Otan Vargas
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Otan Vargas

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The best kept secret in music


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A Place
Gravel Heavy

Otan Vargas Acoustic Ep II

Wear My Chains
Without You


Feeling a bit camera shy


Every once in a while we stumble upon something special, so special that from the second we hear one line of one song we are consumed and want more. Not often does this happen but when it does it is one of the most magical feeling's in music today. A feeding frenzy of the mind and listening pallet kick's into action like a craving for chocolate it no longer is a want to listen to music it is a need. I know this for a fact because it recently engaged me when I heard a song from a great acoustic artist and songwriter named Otan Vargas. Like every musician Otan has a story that would intrigue the deepest skeptics and if you listen closely to his lyrics you may pick up that story as words flow through his mind they are scratched onto paper through these thought's come his powerful and meaningful lyrics that could have special meaning to each and every one of us.
Otan Vargas is a Filipino who moved to the United States in 2006.
He was born on October 4, 1984 to Romeo Vargas,
a folk singer himself and to Venus Vargas, a businesswoman.
He is proud to say that he was born and raised in Tondo,
known to be the poorest place in Manila.

His honest music captivated fans from across the world, giving testimonials of how its melancholy touched them
beautifully. His songs were inspired by his very own experiences,
moods, and emotions they are sung diaries, so to speak.

Alone with his acoustic guitar and his indescribable melancholic voice, Otan Vargas’ words and melody enigmatically brings sanguinity despite of its evoking sadness that only a few can hold.

The high point thus far in his career came on
February 14, 2009 at The Music Box Borgata Hotel and Casinos.
Aaron Lewis, the vocalist from the band STAIND,
called him up on stage to perform "It’s Been Awhile".
His rendition of "It’s Been Awhile" warranted a standing ovation
from the entire crowd.