Demetria Taylor is the seventh child out of eight from the family of late Blues Legend Eddie Taylor Sr. Demetria, 38, is helping keep the legacy of her father (along with other Blues Greats) alive. Born in Chicago in 1973, Demetria was born into a Blues family. Not only was her father a Blues Artist, but her mother, Vera Taylor was also a Blues Artist. Demetria can recall distant memories when many Chicago Blues Legends would visit their house. Some of those artists were: Floyd Jones, Carey Bell, Sunnyland Slim, Johnny Littlejohn, Sam Lay, Willie Kent, Taildragger, Eddie Shaw, Johnny B Moore and Magic Slim. Growing up in a Blues Home, she could be found listening to some of her biggest influences such as: Etta James, Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, and, most importantly, “The Queen of the Blues” Koko Taylor (No Relation to the Eddie Taylor Family). Demetria’s vocals has a wide range that can tear the roof of the house and bring angels down to earth. She enjoys singing the trademarks of her personal heroes but yet making the songs belong to her.
Demetria has toured across the world, just recently returning from a tour in Japan. Demetria has also performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival, Waterfront Festival,House of Blues, The Sears Tower (Now known as Willis Tower), The John Hancock Building, Rosa’s Lounge, Green Dolphin, Kingston Mines, B.L.U.E.S, Blue Chicago and Buddy Guys Legends.
Demetria is now a Delmark recording artist, she just recently released her debut CD titled “Bad Girl”. She is also up for a Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut”.