Author and musician Tara-Leigh Cobble possesses a unique trio of gifts that holds an obvious appeal for churches and colleges seeking a seamless presentation. As a conference keynote speaker, worship leader, and performer she has spent the past nine years traveling internationally to encourage and challenge each audience member. From Kansas to Korea, she has participated in nearly 2,000 events for singles, college students, women’s groups, and youth groups.
While TLC began her career as a musician, she shines in the speaking opportunities that have come along as a result of her books. Crowded Skies: Letters to Manhattan is the follow-up to her first spiritual memoir, Here’s to Hindsight: Letters to My Former Self (RELEVANT). Not only was Hindsight one of RELEVANT’s best selling books of all time but it prompted reviewers to hail her as “the female Donald Miller.” RELEVANT, RELEVANT Leader, and Radiant regularly feature her articles. Christian Single magazine (LifeWay) featured her as the cover story of its February 2008 issue. In addition, she recently contributed to The Voice Bible (a retelling of scripture published by Thomas Nelson) and The One Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale). Her seventh and latest album, Morning's War, is a broken and hopeful triumph where stripped down acoustic songs alternate with soaring atmospheric melodies. TLC affectionately calls it "an experiment in time travel."
Whether playing a concert, leading worship, speaking at a conference, or performing some combination of the three, TLC has a phenomenal ability to disarm any audience with her quick wit, candor, and engaging stage presence. Her passion is to help each listener grasp the unshakeable love of Christ, the frustration that comes from trying to live out one’s own plans, and the beauty of embracing His will.
Although she was born in the south, TLC currently resides in the East Village of New York City, where she maintains her half of a 250 square foot apartment. She has no pets, plants, or children, or anything else that might die if she forgets to feed it.