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Having released music under various monikers for the last 15 years, Maria Taylor is no wide-eyed newcomer. The Alabaman has left her mark on the folk scene as a solo artist and as half of the disbanded, then reunited, Azure Ray. But recently, Taylor has explored personal places that Azure Ray eschewed in favor of more ambient sounds. In August, she released her fifth solo effort, Overlook, whose country elements reveal her Southern roots, but don’t outshine the dreamy folkiness that built her reputation on Saddle Creek. Taylor is not terribly innovative—or nearly as famous as her labelmate Bright Eyes—but she has a subdued talent that matures with age. Maria Taylor performs at 8:30 p.m. with Dead Fingers and The Grenadines at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $12 in advance, $14 at door. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (202) 388-ROCK.