January 2013 – Motown Mondays, Chisos Grill and ‘The Voice’
What…a…year! From January to December of 2012 this was my life: I was inducted into “Signatures” as one of a one-of-a-kind, four-part harmony group, got married in Ashland, OR to the man of my dreams, honeymooned in Costa Rica (with the same man, Justin Smith), enjoyed a packed weekly schedule performing on my own, in duos and trios, in “Signatures” and with the Bureau of Standards Big Band, at multiple venues including Orenco Station Grill and Tony Startlight’s, area hotels, the Oregon Zoo, Maryhill Winery, the Portland White House and private house shows…big breath…recorded tracks for a full-length album, had a photo shoot for said album, visited Austin, TX, decided to move there… and DID! I then promptly started auditioning and marketing and now have my gig calendar up and running again. Oh yeah, and the holidays were in there somewhere with lots of travel, including a great trip back to Portland and some shows there. Anyone else dizzy?
Here’s what’s new:
Thursdays – January 17 & 31:
Tara Williamson Solo Acoustic at Chisos Grill!
My first solo gig in town! Great for Dripping Springs and Austin folks, alike!
12921 Hill Country Boulevard
Bee Cave, TX (Near Dillard’s)
All Mondays in February:
Motown Mondays at One2One Bar with Ryan Harkrider and The Nightowls
On New Year’s Eve I auditioned for Ryan Harkrider, a local Austin singer-songrwiter-badass-vocalist who leads/co-leads a couple great projects in town. One of these projects, The Nightowls, features some Motown Classic covers and original soul compositions. Although I was sick for the audition, Ryan liked my Aretha/Diana Ross impersonation and…long story short, I’ll be joining the band as a BGV extraordinaire for “Motown Mondays at One2One Bar”. We’re booked out through June for private parties as well and I can’t wait to get started! Visit Ryan’s website to learn more about his music: www.ryanharkrider.com
One2One Bar – All Mondays in February
1509 S. Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
NBC’s “The Voice” Auditions! – February 9 – Houston, TX
That’s right, folks. I’m back on the reality TV audition trail. I got through one round on this show a couple years ago. It’s just too good to pass up this time with auditions in Houston. I’m after Blake Shelton or Adam Levine…I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, send your friends to my website to sign up for the mailing list – I’ll need all the votes I can get!!
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That’s all for now, friends. I’m seriously excited about what this year will bring in my new state. Hope to hear from you soon or see you at a show!
Tara Williamson was raised in Northern California and relocated to Austin, TX in November of 2012 after four years of frequent performance in Portland, OR. A life-long musician, Tara has developed an equal affinity for jazz and folk music and has a unique style of singing/songwriting encompassing both. In Portland, OR, Tara enjoyed performing frequently at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club and Lounge, Orenco Station Grill and was the female vocalist for the Bureau of Standards Big Band for two years. Keep an eye out for more Austin venues soon!