Nostra Nova

Austin Music Minute

Nostra Nova

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

Songwriter Adam Torres is an artist gifted with a voice – and a way of storytelling – far beyond his years.

In 2006, at the age of twenty, he wrote and recorded his first album, Nostra Nova, to very little fanfare. It was barely a blip on the radar by the time Torres left Ohio for Ecuador, followed by his arrival Austin to pursue a graduate degree. But word did spread about his debut album, more like a slow fire, and almost ten years later Misra Records has rereleased it for new fans to enjoy. And it truly is an exquisite experience. What unfolds before you is a collection of sophisticated songs with elegant simplicity and unique imagery, inspired by Torres’ interest in philosophy and spirituality.

Make plans to see Adam Torres tonight at the Cactus Cafe, 24th and Guadalupe, in the Texas Union on the UT campus. The line-up features performances by Cross Record and Aisha Burns. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 8:30 p.m. Recommended.

– Photography by Dustin Finkelstein.