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Tara Mills Band

Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, ” original mountain americana;” an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and americana.
Writing and singing most of her life, it wasn’t long before Tara picked up a guitar and
taught herself how to express the melodies in her head through her songs and hauntingly beautiful lyrics. Influenced by bluegrass, old country, and traditional mountain folk, she creates an original sound that captures true human feeling and emotion.

Based out of Charlottesville, VA, Tara has played and written in a couple of different musical projects. In Tara’s current project, Tara Mills Band, she combines her lyrics and voice with South Virginia native Gabe Robey to create a very powerful yet driving original sound described as a mix of modern-day folk, bluegrass, and americana. Robey also keeps time in the band with his mastering of traditional bluegrass style mandolin. Charlottesville native Luke Neer accompanies the group with his innovative banjo playing that encompass melodic patterns mixed with traditional Scruggs style playing. Bill Collins and Mike Hott bring unique jazz infused and traditional tones on the upright

Tara Mills has played at many music festivals including DelFest, The Festy Experience, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Campout East, Camp Barefoot, Misty Mountain Music Festival, The Crozet Music Festival, The Blue Ridge Oyster Festival, Mountain Cove Music Festival, and many other venues, radio and television broadcasts, and on the internet.