Dione Taylor and Friends

  • June 26, 2024
  • 10:00 pm
  • The Pilot

Dione Taylor is a 2X JUNO nominated singer/songwriter based out of Toronto, Ontario. Her signature #prairieblues music is a mixture of Roots, Blues and Americana.

Music has always been an important and integral part of Dione Taylor’s life. A pastor’s daughter, she was born and raised in a family she describes as “really connected to the gift of song.”

Having first burst onto the music scene with her Juno nominated debut album “Open Your Eyes”, Taylor’s career trajectory has been truly remarkable. With performances at Folk, Blues, Jazz and Rock festivals and concert theatres across the United States, Canada and Asia for audiences that have included the President of the United States and Queen Elizabeth II, Taylor has made a worthy name for herself as one of this country’s talented and electrifying musicians and songstresses. Taylor was nominated for a Gemini Award for her rendition of Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom,” which she performed alongside Oliver Jones at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Taylor is the recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Mentorship Program. She has become a familiar face at music conferences like Folk Alliance International, Folk Music Canada, Folk Music Ontario, Contact East, Women’s Blues Revue and the Blues Summit.

Dione’s latest album “Spirits in the Water” (2021) was nominated for a JUNO award for Blues Album of the Year. She was awarded with Blues and Roots Album of the Year (2021) and FMO (Folk Music Ontario) Artist of the Year (2021) for songwriting.