3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Friday, February 7, 2020
Grand Lodge - Garage Door
7 - 10 pm
All ages welcome
7 - 10 pm Free All ages welcome
Folk artist Tara Velarde combines commanding vocals and thought-provoking
lyrics into a genre distinctly her own. Part soul, part singer-songwriter, part
blues-rock, and with a splash of the theater, Velarde takes the stage with
charm, sass, and a quest to find the far reaches of her vocal abilities.
Listeners liken her performance to Adele, Brandi Carlile, and
Carole King - great female powerhouses with a lot to say. Glide
Magazine says: "While rooted in folk and pop, the
[new] album finds Tara tapping into a more soulful sound, which suits her
well as she definitely has the vocal chops. It also displays a young artist
with a soaring sense of confidence who isn't afraid to step outside her musical
comfort zone and take risks for the sake of the song."
With the recent release of "Rise" (EP, 2019) following
her freshman “Get Out and Walk” (LP, 2016), Velarde stays active on the road
and in the studio. She tours both solo and with her full band throughout the
Western US, and in 2018 made her European debut with a 3 week tour of Italy.
"Feel Like a Human" Live (2018)
"Touch You" Live
"Such an Island" Live (2017)
“Tara Velarde embodies that
elusive combination of swagger and sensitivity. She writes songs with a sharp
sense of poetics and vulnerability, and then steps up to the mic to her deliver
words and vocal melodies with powerhouse pipes.” — Screams Media
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