Tara Jane O'Neil


"In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein writes: 'I may say that only three times in my life have I met a genius and each time a bell within me rang and I was not mistaken.' When I first met Tara Jane O'Neil, about 25 years ago—and more particularly, the first time I saw her play—this bell rang. I was not mistaken." —Maggie Nelson

Tara Jane O'Neil is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, audio engineer and visual artist. She creates melodic and experimental music under her own name and has collaborated on recordings and on stages with artists like Papa M, Steve Gunn, Hand Habits, Lower Dens, Michael Hurley, Little Wings, Marisa Anderson, Catherine Irwin, Mirah and Mount Eerie. O’Neil has released a dozen full-length solo albums and was a founding member of the bands Rodan and The Sonora Pine. Tara Jane O’Neil’s latest album, The Cool Cloud of Okayness, is out April 26, 2024 on Orindal Records.