One of the most vibrant and pensive songwriters emerging ”

— Richard May, Songwriters TV Series

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Tara Craig captivates audiences with a huge voice that is equal parts soulful and vulnerable. Her songs drip with imagery and are delivered with palpable emotional intensity. 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 her vivid storytelling, unfiltered honesty and an ability to give a voice to the unspoken places within the heart.

Throughout her career Tara has played hundreds of shows in a wide variety of venues and she continues to hone her craft. Whether in a crowded bar backed by a full band or on the streets of a sleepy beach town, the strength and vulnerability Tara shares through her music resonates.




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The Big Easy

Live at Neutral Ground, 5/29/14 - photo by Brenna Normann

I just got back from spending a week in New Orleans, LA. The trip was fantastic. I saw swamp snakes, ate oysters, drank mint juleps on the veranda, listened to jazz on Frenchman, witnessed the aftermath of a giant termite swarm (fortunately I missed the actual swarm), fought for a table at a hipster wine bar in the Bywater, hunted for clues in the French Quarter, drank an Absinthe frappe and got caught in a torrential downpour.

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