PRESENTED BY NANCY ANDERSON LaBARBIERA
Richard May of the Songwriters TV Series called Tara Craig "one of the most vibrant and pensive songwriters emerging," and this emergence has been a long time coming. The soundtrack to Tara's childhood was a powerful one: Miles Davis on her father's turntable, Joni Mitchell on her mother's upright piano.
At the age of thirteen, Tara began writing music. As a Salt Lake City teen, she spent hours recording her piano on old cassettes, overdubbing harmonies, and passing out tapes in the halls of her high school. Shortly after beginning college in Southern California, Tara picked up her first acoustic guitar. That year she also formed her first band, recording demos in the bathroom of their dorm. She then took the guitar to the street, drawing a crowd and transforming the tree-lined boulevards into her own Carnegie Hall.
Tara relocated to Austin in 2007, captivating audiences with a voice that is equal parts soulful and vulnerable. From epic spirituals to intimate ballads, there's a timeless quality to Tara's sound. While there is tremendous variety in her songs, they're tied together by a kind of longing — a longing for family, freedom, and requited love.
Tara Craig is backed by drummer Marco Arroyo Hansen and bassist Wayne Decker. Her debut album, As the Leaves Were Changing, was released August 20, 2010. The band has recently been broadening their sonic palette with more electric guitar and electronic textures, and is working on new recordings.
Audio and video production by Capital Media Corp. Austin, TX
Producer - Joe Lynch.
Sound Engineers - Nick Smith and Doug Dewey
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