Kip Traylor
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Kip Traylor

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"Ready to Rock"

...With an acoustic guitar and a voice that oozes intensity and wisdom beyond her 25 years, Rockfest performer Kip Traylor counts influences from Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald to Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Whitney Houston and Lisa Loeb. She also draws inspriation from her father, who is also a musician.
"Ive been a musician as long as I can remember," Kip says. "My father was in bands when I was young and put me in piano lessons as soon as I could move my fingers."
Kip describes her music as "high energy, emotion-packed acoustic music." She feels like success is what you make it, and success for her is to be able to move people, to communicate emotion and to form a connection with her audience based on common experiences. by Buffy Agan, Lipstick Magazine, August 2008 - Lipstick Magazine, August 2008

"Kip and Clint big winners on Best of 2005 list"

Best Local Club Act 2005 - Kip and Clint - Montgomery Advertiser

"2nd Place - Battle of the Bands 2006"

Kip Traylor and Clint Darby were this years runners up at the Montgomery Advertisers Battle of the Bands. Their 2nd Place finish secured one of only two spots available at this years Jubilee City Fest.

A bold statement as Kip and Clint were the only acoustic act of the entire day!
- Montgomery Advertiser

"Best Kept Secret"

Right now, Montgomery's best kept secret may be Clint and Kip.

I checked them out a couple of weeks ago and they put on a show!
- Montgomery Advertiser

"Feature Artist of the Month"

Clint Darby and Kip Traylor have been chosen as the feature artist of the month at "Open Mic Entertainment." - Open Mic Birmingham

"Feature Article "Meet Kip and Clint""

Twenty-nine-year-old Clint Darby and 22-year-old Kip Traylor have recently busted out into the Auburn music scene. The two Montgomery natives met here in Auburn only a year ago.

"We actually met at Fat Daddy's here in Auburn at open mike night last summer," Traylor said. "We just started jamming together and it went from there."

Darby had begun to make a name for himself, and adding female vocalist and guitarist Traylor into the mix has proven to be a musical dream.

Darby and Traylor usually perform five nights a week in Montgomery and have recently brought their acoustic act to Auburn. The two perform originals influenced by artists such as Dave Matthews and The Beatles, and covers that range from Tracy Chapman to Kenny Wayne Sheppard.

The duo has received regional recognition, which has landed them a regional tour throughout Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina beginning in October.

- The Corner News, Auburn, AL 9/08/05

"Pensacola News Journal Review 2008"

I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a number of touring solo performers and small bands, locally, over the years. Kip Traylor’s sound is top-notch, easily the best I’ve heard in almost a decade.

PNJ’s Weekender billed Julie Schurr as the Friday, March 28th entertainment at the Red Carpet on New Warrington, but -- this isn’t Schurr. Schurr was at Crimson Frog Coffee, in New Hampshire -- far cry and a hue from the Red Carpet. Pictured here is Montgomery, Alabama’s, Kip Traylor. And she’s bringing her tremendous talent to Jack-N-Rons’ tonight, Saturday, March 29th. [Her tour dates and her tunes are listed on her MySpace Music profile,]

Strong vocals combined with acoustic guitar mastery makes for a superb blend among live-music afficianados--but if you’re a stranger to the big-grin, down-to-earth atmosphere that Kip Traylor can generate, I highly recommend you get acquainted. While some souful and riveting original pieces flesh out a variety of well-selected cover tunes, Kip has a special knack for "owning" the songs she covers as well. Trying to describe her incredible vocal talent would be an injustice -- just go listen to the 25-year-old for yourself.

Kip profiles the intent of her musical career in simple terms. "Honestly, I just want to make a difference. I want people to take my words and music and transform them into their own lives and be truly touched as much as I’ve been touched and healed by writting them. I think thats my definition of success in a musical career."

Her gigs, which include private parties and engagements, span a variety of southeastern pubs and clubs from here to Georgia (and who-knows-where else). She bears remarkable talent and experience three years into her career. Kip Traylor is personable, friendly, and humble in her presentation, truly a welcome addition to the Pensacola area’s entertainment. Don’t miss this worthwhile opportunity for some excellent ear candy. [Oh, and by the way -- "Move it over, Sara McLaughlin and Tracy Chapman."]
- Pensacola News Journal


Kip Traylor and Clint Darby E.P. (2005) - including 4 original songs
The Acoustic E.P. (2006) - including 8 original songs
The Other Side of Me (2007) - including 13 original songs
The Live Sessions (2008) - including 11 original songs



Kip Traylor went from being named "Montgomery's best kept secret" (Montgomery Advertiser 3/24/05) to being voted the Best Local Club Act of 2005 (Montgomery Advertiser 12/28/05) along with lead guitarist Clint Darby. Kip also competed in the "premiere live music venue for singer/songwriter's in the southeast," Eddie's Attic open mic in July 2007, winning the competition and securing her a spot in the November, 2007 "Eddie's Attic Shootout". During 2006, Kip (with Clint Darby) wrote and recorded their first E.P. she also finished her 1st album as well as completed three regional tours. In August 2008, Kip released her second album entitled "The Live Sessions".

Kip Traylor began playing professionally about 8 years ago. At age 19 she recorded her first CD which circulated around the Southeastern college circuit immediately gaining fans. Her first full length album entitled "The Other Side of Me" was recorded and released in January of 2007 and in 2008 released her second album "The Live Sessions". She has continued to grow in her vocal style and writing and is working on developing her career as a professional musician/performer. Kip's influences range from artists such as Sarah Mclachlan, Norah Jones, John Mayer and Dave Matthews and are reflected in her writing, lead vocals and rhythm guitar. "I truly believe in the passion of music, the influences I've had growing up seem to come out more and more the further I dig into what I want to do, which is make music," Kip explains, "I want to move people they way that music moves me, that is my definition of success in this business" Traylor along with band mate Darby are quickly growing beyond their local scene, averaging at least fifteen shows a month and have quickly moved into neighboring cities and states. They also came in runner up in the Montgomery Advertiser's 2006 Battle of the Bands, getting to perform for a few thousand people in Jubilee City Fest; a powerful statement about their music and performance considering they were the only acoustic act of the entire day. She has also shared the stage with such artists as Sara Evans, Heather Combs, Saving Abel, Days of the New, Kristy Lee, Stephanie Callahan, Micheal Warren and more.

Kip Traylor's solo career has included 2 studio albums which show her poetic writing style as well as strong harmonies and guitar and has already gained a strong fanbase in the southeast . Kip Traylor is currently performing her new and old original material and can currently be seen performing across the Southeast.