This is an interesting concept. This is the first in a three part series about heartbreak and healing. Tamara posted a few years ago about her putting together a new release. I had no idea that it would be a three parter. Three EEPS, I guess (Extended, Extended play).
Tamara is one of our finest songwriters. Lately, she has been living and working in Nashville, but she is originally from Victoria and she was in Australia for a long time, writing for others as much as for herself. She shared the honours with Luke O’Shea for being the champion of Songwriters in the Round Concept.
She still comes home to visit and appear and various festivals. However, she seems to be fairly established in America now. Her songs are universal. They are the songs of women everywhere….there is something “Juddy” about her, something Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis, about her, but essentially, she is ours and she always will be.
Her songs are easy to relate to. She touches nerves with her powerhouse voice, honest lyrics and a quiet strength and determination. She wears her heart on her sleeve, she doesn’t pull punches and she doesn’t mince words.
Tamara has always been a trailblazer. Her life has had its ups and downs and she seems to dust herself off, make brave moves and she powers on. Her returns to Australia are always welcome but we all appreciate her flying the flag for us overseas.
She will never fall into the bubblegum country type. Her songs have that country flavour that will never fade.
If this is only part one of three, then we are in for a hell of a ride.
Birds in Cages
Broke my Heart
Piece of My Mind
His Eye is on the Sparrow