Monica Taylor is known to many as The Cimarron Songbird — the name given her by the late Bob Childers and Jimmy Lafave because her unique singing style and close proximity to the Cimarron river near Perkins, OK.
She has recorded with both of the Oklahoma songwriters and many others in her Red Dirt musical family over the last 25 years or so. She began performing at Woody Fest with her writing partner, Patrick Williams as The Farm Couple duo at the second festival. She performs with a bluegrass band called Red Routes, The Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing, with Travis Fite and Jared Tyler, and Monica and Her Red Dirt Ramblers.
She has performed with among others Garrison Keillor and his APHC radio show, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sam Baker, Keith Carradine, Ellis Paul, and Tom Skinner. She also hosts the popular Cimarron Breeze Concert Series in an Old Church near her farm in Perkins, OK.
Her third collection of self-penned tunes- Songs from the Barnhouse- will be out in August, 2020. The first collection of traditional Red Dirt songs (that will include duets with a number of fellow Red Dirt artists) will be called Ramble Down a Red Dirt Road will be out this fall… a small book will go along with this collection. Both of these new albums are produced by Taylor and Travis Fite, at his Soultree Studios in their Cimarron Valley Barnhouse.