John Tar is a rock solo artist based in Colorado with musical influences in hard-rock, punk, classical and metal.  All music is composed, performed and recorded by John Tar in a small, dark, dungeon like studio in his basement.


My first solo album, "In the Absence of Color" is now available for download!

Listen to and download album here

The album will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, and a bunch of other sites soon.  I will have links on my website to all the major music download and streaming sites soon.  I am offering a free download of "When All the Saints Are Gone".  All other songs are $0.99 and the full album is $3.99.  I will be giving away free downloads to a few of you that have expressed interest but do not have the means to pay for the album (i.e. credit card or paypal account).  If you fit in to this category and are interesting in downloading any or all of the songs please let me know.

I would love to hear any comments on the music or whatever so please feel free to send them my way.



Album Release - April 29, 2016 

Finally, after what feels like 2 and a half million hours of work my new album, "In the Absence of Color" will be released on April 29, 2016.  The album will be available for streaming and download on my website, of course, as well as many other streaming and music download sites like Amazon MP3, iTunes, Deezer, Google Music, Spotify, YouTube and a bunch of others I have never heard of until now.  When things are up and running I will be sending out a link to the main sites.

When All the Saints Are Gone - Newly mastered!

6 Song EP Album Release 

I will be releasing the first of two 6 song EP albums (under 25 minutes) in a few weeks.  Mastering on all the songs is going well but is taking longer than expected.  I am very picky with my music and want everything to sound the best it can before I release them.  The full album will be available on my website as well as several other music downloading sites.  I will send out an update soon with the exact date of the album release.

Thanks for listening,



mastering is the last step in the process of recording a song.  I mastered all my songs myself but there are people that do nothing but mastering with more expensive and much better gear and tools that I have available for my use.  I am in the process of getting my songs mastered by a professional engineer now and hopefully they will be ready soon.  Once they are I will post them on here for download.  They should sound better but I would definitely welcome any feedback from any of you about how you think things sound, etc.

3rd Song Release 

Hello John Tar Fans, 

Here is my third release from my album "In the Absence of Color".  Please click on the link below to the track.  You may also download this song and my first two releases for free here on my website. 

Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Also, if you like please share it with all of your millions of friends on Facebook and stuff!

In the Absence of Color 

Thanks for listening, 


First Release! 

"The Unlived Life" is the first release on the album, "In the Absence of Color."  Go to the music page to checkout the song and the lyrics.  Also, don't forget to sign-up for the mailing list to keep up with upcoming releases and news.

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