Tara is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in Friday Harbor, WA. Tara's music is immersive, vocally-driven, indie-folk-pop with sounds similar to Shawn Colvin and Natalie Merchant. The vibe is relaxed, fun and engaging. A typical set includes originals, refreshing covers and Tara's unique, crowd-pleasing "Improv Song" in which the audience contributes words and Tara writes and performs a song on the spot.
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. Tara Craig earned her musical chops in the "Live Music Capital of the World", Austin TX. In 2010, she was awarded, Austin's "Best Female Musician".
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 resonate.
What people are saying
"When you see her live there's this amazing sensation that her voice is the only instrument you need to hear, sort of now... or ever." Charlie Cheney
"That's good music" Wilder, age 2
"One of the most vibrant and pensive songwriters emerging." - Richard May, Songwriter's TV Series
"Tara’s lyrics are crisp and cutting edge as she drives a powerful message." - Monty Chandler, Charlotte Music Examiner
“Tara Craig, one talented and wonderful explosion that dazzles the eyes like fireworks, melts in your mouth like lemon drops and drops your jaw with melodic notes that carry you down the road on air long after the lights dim and the show is over.” - fan quote