The name “Gina Chavez” is already familiar to many KUTX listeners. Chavez’s bilingual folk pop has enchanted audiences for years now, but she’s recently taken an affinity for modern-day R&B, (not unlike her fellow Texas troubadour Leon Bridges). In pursuit of the new sound, this auspicious Austin songwriter has just announced her new album Lightbeam – due for release Friday September 14th!
Lightbeam serves as an ode to Chavez’s wife and a love letter to folks who need to crawl out of the shadows and shine in life. Chavez celebrates the release of Lightbeam at Antone’s September 15th for the Seventh Annual Niñas Arriba Benefit. Okay, enough dilly-dallyin’. Let’s scope some new Gina Chavez with a premiere of the title track from her upcoming five-song EP, “Lightbeam”.