s a word-rich piece that will draw the listener in and give something to think about as well. Lara Taubman told Americana UK that “‘Silver Lining’ is about how life is difficult by its very nature. Finding silver linings are the gifts and the grace of staying present and fully experiencing life.”
Before turning to music Lara Taubman had worked predominantly as a painter and in art criticism, the last taking her all over the world, writing about contemporary art for Artforum, Art News, Flash Art and Sculpture magazines to name just a few. She published essays for gallery and museum exhibits. She curated exhibits at The Heard Museum of Native American Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Art in Embassies, curating historical exhibits from the Abstract Expressionist movement as well as curating and exhibiting the work of contemporary artists.