Seriously.  Tongue firmly planted in cheek. I don’t actually Scream and I’m not really a Diva. At least, not all the time. The one thing that I do is SING.  All the time.  Everything.  My musical influences are all over the map. If Ann Wilson met Me’Shell Ndegeocello for coffee and Maria McKee happened to stop by, it might begin to describe what I sound like.  A little bit.  Maybe.  I’ve worked with everyone from my own 30 piece Funk band to singing background vocals for Hard Rock, Pop and Country/Americana artists. 

As long as the music has a soul, I love it! So, that’s me in a tiny nutshell. 

Click on a few of the links below to hear for yourself.

 
 
 

Tara Austin is a Los Angeles-by-way-of-Nashville singer/songwriter. She fronted and co-wrote material for 30-piece Nashville funk/rock band, JonesWorld, and more recently co-wrote and sang with Australian artist Brihony Dawson on her 2015 EP, “Finger On The Pulse”. Spanning several genres, she has recorded and performed with such artists and songwriters as Warner Hodges (Jason & the Scorchers), Matt King, Monty Powell (Keith Urban), Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd), Russell Smith (Amazing Rhythm Aces), Steve Bogard (Etta James, George Strait) and Josh Leo (Alabama, Restless Heart). She currently performs with Jerry Riopelle. 


Tara has also had a varied career in voice overs starting as on-air talent for a local radio station while in college and becoming the female voice of 105.9 The Rock in Nashville when it was the leading rock station, lending her fun, edgy vibe to their bumpers and radio contest ads. Since then she has voiced many radio and TV commercials throughout the Southeast for Audio Productions, Inc.

 

Some of the folks IN WHICH I’VE had the privilege to SHARE A STAGE...


Live Work:


Fronted JonesWorld for 11 years (Ravenheart, The Jones & Jonesworld)

Lead vocalist. Opened shows for such acts as Warrant, Ratt & Brother Cane


Warner Hodges (Jason & the Scorchers, Homemade Sin, Disciples of Loud)

Jerry Riopelle

The Wild Honey Orchestra

Etan G.

Josh Lewis

Jordan Zevon

Matt King

Russell Smith (Amazing Rhythm Aces)

The Motion

David E. Lane

Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd)

Elridge

Malik Pointer

J. Paul Brittain

Kung Pow

Candy Land



Studio Work:


Brihony Dawson - Lady Hood EP (produced by Andrew Furze, engineered by Todd Bergman)

Jerry Riopelle/Stuart Margolin - Candy Barr Musical

JJ Blair (Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, The Who)

David Goodstein (Ricky Martin, Nil Lara, Jackson Browne, Michael Des Barres)

Geist - Marino De Silva & Martin Nethercutt

J. Paul Brittain

Monty Powell (Keith Urban)

Dave Robbins (Blackhawk)

Michael Clark (Pointer Sisters)

Michael Wagener (Tesla, Ozzy, King’s X)

Hair of the Dog

Andy Byrd (Steve Earle, John Cowan, Asleep at the Wheel)

Dann Huff (Giant, Keith Urban)

Mike Brignardello (Giant, Amy Grant, Blake Shelton)

Mike Clute (Diamond Rio, Blackhawk, Restless Heart)

The Great Plains

Steve Bogard (Delbert McClinton, Etta James)

Josh Leo (Alabama, Reba McEntire)



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