When Tara Velarde was 16 she started writing songs. At first she did it to be like her older brothers but then she fell in love with the art form.
“Lyric quality is a big deal for me with my own songwriting, matched only by the power of my vocals that I pair with the words. These two elements, I feel, are the pillars of my music,” said Velarde, who released her first full-length album, “Get Out and Walk,” in 2016.
If she were to describe the sounds it would be like, “Ingrid Michaelson and Brandi Carlile are communing with Joni Mitchell,” Velarde said.
Recommended for fans of: Regina Spektor, Adele, Norah Jones, the Avett Brothers, Laura Marling and Bon Iver.
If You Go
Who: Tara Velarde
When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 30
Where: One World Cafe, 533 S. Main St., Moscow
Cost: Free, all ages