Tara Linhardt is from a rural area in Virginia called Taylorstown. She is an award winning multi-instrumentalist who performs on mandolin and guitar as her main instruments and also teaches mandolin, guitar, and ukulele in person and on line.
She has won many awards for her skills as an instrumentalist and some for songwriting. She has taken first place in such contests as The Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, the Maury River Fiddler's Convention, Watermelon Park Festival, and The Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention just to name a few. She also has been nominated in multiple years for Washington DC bluegrass instrumentalist of the year. She performs in her Bluegrass, Swing Jazz, Nepali, and Himalayan-Appalachian bands, as well as some others. She has performed at National Geographic, The Smithsonian Folklike Festival, The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, The 9:30 Club, and varieties of other venues, music festivals, and universities. She is a founding member of The Mountain Music Project (www.MountainMusicProject.com). To see more about her and some videos of her performing please check out her website where you can see videos of her Guinness Book Award Winning Largest Mandolin Ensemble of all times among other performance videos and photos. www.TaraLinhardt.com