Embracing her soulful side, the Oregonian singer-songwriter's new single is a passionate tale of unrequited love.”

Chris Young, Vortex Music Magazine

She’s a femme fatale with a heart, and all signs point to an unstoppable year.”

Kelsey Greco, Vortex Magazine

[Velarde's] debut LP Get Out and Walk is a charming, emotive stroll through her sweet indie sound.”

Amy Atkins, Boise Weekly

[Velarde] smoothly shifts gears from one influence to another—danceable, old-timey jazz, introspective, Coldplay-type pop, or the occasional Dylanesque harmonica riff.”

Kris Vagner, Reno News & Review

In the course of one album, Velarde maneuvers her voice from feathery to spine-tingling...She fuses a mixture of blunt and angelic vocals to express lyrics that sound like a soul put to melody. ”

Kelsey Anne Rankin, Eugene Weekly

Velarde’s music is vocally-driven, and her sound airs on the soulful sides with essences of beautiful melodies accented by her vocals.”

Leila Rodriguez

Recommended for fans of Regina Spektor, Adele, Norah Jones, the Avett Brothers, Laura Marling and Bon Iver.”

Jennifer Bauer, Inland 360

In July, Velarde released a 10-track album, “Get Out and Walk,” which shares messages of hard work and coming to peace with things you cannot change.”

Carlee Wright, Statesman Journal

Singer and Songwriter Tara Velarde has built up quite a following of loyal audience members.”

Holly Bartholomew, Pacific Index

The cherubic vocals of frontwoman Tara Velarde will strike a chord with fans of Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, while the band’s overall sound keeps it folksy, yet light and airy—the sonic equivalent of the Head and the Heart having a pillow fight.”

Deena Drewis, Sacremento News and Review

'Get Out and Walk' taught [Velarde] to let go, to allow the record to live and breathe, and to have a personality of its own.”

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