Tara Carragher is a singer songwriter based in Adelaide, South Australia.
She released an EP "Live and Die by Love" in January 2012 featuring a full band, which immediately reached number one on Adelaide radio station 3D.
"What it really comes down to for me", says Tara "Is sharing music and the joy that comes from that!"
She has performed tribute shows to Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams at the 2011 and 2012 Adelaide Fringe festivals. She has supported artists such as Charles Jenkins and Mia Dyson and played at festivals like the Backwater blues festival and Semaphore Music festival.
Tara received a nomination for 'Female Vocalist of the Year' in the 2012 South Australian Derringers music awards.
The Tara Carragher Trio travelled to America in late 2012, exploring the south. They recorded their debut album 'Big River Crossing' in the New Mexico desert. The album was released on the second of February this year.
Picking up the guitar as a teenager, Tara was influenced by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco and the Irish/English folk music like Richard Thompson and Andy Irvine.
The Trio formed out of a long term musical collaboration with Accordion and Piano player Richard Coates (Huckleberry Swedes, Kelly Menhennett). Richard had worked with bass player Craig Kelly in Vorn Doolette's touring band and Craig also works with Laura Hill and Unitopia. Since it's inception, the band has worked hard to forge a sound which celebrates the Folk heritage of their Irish and Scottish ancestors but is also uniquely Australian and fresh.