Taylor dished: ‘Before I started playing guitar, I would just practice my singing. I’d sing the national anthem and karaoke to win opening spots for artists coming through the Roadhouse in Stroudsburg and bars in Stone Harbor. I’d karaoke any time, I even had my own little machine I’d carry around with me. ..I think..
there are lessons I’ve come to learn in retrospect. Like not taking for granted the really small shows, which weren’t even my shows, just my turn to sing karaoke. Now I’m looking into a big crowd of people and I’m able..
..to appreciate [those times] so much. You have to find balance between being in the moment & getting to where you want to be. You’ve got to appreciate where you are when you’re there.’