Tara Carragher

Tara Carragher

 Adelaide, South Australia, AUS
DuoAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

South Australian Folk/Roots singer-songwriter Tara Carragher is a lover of poetic storytelling, soul-searching and universal themes. Her songs evoke a feeling of longing, self exploration and a fearless intensity which is unmistakably her own.

Biography

South Australian Folk/Roots singer-songwriter Tara Carragher is a lover of poetic storytelling, soul-searching and universal themes. Her songs evoke a feeling of longing, self exploration and a fearless intensity which is unmistakably her own. 

In the tradition of Lucinda Williams, Neil Young and Billy Bragg, Tara’s music is beautifully honest. Her debut recording Live and Die by Love featured collaborations with American artists such as the award winning New Mexican musician CW Ayon, and highly respected guitarist CR Humphrey from the Mississippi blues duo Old Gray Mule. Further collaborations saw Tara singing on ‘All the Wandering’, the latest album by South Australian mainstays, The Yearlings.

Her adventurous spirit coupled with an undying passion for Americana music led her to the USA in 2012 where she attended the New Orleans Traditional Jazz workshop, performed at Austin Texas’ most famous venue: Antone’s, and recorded her debut full length album ‘Big River Crossing’ in the desert of Las Cruces New Mexico. 

Upon arriving home Tara received a nomination for ‘female vocalist of the year’ in the Derringer’s Music Awards and was selected as one of twenty singer/songwriters in Australia and New Zealand to attend the prestigious CMAA Country Music Academy. She graduated with a performance at the Tamworth’s Capitol Theatre on the opening night of the 2015 Country Music Festival. it was the culmination of two weeks on intense mentoring by musicians Kevin Bennett (The Flood), Lyn Bowtell, Tamara Stewart, Karl Broadie and Roger Corbett. 

Tara is currently finishing work on a new EP to be released in early 2016 and along with her band, is enjoying establishing herself as a regular on the festival circuit.

Discography

Live and Die By Love (Debut EP, released Jan 20th 2012) went to number one on local radio a week after it's release.