Singer-songwriter Christina Cavazos was still in high school in Austin, Texas when she released her first EP, About You. She followed it up a year later with Cold, an alluring collection of elegant dream-pop that drew high praise from Austin American-Statesman critic Peter Blackstock, who called Cavazos “not just a future name to watch, but a captivating singer-songwriter who has already arrived.” With her third release, Mile Marker, she carved out confident territory as a young adult about to embrace her future. After graduating from Austin’s School for Performing and Visual Arts, Cavazos left Texas for New York to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. There, she earned her BFA in Recorded Music from the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music in 2022, and then moved from New York to Nashville to pursue a career as a songwriter. Cavazos is currently working on finishing her fourth EP, to be released by the end of 2023. Outside of writing and recording her own material, Cavazos is one half of the duo project Lone Lake, along with musician/producer Charlie Magnone.
While in Texas, Cavazos performed at some of the state's most celebrated venues, including Antone's, Strange Brew and Threadgill’s in Austin, and McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston. Her April 2017 Cactus Café performance was taped for airing nationwide as part of the “Live at Cactus Café” series on ESPN's Longhorn Network; she also has earned airplay on Austin's KGSR, Sun Radio, 101X and KUTX. A live version of Mile Marker’s title track was selected as a KUTX Song of the Day, as was “Over Me,” from the Cold EP. Cavazos’ expanding list of accolades and accomplishments includes being selected as a semi-finalist for the 2023 Songwriters Serenade competition, as well as being a finalist in the 2023 Grassy Hill New Folk competition hosted by the Kerrville Folk Festival.
Cavazos’ influences include Aimee Mann, Gillian Welch, Anaïs Mitchell, Ben Gibbard, the Civil Wars and Fleetwood Mac, but her sound is as original as her songwriting. Blackstock, who picked Cold as one of 2017’s three top EPs by Austin artists, says of her work, “Cavazos casts beautifully dreamy spells with her clear, high voice drifting above smartly low-key arrangements that allow the compelling melodies of her original tunes to shine.”