About a month after releasing Willow Baby, Tara Velarde joined me to talk about her creative process, new single, and played a few live songs for our listeners. In the first hour of the show we listened to Tara’s influences including Alabama Shakes, Regina Spektor, Sarah Watkins, and PHOX. Tara spoke about her songwriting and how her background in music education impacts her art. In the second hour we played Tara’s original music including her previous project, The Tara Novellas. After highlighting songs off of the Get Out And Walk EP we were treated to Tara’s live performance of Rose and Feel Like A Human. To close the broadcast we played her newest release, Willow Baby. We would like to thank Tara for sharing her stories and music with us.
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At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.