Tune in to your local National Public Radio affiliate station this afternoon for the nationally-syndicated show All Things Considered. Why? Because I’ll be on it! I am beyond excited, and extremely humbled, to have not only visited the mothership of public radio — the NPR offices in Washington, D.C. — while touring the East Coast last week, but to have been interviewed by the director of ATC herself, Monika Evstatieva. Tis a Good Friday, indeed…
Last night, as I was standing outside the MBar in Boyle Heights (East LA) during one of my favorite shows of the Cali tour, I got this phone call. You know, the one where they tell you that you could win $10,000! Bogus, right? It would be, except for the fact that the call was from Black Fret, the newest bestest music patronage organization in town and the $10K grants are REAL! This incredible membership of Austin music-lovers is supporting local music in a big way and I am blown away to be included in the inaugural list of Black Fret nominees — check out who else is on the list…
The last time I toured, I somehow managed to eat nothing but food bars for 4 days. While I do love me some NuGo, Zing, Thunderbird and Bearded Brothers food bars, something tells me one must eat a real meal every now and then, haha. I’m also no cook, so, I shall keep a mini food diary while I’m on the road (mainly to make myself accountable to keeping my body healthy . I’m off to California today. Here’s to kickass shows and yummy eats!
I am so excited to share my new album, UP.ROOTED, with you on Saturday, Feb. 15. The show features an all-star female lineup at a historic Austin theatre on Congress Ave. Join us for an unforgettable evening benefiting the Nina Arriba college fund for girls in El Salvador. It’s the perfect way to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day weekend, and makes for a great gift — you can thank me later (wink wink). Git yer tickets here!
The Austin Chronicle Music Poll is now open for votes. Last year, you completely surprised us with enough votes to WIN an Austin Music Award for #1 Best Latin Traditional and to place in 3 other categories! That music award has opened a ton of doors for us and I’m hoping we can have your support again this year. Here’s how:
1. Click here
2. Copy “Gina Chavez” and paste wherever you like**
3. Share the link, and ask your friends to vote!
AUSTIN BAND OF THE YEAR
AUSTIN MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
AUSTIN SONG OF THE YEAR — (“Gotta Get” Gina Chavez)
1. Votes must be cast by midnight on Friday, January 31.
2. you must confirm your vote by clicking on a link they’ll email you once you submit your ballot.
THANK YOU for your incredible support — let’s do this!
The fun part is here! After endless hours of prep work, I’m so excited to share the first taste of my new album, UP.ROOTED!
“On her new album UP.ROOTED, Gina Chavez traverses many Latin forms, including cumbia and bossa nova, merging them with the singer-songwriter aesthetic of major influences such as Patty Griffin and Ani DiFranco. The result is genre stew that is a perfect representation of what “Americana” really means. In other words, Americana is about more than the US, as it’s really the indigenous roots music of the Americas and it’s multi-ethnic to the bone. Chavez‘s many fans supported the production of UP.ROOTED through a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that allowed her to bring on some major Austin talent as players on the record, including Adrian Quesada and David Pulkingham on guitars; Glenn Fukunaga on bass; the Grupo Fantasma Horns; the Tosca String Quartet; and Michael Ramos on keys and accordion.”
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