Austin singer-songwriter Christina Cavazos may be new to the scene, but her musical maturity is fully evident on her second EP, Cold, released in February, 2017. Showcasing her clear soprano and accomplished songwriting, producer Louie Lino (Nada Surf, Ume, Matt Pond PA) layers Cavazos’ vocals over lush sonic collages, creating an elegant dream-pop mix full of allure. Peter Blackstock of the Austin American Statesman named it one of 5 "standout" EP's by Austin artists in 2017. He writes: "This EP by Christina Cavazos might be the best thing I've heard from a new Austin artist since I moved back to town...Not just a future name to watch, but a captivating singer-songwriter who has already arrived...Cavazos casts beautifully dreamy spells with her clear, high voice drifting above smartly low-key arrangements that allow the compelling melodies of her original tunes to shine.” Others have been quick to notice, too, and she has received radio airplay on Austin's KGSR, SUN Radio, 101X and KUTX, where her track "Over Me" was the song of the day on March 2nd, 2017.
A student studying music composition at the Austin School for Performing and Visual Arts, Cavazos began studying piano and singing in her church choir at 6. At 12, she switched to guitar, and she started writing songs at 14. In 2016, she released her debut studio recording, a five song EP, About You, which was produced by Austin's Taylor Muse (Quiet Company). Later that year, she earned a scholarship to and attended Berklee College of Music’s summer program in Boston. She has twice placed as a finalist in the Old Settler’s Music Festival Youth Talent Competition (2016 and 2017). Christina attended the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in September 2017 where she was invited to perform four unofficial showcases. She is now in the studio recording songs for her next release, slated for early 2018.
Christina has performed at some of Texas' most celebrated venues, including Antone's, The Cactus Cafe, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, Threadgill's, Strange Brew, and the Pecan Street Art Festival. In April of 2017, one of her live shows was filmed for an episode of "Live at the Cactus" which was televised nation-wide on ESPN's Longhorn Network channel. In November, 2017, she was featured on BalconyTV's world famous internet channel. Christina's wide-ranging influences include the Beatles, Aimee Mann, Ingrid Michelson, Bon Iver, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), the Civil Wars and Fleetwood Mac, but her sound is all her own. Taylor Wallace of KUTX, Austin, agrees, writing: "Austin’s own Christina Cavazos is a young soprano-wielding talent well beyond her age. The maturity of her songwriting matches that of her voice, possessing the wisdom and hints of life-learned melancholy usually found in someone well into womanhood."
Indie, Folk/Americana, Alternative