LEAD GUITAR/ ACOUSTIC GUITAR/ VOCALS
Larry has been playing Guitar for Approx. 45 years, During that time he played for many big band's including Hard Drive. He has played many fairs and festivals along with corporate events and opened for many National Touring Act's! Larry has recorded 3 Original Albums. He feels most comfortable in the studio and playing live on stage and is always looking for the next big show! Larry is excited to be playing with Tara and the Great musicians in her band!!! ROCK STEADY!! L-Rod!
ACOUSTIC GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITAR, FIDDLE, MANDOLIN, HARMONICA, STEAL GUITAR AND VOCALS.
A Former member of Overlynd Express, Bob has accumulated just under a dozen singles and 7 albums. A gold record recipient for "Life time achievement award" in 2016 from Michigan Nickel Recording Studio. Bob has also played guitar for Norwegian Cruise Ship- Norwegian Wind with Biff & The Cruisers. Bob is a very versatile musician and plays just about anything with strings, reeds or keys! His big stage experience includes opening for Super Stars including: Tom T Hall, George Strait, Lee Greenwood, The Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels and many more! Want to know more about Bob? go to www.bobpogue.com
BASS GUITAR/ VOCALS
Michelle is originally from Jackson Michigan and has lived in Litchfield Michigan for 18 years. Michelle's musical journey started as a child, her family was her main influence. Michelle performed with her dads band occasionally at the age of 7, she sang in church choir and started to learn instruments at the age of 9, along with some piano, cello and guitar. Michelle was a part of the Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra for 1 year, but it didn't stop there. Michelle has been involved in music on and off her whole life, however she decided to take a break due to being a single mom and raising her kids. At the age of 39 she decided to learn the craft of playing the bass guitar. Michelle played Bass Guitar/Backup Vocals for Therapy Band and Big Nasty , and was the Lead Vocalist for a couple bands known as Straight Up and Train Wreck. Michelle enjoys a lot of styles of music and was invited to audition for Tara Renee as a bass player and vocalist. Tara Renee was blown away with her versatility and vocals that blended so well it sounded natural and not forced! This is Michelle's first go around with Country Music but no one would know if it wasn't told, Michelle brings a whole new sound and is a huge asset to the Tara Renee Band!
DRUMS/ PERCUSSION/ VOCALS
The newest addition to the band, young gun Conor Reed is a bit of a musical chameleon.
Despite the efforts of his Country-loving grandpa, Conor was raised on a healthy (and loud) diet of progressive rock and jazz/rock fusion. In stark contrast to this musical upbringing, his first experience playing in front of people came in his father's church in Clarklake, MI at the age of 11.
Not long into his teenage years, he settled in as a hard rock mainstay in the Jackson, MI bar scene, fostering many fruitful working relationships with other local bands and artists. Once he hit college, though, his love for jazz was reignited; he soon began cutting his teeth with many local masters and equally-hungry peers.
Though he wasn't cut out for the academic world, his brief stint in higher education proved formative and impactful nonetheless. Nowadays, when he isn't country rocking with Tara and the gang, Conor can be found filling his time with numerous endeavors, including but not limited to:
• leading his own jazz-fusion outfit, The Existential Funk
• teaching private music lessons
• playing & mentoring with his alma mater, Adrian College's, various groups
• composing music for various projects, and
• volunteering as a musician at various local churches.