Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor started writing at some point in the hazy memory of his youth.  He remained lost in books and journals until that happy life was interrupted during middle school by a trumpet and a guitar – both of which he continues to play.  From there he was sucked into the rabbit holes of the PNW music scene, never joining an official band but enjoying Tacoma’s offerings growing up, Bellingham’s while in school at Western Washington University and Tacoma’s (again) after graduating.

His love of music born from creating it, Brandon can’t stop listening to and talking with local artists.  Moving to Seattle in 2013 only made things worse, and then he started writing for Seattle Magazine and Seattle Living Room Shows.  Given the perfect excuse to continue this behavior and work as a journalist while so disposed, he’s never been happier.

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Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.