Taylor Phelan is a Texas born songwriter and performer. In 2014, Phelan was a highly favored contestant on the seventh season of The Voice, NBC's hit reality series. While the show helped to launch his solo career, Phelan began long before as the founder and frontman for the Chicago based alternative band, The Canes. In the spring of 2015, Phelan signed with the independent label, Native Nine Records. Shortly after signing, Phelan teamed up with Nashville based producer, Joshua D Niles to work on his first full-length solo release, Where the Ocean Shallows. Phelan said, "Working with Niles was one of the most natural things I've ever done. I'm very particular when it comes to my music and until now I've never had a producer that I enjoy being challenged by." The record was released April 1, 2016 and is available on CD, vinyl and through all digital platforms.