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Tamara Lewis: Bio

Passionate Folk

Singer/songwriter, Tamara Lewis, drops the filters that we live with every day and stands alone in her songs. She writes primarily in a contemporary folk style with country and blues influences. Her voice is comforting, crystalline, powerful and guileless. As a performer, Tamara is both engaging and incandescent and unquestionably leaves a mark on the audience from opening note to last.

Tamara's songwriting is inspired by conversations with friends, her 20-year career as a psychotherapist and from a surprisingly rich source: having lived with a serious illness for the last 20 years. She mines these deep shafts and writes beautifully and bravely about some of life's most painful truths and delivers them with heartrending vulnerability. Then she brings listeners back to safety with songs that are deeply comforting or delightfully clever.

Tamara started playing guitar and songwriting in her mid-40's and released her first CD, Long Time, No See when she was 48. Two years later she released her second: Living Down River. She loves being told she is an inspiration to others contemplating following a dream later in life and enjoys being a "late bloomer."