Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, "original blue ridge mountain folk."
Writing and singing most of her life, it wasn't long before Tara picked up a guitar and taught herself how to express the melodies in her head through her songs and hauntingly beautiful lyrics. Influenced by bluegrass, old country, and traditional mountain folk, she creates an original sound that captures true human feeling and emotion.
Based out of Charlottesville, VA, Tara's current project, Tara Mills with Strings Attached, incorporates some of the areas most talented musicians performing original blue ridge folk and bluegrass. The band consists of an upright bass, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, banjo, mandolin, and sometimes fiddle and dobro.
You can catch Tara Mills with Strings Attached at music festivals including The Festy Experience, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Campout East, Camp Barefoot, The Crozet Music Festival, The Blue Ridge Oyster Festival, and many other venues, radio and television broadcasts, and on the internet.
The Songbird EP - 2011
A Moment of Silence LP - 2012
Live From Richmond - It's Live Music!
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"Charlottesville’s Tara Mills is in town and she brought her awe-shucks inspiring voice with her. Mi..."Charlottesville’s Tara Mills is in town and she brought her awe-shucks inspiring voice with her. Mills’ original music is Blue Ridge mountain folk inspired by bluegrass and old country. Her guitar is emotion when emotion gets emotional. Her backing band is called Strings Attached, and trusts me; this is one time in your life where you want strings attached."