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Black Girls Rock: drummer Taylor Gordon plays hard like a girl

June 19, 2018
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Woman drummers are a rare breed. Black woman drummers even rarer. So when you hear the likes of musician Taylor Gordon you’ll wonder why TF the music industry has been so sleep on them! A multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer from New Orleans, Gordon has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music where she graduated from with her Bachelors before signing her first publishing deal with Artist Publishing Group.

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In just her short time working as a professional in the industry, Taylor has shared the stage with artists like Beyonce (internal screaming), Musiq Soulchild, Robert Glasper, and Stevie Wonder. Now having amassed a strong following of fans and young musicians Taylor a.k.a. The Pocket Queen is sharing her wealth of knowledge and awe-inspiring talent for eager learners to pursue their love of music.
She tells AFROPUNK: “People read the name Taylor Gordon on paper and initially they think that I’m a white guy. When they find out a black woman is holding it down on the drums, they’re taken by surprise. Those moments when I see these assumptions shift through the power are when I’m truly reminded that this is a Gift from God.”
Ranging from blogs to live streams, interviews to one-on-one lessons, and a whole lot more. To learn more about The Pocket Queen and her services, become a patron over at Patreon.