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From Glide Magazine: "While rooted in folk and pop, the 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."

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Tara Velarde

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Released in May 2019, "Rise" is Tara Velarde's first fully produced studio album. Each song explores themes of growth - in relationships, in self-improvement, in music. True to style, these messaged are delivered in a kaleidoscope of musical flavors and textures, exploring the depths of Velarde's vocal range and abilities.

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Diva 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 states that 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”.

With the recent release of her album "Rise" (2019) following her freshman “Get Out and Walk” (2016), Velarde stays active in the studio and on the road touring the US. She has shared bills with Michael Franti, Gaelynn Lea (NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner), and Haley Heynderickx, and recently made her European debut with a 3 week headlining tour.

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