Omar Velasco

Singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Omar Velasco's music draws from a broad range of influences. He pays homage to the greats of the past — like Stevie Wonder, Shuggie Otis, Joni Mitchell and Milton Nascimento — while avoiding the triviality of nostalgia. His sound encompasses the richness of music from around the world, across era and genre, delivering depth and diversity while maintaining clarity and poignancy. Omar's productions possess a transcendent quality that transport the listener to distant and beautiful landscapes, while the lyrics anchor the song in simple, heartfelt poetic ground. With roots in Santa Barbara but now based in Los Angeles, Omar has toured and collaborated with artists such as Jonathan Wilson, Jim James and My Morning Jacket, Gardens and Villa and many others.