Tara Dente Is a folk guitarist and singer-songwriter. Her earliest memories are of playing her grandmother’s organ, and the upright piano in her childhood living room in Long Branch, NJ, where she learned to play by ear and got her start in music.
Tara grew up around the sounds of Celtic music and spirituals, later latching on to folk and Americana music. After high school, she discovered guitar and began writing lyrics.
In 2012, Tara entered the music scene focused around the historic and creatively re-awakened Asbury Park, NJ, and released her first full-length album, Leave Your Ghosts Behind, in July of 2014 (ranked “10” by Speak Into My Good Eye’s, Top 50 Albums of 2014). Her second full-length (and first studio) album, The Gleaner, was released on June 2, 2017 and is available world-wide. Tara’s third album recorded in Willis, VA with Travianna Records, is set to be released in Spring 2019.
Tara was nominated for an Asbury Music Award for Top Female Acoustic Act in 2014, 2016, and 2018, and for Top Female Vocalist, Song of the Year (Could I Be Wrong), and Top Local Album Release (The Gleaner) in 2018.