10-time Austin Music Award winner Gina Chavez has charmed fans all over the world with her collection of bilingual Latin folk-pop. This time, she stretches away from her traditional style and embraces something new. Her newest EP Lightbeam encompasses a more soul and R&B focused style as it tells the story of a very personal journey: falling in love with her wife. Lightbeam follows the hardships the couple has encountered throughout their relationship; coming out to their Catholic families, dealing with a long-distance relationship while Gina was on tour, and eventually getting married just two years after marriage equality became legal in Texas.
Gina Chavez stopped by Studio 1A to share part of this story with us, check it out below.
Host: Jody Denberg
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Pearlman
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Renee Dominguez, Hannah Edelman; Edit: Rene Dominguez
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Renee Dominguez, Hannah Edelman; Edit: Salvador Castro
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Renee Dominguez, Hannah Edelman; Edit: Hannah Edelman