The list of achievements already acquired by 18-year-old Austinite Christina Cavazos reads more like a bucket list of many musicians twice her age. Radio play several times over, gracing several of Austin’s most illustrious stages, and having her choice of some of the country’s most elite programs available to college-bound recording artists. Cavazos’s music and songwriting is folk elegance at its best, earning a reputation for being mature, reflective, and introspective, with each component of every song carefully conceived and placed, culminating a sound that is commanding but controlled. Proving you don’t have to have the amp juiced-up to 8 or a cache of catchy pop melodies to make compelling music, her 3rd EP confirms her place in the Austin songwriter’s spotlight, proving she’s not one of the city’s Americana artists to watch out for, but one you should already have firmly in your crosshairs. Truly, she belongs on a Spotify Essentials playlist alongside Kacey Musgraves and Margo Price.
“Forever” appears on her Mile Marker EP, out now. Catch Christina at the Continental Club Gallery on Thursday, July 5th with Jaimee Harris.
-Taylor Wallace// Host, Thursdays 8p-11p & Saturdays 2p-6p; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli