WILLIS, VA – June 2, 2017 Travianna Records is pleased to announce the release of Tara Dente’s newest album The Gleaner. Tara is a talented folk/alternative guitarist, singer and songwriter from Asbury Park, New Jersey. The Gleaner is her second release and her first on Travianna Records.
The Gleaner was written entirely by Ms. Dente and recorded at Lakehouse Studios in Asbury Park, NJ where Tara is an integral part of the area’s artistic revival. Dan Matlack, producer of the project says,”After seeing Tara play a few times around Asbury Park, I realized she had too much talent to pass up! Once we started working on material, I realized that her more natural sounds were coming from her songs that told stories. Those songs became the basis for The Gleaner and really leaned more into the alt-Americana music genre. The natural way that Tara plays the guitar and the honesty of her lyrics really drive home a rhythmic meeting of pure vocal talent and musicianship.”
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.
“Tara has a long way to go in this industry so folks better jump on board now and enjoy the ride!”
– Dan Matlack, Producer
Mark Hodges, president of Travianna Records was instantly struck when he first heard tracks from what would eventually become Tara’s new album. He says, “Her approach is like none other. You can feel the sincerity in her writing and hear the passion in her voice.” Tara sometimes jokes that her musical style is as if Enya and Johnny Cash collaborated, and Mark believes she’s absolutely right. “It’s rigid, yet soft. Open, yet guarded. Numb, yet feeling. It’s really cool stuff. We are so happy to have her as a part of the Travianna Records family.”
The Gleaner features nine tracks of all original music. Tara Dente shines on the guitar and with her vocals. Stephen Maxwell lends help on the lead guitar with Zach Westfall playing bass guitar, Eric Novod on drums and Mark Masefield on Hammond. The album was engineered by Erik Romero and mixed by Tim Panella.
Listeners can purchase The Gleaner on iTunes, Amazon, and everywhere great music is sold. For more on Tara Dente visit www.taradente.com and follow her on social media for updates.