San Pedro Square Market 87 North San Pedro Street, San Jose (MAP)
Equipped with a sultry voice, button accordion, and baritone ukulele, chanteuse Tara Linda plays original jazzy blues, Latin torch, and American roots. A Hohner and Lanakai endorsed Artist, she writes new tangos, waltzes, and boleros, and skirts global genres to blend them into a style uniquely hers. Influenced by the early torch singers of American and Latin American cultures, Tara writes music grounded in the Texas traditions she grew up with; jazz, blues, rock, and Tex-Mex. She has a world music heritage (Indian) and sings in Spanish and English. Tara Linda's performances are described as "mesmerizing" (TimeOut Oakland Tribune/San Jose Mercury News) and her vocals “rich and sultry".
Tara Linda performs 2 styles of music: Tortilla Western/American roots meets Tex-Mex, Jazzy blues mixed with early Latin torch. Tara Linda toured China and Mongolia with 2010 Grammy Winners Los Texmaniacs. She currently tours with Tortilla Western bands- the “The Gila Men” or “Big in Texas”, or jazzy blues band "The Rumor Mill." All feature accordion, bass, guitar, horns/violin, drums/percussion, and accordion.