Tara Leigh Cobble

Tara Leigh Cobble

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"Melodic folk-rock" is the best way to describe Tara Leigh's music. Sonically, she draws comparisons to Sixpence None the Richer, Natalie Merchant, and Jennifer Knapp. Lyrically, there's the depth of David Wilcox, Derek Webb, and Patty Griffin.

Biography

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram: "Her lyrics often seem blazed together by a voice that holds comparison to Sheryl Crow."

Nashville Rage: "...edgier take on Natalie Merchant-style songwriting."

Christianity Today: "Trying to fill that void left by Jennifer Knapp's retirement? Then rush directly to Tara Leigh Cobble and do not pass GO."

Relevant Magazine: "If you've never heard her laugh, you're missing out. If you've never heard her music, you're missing out even more."

Hybrid Magazine: "Better than Sheryl Crow...."

Nashville Scene: "...frames her expressive voice and increasingly mature songwriting with folk-rock grooves."

Akron Beacon Journal: "...Sheryl Crow meets David Wilcox... an organic blend of folk rock and roots rock, with thought-provoking themes. Her warmth and good humor make an audience feel as if they are sitting down with an old friend."

Grassroots Music: "Her latest project, the alternately gutsy and folksy, rock-tinged 'Things You Can't Stop With Your Hands,' is nothing if not vulnerable. From the slightly rebellious 'White T-Shirt' to the raggedly gut-wrenching 'Back When (You Used To Adore Me),' Tara Leigh wears her heart on her sleeve, and invites you to examine it."

The Phantom Tollbooth: "...one of those artists who deserves for people all around the country to stand up and take notice."

Discography

Here's to Hindsight (2006)
Humor Me (2005)
Things You Can't Stop With Your Hands (2004)
Home Sweet Road (2002)
Beneath This Skin (2000)

Set List

Tara Leigh Cobble typically performs a variety of songs from all of her albums, as well as incorporating the following cover songs on a semi-regular basis:

"Diamond In The Rough" - Shawn Colvin / Jennifer Knapp
"Power Of The Gospel" - Ben Harper
"Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen / Jeff Buckley
"Martyrs & Thieves" - Jennifer Knapp
"Rain" - Patty Griffin
"Jack & Diane" - John Cougar Mellencamp