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A natural-born storyteller with the polish of an accomplished actress and the authentic edge of a seasoned blues musician.

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Featured Track: “I wanna see you be brave.”

Music is the art form we turn to when we need to build bridges and make ourselves plainly understood.

In January 2020, the United States was in crisis. The president was holding vital defense support to Ukraine hostage as a means of coercing their government into investigating the son of a political rival.

My civil disobedience action inside the Senate’s Russell Rotunda – performing Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” in an area where protest is strictly forbidden – was a call on Republican Senators to join Democrats in voting to remove that corrupt president from office.

More Music

Everyone You’ll Be EP • Studio Album Release Date: Feb 2024
Home demos…

Tae Phoenix · The Girls You'll Be Demos
Deep Cuts

Tour Dates

Boston8/7/23TBABerklee Performance Center*
Boston8/8/233:30pmCafe 939
New York8/14/236pmRockwood Music Hall
Washington, DC8/17/232-4pmWOWD Radio
Reston, VA8/18/236pmLake Anne Plaza
* I am a backup singer as part of a larger ensemble.

Bio / Artist Statement

My name is Tae Phoenix and my favorite party game is “two truths and a lie.” See if you can guess which is which:

The answer is in the footer of the website.

My work is about themes that everyone can relate to on some level: rejecting conformity, embracing authenticity, and finding the connections between healing ourselves and building the world we want.

Sometimes, when I’m stuck on where a musical idea belongs, I’ll write lyrics from the perspective of a fictional character and see where that takes me. I love this approach because I tend to obsess over stories: telling them, absorbing them, analyzing them. It doesn’t really matter as long as I’m immersed. I’ve written songs that started out as screenplays and the beginnings of musicals that I originally thought were novels. It all makes me ridiculously happy.

My favorite thing about using music as a storytelling vehicle is that a well-timed and well-written song can convey a tremendous amount of information just with the placement of a quarter note rest. I learned this the first time I performed in a Sondheim show. (“Into the Woods.”) I looked at the score, thought, “wow! It’s turtles all the way down, “and never looked back.

The performing arts world is a wonderful place for many reasons, but it’s also not an easy space for me to enter. As an Autistic, I get easily overwhelmed by loud, chaotic environments like music clubs. In a people-oriented business, missing a social cue, facial expression, or change in tone of voice can have implications that aren’t always obvious in the moment. One of my goals as I work in this space is to build more inclusive and accessible spaces for “neuro-spicy” artists and our supporters.



Music & Lyric Videos

Please help me win some singing contests

I’ve chosen to say yes to more opportunities to get my music out into the world this year, and one of the ways I’m doing that is by entering music performance and composition contests that come my way. I’d love your help in two of those contests: Hard Rock Rising and VeeWall Vocals.

Hard Rock Rising

What is it? In this contest, musicians compete in phases to win a world tour, a music video, and a bunch of new gear.

What do you get out of it? A free download of my song “Beautiful Lies” and the joy of knowing you helped me move on to the live performance phase of the competition.

How do you help?

  1. Click here
  2. Click the “Download” button next to Tae Phoenix.
  3. Share with your friends.
  4. Enjoy your free download.

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What is it? In this contest, musicians compete to win $100,000 cash.

What do you get out of it? If I win, I’ll donate half the before-tax winnings ($50,000) to a charity that my fans and I choose together. You’ll get to help with that if you wish.

How do you help?

  1. Click here
  2. Sign up for a VeeWall account.
  3. Vote for me.
  4. Come back every day until April 29th and vote again.
  5. Share with your friends.

Thank you so much for your help! I deeply appreciate it.

Love and hugs forever,


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