Tara Leigh Cobble
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Tara Leigh Cobble


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""Things You Can't Stop With Your Hands" Review"

The growl and whine of electric guitar over a driving thwack of drums in the opening songs signals that Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Tara Leigh Cobble, in her second CD, is not averse to the wild.
Her lyrics often seem blazed together by a voice that holds comparison to Sheryl Crow. She has said that the record is about changes, and her songs walk through specific instances of change, such as a broken heart or the loss of land to a highway, and finding resolution through God. One standout is Hard To Get, in which she struggles with self-doubt while trying to imagine Christ's struggle, "the blood that's running in your sweat."
There are times in other songs, when she is clearly angry, that it helps to have the lyric sheet handy, to see if Cobble is addressing a human or the divine. And while the closing song, Back When (You Used To Adore Me), is a very good folk-blues tune with beautiful imagery, it doesn't have the resolution of the songs around it.
Perhaps its lack of resolution is intended to take the listener back to the songs where it can be found.
- Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

"Grassroots Music Magazine Feature"

http://www.grassrootsmusic.com/feature/cobble - Grassroots Music Magazine

""Home Sweet Road" review"

This live CD, recorded in January of 2002 at the Porter Center in Brevard, N.C., reverberates with energy and life. The barely-controlled exuberance of both band and crowd is well-tempered by Cobble’s lovely voice and strong, celebratory songs.
Cobble leads a phenomenal band featuring Todd Bragg of Caedmon’s Call, Kemper Crabb, Matt Wertz and many other topnotch musicians—all of whom play like their lives depend on it. The soaring “All My Songs” and the bluesy “Tipton’s” get a huge response from the live crowd and translate well to the recording. “Regarding Miranda” and “I Prefer” showcase Cobble’s concise and often witty writing and her diverse voice. - Performing Songwriter


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)



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."