Troubadour 2017

Troubadour 2017

 

Tara Beier is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada with yearly ferry ride visits to her mother's side of the family on Victoria Island.

Graduating with her Bachelor of Art's Degree in Criminology at Simon Fraser University, she embarked on a journey to Toronto, a place which gave her the opportunity to grow and establish her career in the arts, for film and music. Since 2016, she made the move to Los Angeles, where she currently resides in Santa Monica.

At a very young age, Tara had classical piano training into her teens and successfully completed her Grade 7 Certificate, Royal Conservatory of Music.

Known for her raw, beautiful voice and honest story-telling, she has a fiercely independent approach to music. Her signature sound is a blend of folk, rock and country.

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THE RECORD, Singing to Inspire Peace

"Tara Beier's music is a pretty accurate gauge of today's universal human condition which in many parts of this tumultuous world continues in a downward spiral toward the inhuman condition.

In the cautionary tale "Wild China Tree" (about neighbourhood gentrification from EP "California 1970") Beier writes, "We gotta love a bit better. My soul keeps crying. Because you keep hiding the truth from me. Stop the hate machine."

This song goes back to the '60s and '70s," notes Beier who played folksinger/activist Buffy Ste-Marie in the 2015 film-festival docudrama short "Covered.""

"That was the time where people could actually say stuff. They were fighting for peace and the same things," says Beier.

 

"California 1970" is Beier's insightful chronicle of L.A. life filtered through a sonic kaleidoscope from soft-pop synth and pedal steel to vintage Wurlitzer. Alt-rock opening track "Fools Paradise" (directed by Beier) is about a mentally unstable Norma Desmond-like life-worn woman's struggle to find truth between romantic fantasy and austere reality.

Rocker "Diana" is about a runaway Beier met when she was living in the Valley, and "Hollywood Angel" written in Topanga, features a '70s Wurlitzer vibe.

Beier considers herself more of a writer than a singer, meaning she writes "from the tune or the instrument."