Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Hara Paper picked up her first (toy) guitar at the age of five. She began taking classical guitar lessons three years later from Diane Bault, who continued to nurture Hara's musical growth all the way through her entrance as a classical guitar major at Mobile’s University of South Alabama where Hara joined the University's Classical Guitar Ensemble.
In her teen years, after hearing rock legends such as Led Zeppelin and Styx, she found herself constantly playing rock riffs instead of practicing her classical lessons.
In 1991 she listened to the CD “Little Earthquakes” by legendary Tori Amos, which led Hara to realize that there were no restrictions in self-expression through music.
After meeting Tori in 1992, Hara began songwriting and playing in various venues in Atlanta, including the popular “Eddie's Attic.”
In 2002 Hara moved to Chattanooga, TN and currently plays all around this area at venues including the Hunter Museum, The Camphouse, Rhythm & Brews, The Office, Charles & Myrtles and more. She also is hired for weddings.