Soul/Pop (San Francisco)
A San Francisco native of Indian-Persian descent, singer/songwriter Tara Priya was brought up around art of all sorts. Gravitating to music, Priya’s upbringing was filled with music lessons and experiences, but she eventually went to New York City to go to college on a writing scholarship. She headed back west after spending time in the NYC music scene, wiser and reinvigorated. More recently, Priya has been cleaning up when it comes to music and songwriting awards as word spreads about her deft songwriting skills and fantastic, timeless vocals. The time is right for Pirya’s poppy, modern take on classic Soul to catch on. But with her talent and drive, any time would do.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Supremes, Amy Winehouse, Ronnie Spector. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)