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The Richmond, VA band Tarrant is one of the leading lights on the city's burgeoning music scene thanks to their rollicking live shows and a sweetly simmering debut EP, Lazarus.  This six-track American roots rock album draws from deep stylistic sources. From contemporary flair to rock Americana, this album leads us into broader, deeper and more adventurous realms, bouyed by soulful Southern rhythms.

Lead singer/guitarist/primary songwriter Jordan Tarrant grew up in Texas and has been writing songs and recording since his teens. After his time at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music he moved to Richmond and created Lazarus. The album was recorded at The Virginia Moonwalker Studio, with friend and producer Russell Lacy. This collaboration laid the foundation for the band Tarrant is today. 

The band that bears Jordan's surname coalesced from the "great players in this town," he enthuses, after he began performing with Lacy in Richmond clubs and through the sessions for Lazarus. First in was guitarist/mandolinist Jared Pool, who honed his skills on the Mid-Atlantic bluegrass festival circuit and studied jazz guitar in college. Drummer Dusty Simmons developed his mighty grooves working as a professional musician since his first weekly bar gig at age 13. Bassist Kai Eason played in funk bands through high school before expanding his range to become adept in numerous styles playing in Virginia club.

Rounding out the line-up is auxiliary member Craig Harmon playing Hammond B-3, Wurlitzer and steel guitar as he's done in the studio and onstage with Cracker, Tift Merritt, Joan Osborne, John Doe, Caitlin Cary and others. Craig also contributes southern spice and brilliant story telling.



Check out this documentary video (pause the player on top first)

"This video, from brand new local band Tarrant, isn't a typical music video
--it's more like an introduction to what this band's all about."
- RVA Magazine


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