Originally from Galveston, Texas, before moving with her family to central Illinois at age 13, this youthful singer, songwriter and entertainer has already had a bustling career in music. Taylor began writing songs in high school and soon joined the Illinois Country Music Association, winning Songwriter of the Year for 2010, 2011 and 2012. At the age of 16, off she went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, home of the great Dolly Parton, to compete in the North American Country Music Association International contest where she promptly won the Female Vocalist and Future Rising Star awards. In 2013, Ms. June attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, receiving her degree in audio engineering and music business and she also made her first all-original record, an EP done at Bluestream Records in Petersburg. Currently, she's performing around the area at various venues while pursuing all avenues in making music that matters to her and that's good for us. Her latest Taylor June original music recordings are available online at CDBaby and other digital outlets.

Taylor June
Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30
Boar's Nest, Athens

Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin, a sixth-generation Sangamon County resident, has played his songs and music for nearly 40 years in the central Illinois area with occasional forays across the country. He's contributed to Illinois Times since 2000 by writing Now Playing, a weekly music column, as well as features stories and other articles...

Illinois Times has provided readers with independent journalism for almost 50 years, from news and politics to arts and culture.

Your support will help cover the costs of editorial content published each week. Without local news organizations, we would be less informed about the issues that affect our community..

Click here to show your support for community journalism.

Got something to say?

Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Comments (0)
Add a Comment