With the release of her self-titled, 2012 debut album, Tamara Venus Star has completed one of her many dreams. To produce and co-engineer her own album featuring all original music. Tamara Venus Star emerged as a figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1990s when, accompanying herself on acoustic and electric guitar she galloped into the progressive tribal-folk rock songs of her own creation in the mountains of the Northern California Foothills. Growing up in the colorful, artistic community of Nevada City, California, Tamara has been able to nurture her instinctive musical talents. Inspired by nature, most of her songs have been written deep in the woods among the Native American culture of the region. Her poetic lyrics that so richly intertwine nature and the soul, are inspired by her environment and her own deeply spiritual beliefs concerning the sacred mysteries of the Earth. Tamara sings in a distinctive, clear voice and has been described as giving a dynamic performance who observes the world as a lover with a poetic eye with influences ranging from local beatnik poet Gary Snyder to the writings of Rumi and Hazrat Inayat Khan. Tamara’s songs have always tended to focus on humanity as a whole which encompasses ordinary people and real world subjects. Her lyrics invite multiple interpretations and create fantasy filled excursion. In short, Tamara Venus Star’s work is recognizable as distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now, as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 20 years ago. At age 11 she picked up a guitar and as a teenager she started to write songs. She has traveled Europe, Canada and the United States with her band, featuring long time friend and drummer Ritchie O'Connell who has toured and played drums for Stephen Stills, Etta James, Anita O'Day and Louis Bonfa to name a few.
Some of Tamara’s influences have been that would include the likes of Annie Lennox, Chrissy Hynde, CSNY, Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, Snatam Kaur, Joe Walsh, The Beatles & Bob Marley,