by Rosie G.
July 11, 2023
When we are faced with difficult challenges we either retreat or take the bull by the horns. Meet Latin singer-songwriter Omar Velasco from Los Angeles, California has met great adversity but he has triumphed.
Singer-songwriter Omar Velasco is also a multi-instrumentalist who grew up listening to great singers such as Stevie Wonder, Brazilian singer Milton Nacimento, Bob Dylan, and more. He is not one to stick to one genre having been born to a Mexican mother and half-Jewish father. He honors that multi-cultural background and mixes his style into it.
He made his debut in 2015 with the album, Golden Child. Later in 2022 after several life-changing events made him see life differently, he released his album Like the Fruit Falls from the Tree. The songs are about his journey of loss, new life, and more. The title song from the album reminds me of both Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
He just released his latest single, “Un Sueño Arrullado” and will release a new album in September. I can’t wait for him to play some dates here in NYC. Check out this super-talented singer-songwriter and support independent music and musicians. Happy listening!
"Un Sueño Arrullado"