Johnny Tarr

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Bio: A multi-instrumentalist performing Celtic music for years, Johnny Tarr has decided to keep waving the proverbial, musical flag when the members of the band Sláinte left for personal reasons. A firm foundation had been laid with the band in the community, including opening for national acts such as The Elders, so Johnny Tarr will be continuing on that while still expanding the music library and adding new and diverse spins on the classics. Playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, harmonica, pennywhistle, bodhran, bones, bass drum, and accordion, by using loop pedals and vocal harmonizers, Johnny Tarr's heart is in performing live music with excitement and passion for unrestrained folk music. To date, no recordings have been made due to these unique live performances, every one different from the last. Whether it be a sad, slow tune or a dancin' jig with the crowd on their feet, everyone is guaranteed a good time.

Although often advertised as Irish music, Johnny's heritage is Irish, Welsh, Scottish and British, so other Scottish and Celtic songs are thrown in the rotation, as well as plenty of American folk music. 
In 2015, Johnny moved to Denver, Colorado and didn't waste much time getting into the scene. Johnny has continued to play solo shows, but has also joined the supergroup Juice of the Barley.

Booking: [email protected]; (937)668-3273
Influences: Keller Williams, John Butler, Xavier Rudd, The Dubliners, Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Wolfe Tones, Gaelic Storm, The Pogues, High Kings, Black 47, The Chieftains, The Irish Rovers, Father Son & Friends, Scythian, Homeland, Dulahan, Dick Gaughan, AfroCelt Sound System, Shilelagh Law, Great Big Sea, The Elders, Enter the Haggis, Danu, Altan, Liz Carroll, The Tossers, Blaggards, Mick Moloney, Flatfoot 56, Carbon Leaf, Real McKenzies