WILLIS, VA – April 5, 2017 Travianna Records is pleased to announce the signing of Tara Dente. Tara is a talented folk/alternative guitarist, singer and songwriter from Asbury Park, New Jersey and is an integral part of the area’s historic and creative re-awakening. Tara’s second album, The Gleaner, will be released on Travianna Records on June 2, 2017.
Tara’s musical background began with piano composition and later evolved to songwriting for guitar and vocals. Her musical influences, among others, are Nick Drake, The Shins, Enya, Johnny Cash, and Brooke Fraser – all of whom helped to create Tara’s own unique style. Because of her talents, Tara was nominated for the Asbury Music Award in 2014 and 2016 for Top Female Acoustic Act.
Mark Hodges, president of Travianna Records appreciates Tara’s approach to her craft and is happy to welcome her to the talented Travianna Records family. Hodges says, “Our motto is ‘Music…No Boundaries’. We give our artists free-reign to be who they are, and their listeners love it! Tara is a mega talent and a delight in every way. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Travianna team.”
Please join Tara for a special FREE pre-release party on May13th at Langosta Lounge, located at New Jersey’s Asbury Park boardwalk at 9:30pm. She will be joined by special guests, Rachel Ana Dobken, Pamela Flores, and Cranston Dean.
Keep an eye on iTunes to pre-order The Gleaner soon. For more on Tara Dente visit www.taradente.com and follow her on social media for updates
Travianna Records is proud to announce the signing of one of Australia’s most unique and sought after Americana bands, Mustered Courage, to the label. Like the Avett Brothers or Steel Drivers, Mustered Courage breathes new life into the bluegrass scene with a style that appeals to both traditionalists and newcomers alike.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, the band bridges the gap between traditional bluegrass and modern roots music. Consisting of three Aussies and a Texas expat – the quartet has risen to the top of Australia’s folk and roots scene on the strength of their energetic live shows and an eponymous debut album that won them a string of glowing reviews, loads of national radio support, an endorsement from Seal, and a trophy at the 2012 MusicOz Awards (Australia’s Independent Music Awards). Their latest album, Powerlines, has also garnered the band two Golden Guitar nominations at the 2014 CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia for Alternative Country Album of the Year and Instrumental of the Year for the track “Allegheny.”
Travianna Records president, Mark Hodges is incredibly excited to bring Mustered Courage’s music to the U.S. “I first saw them last year in Nashville at the world famous Station Inn when they were here for a short tour and had stopped by to do a showcase at the Americana Music Conference. Blew me away. Total Entertainers. The real deal,” he says.