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Taylor Rae and Laura Benitez & the Heartache

Presented by Sweetwater Music Hall and First Tuesday ArtWalk at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley CA

Oct 15 2023
Taylor Rae and Laura Benitez & the Heartache

Taylor Rae and Laura Benitez and the Heartache

Taylor Rae eclectic style folk, jazz & blues with Laura Benitez honky-tonk shuffles to rock ‘n’ roll

Taylor Rae and Laura Benitez and the Heartache
* Sunday, October 15, 8:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Taylor Rae walks through life projecting a calm self-awareness. And, while there is an aura of purposeful intent in every stride she takes, every note she sings and every chord she plays, there is also a sense of natural ease in every action. This is some still water – and it runs deep.

It all began in California with Taylor Rae Vencill’s birth in Santa Cruz. Raised in nearby Ben Lomond, her eclectic musical journey initially took her from the Central Coast to Los Angeles. Taylor played legendary venues Moe’s Alley, Kuumbwa Jazz, the Catalyst and Hotel Cafe, and earned spots at popular area festivals, including DIO Fest (Boulder Creek) and Redwood Mountain Faire (Felton).

In 2017, Taylor won Santa Cruz NEXTies Musician of the Year Award and the next year she struck out for Texas, landing in the musical wonderland of Austin. Since then, Taylor has performed at the legendary Austin nightspot Stubb’s second stage, Nashville’s renowned Bluebird Café, Lexington’s The Lyric Theatre and the Asheville, NC Isis Music Hall. She has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Brandy Clark, The Stone Foxes, Kristian Bush and Reggae musician Mike Love.

Laura Benitez and the Heartache use the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road.

Their new album, California Centuries, finds the band delving deep into themes of collective denial (Bad Things), gaslighting (Invisible and Gaslight) and romantic lessons learned (I’m the One and Are You Using Your Heart).

Their twangy honesty shines through in straightforward arrangements, crystalline harmonies, and spare instrumentation.



Contact: (415) 388-3850

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm


Sweetwater Music Hall

19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941


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