“Christina Cavazos can still a room with her voice. Not with shouts or spectacle, just pure, focused emotion. Her songs unfurl naturally into beautiful blooms of delicate melodies and emotive lyrics. The undeniably talented young singer/songwriter has been making waves in Austin since the release of her EP, Cold, at the beginning of 2017. ”
"Despite her young age, Cavazos is something of an old soul...To her credit, she's already found a sound that's her own." - Texas Music Magazine, Summer 2017 Issue.
'"This EP by Christina Cavazos might be the best thing I've heard from a new Austin artist since I moved back to town... Most compelling young Austin musician since Sarah Jarosz? That's my story and I'm stickin' to it " - Peter Blackstock, Austin American Statesman (Facebook)
http://365thingsaustin.com/2018/01/31/2018-01-31-live-music-review-microsessions-highlights-local-artists/"The mellow pop of her debut EP offers a polished, youthful perspective, "17" and "Stay" drawing tender melodies with poise and insight, and "With All My Heart" lilting a bittersweet nostalgia. "Closer" and "Warm" demonstrate age-appropriate innocence with equal stone Cold promise." - Doug Freeman, The Austin Chronicle (full review)
"Austin’s own Christina Cavazos is a young soprano-wielding talent well beyond her age. The maturity of her songwriting matches that of her voice, possessing the wisdom and hints of life-learned melancholy usually found in someone well into womanhood. " - Taylor Wallace, KUTX 98.9, March 2017 (full review)
“[Christina Cavazos is] a serious songwriter at only 17, whose warm vocals, dense lyrics and confident vulnerabilities position her in the class of Julien Baker.” - Kevin Curtin, Austin Chronicle (link)
" [Christina is in] the up and coming next generation of Austin artists." - Suzanna Choffel, "Highway 290" Radio on 100.1 SUN Radio.
"Here’s the deal with Christina – she is 17, which is crazy. The kid’s got the goods.” - John Laird, 101X Homegrown (link)
"Austin singer-songwriter Christina Cavazos is only just turning 17 and already her musical maturity is fully evident on her second EP...the album showcases her crystal clear soprano and accomplished songwriting." - Glide Magazine (full review)
"..perhaps Austin singer-songwriter Christina Cavazos is what you need to soothe your soul. Ms. Cavazos’ voice reminds me of Karen Peris (The Innocence Mission) not just in vocal stylings, but in the sweet, comforting tone in her delivery. While her album Cold is filled with lovely songs, there’s something about “Stay” that is extra beautiful and makes me yearn to listen again and again." - The Ghost of Blind Lemon Music Blog (link)
"Christina Cavazos is not just a future name to watch, but a captivating singer-songwriter who has already arrived" - Peter Blackstock, Austin American Statesman (full review)
"At 17, Christina Cavazos sounds and writes like she’s been making and performing music for at least that long, commanding full rooms with songwriting that strikes the perfect balance between low-key and intriguing paired with a floating voice that can only be described as rich and lovely." - Taylor Wallace, KUTX 98.9, Jan 2018 (full review)
"A young woman approached the stage with only her acoustic guitar and her huge flowing hair. It was Christina Cavazos whose vocals were tremendously strong and striking, and whose guitar chords were simple and sweet." - ATX On Record (link)
"[Christina Cavazos is] writing songs with an old soul well beyond her 17 years" - Houston Music Review (link)
"Layering dreamy instrumentation underneath smooth, tender vocals, Christina Cavazos’ sound shows a maturity far exceeding her age. Expect an evening of beauty and grace..." - The Austinot (link)
"Christina Cavazos can still a room with her voice. Not with shouts or spectacle, just pure, focused emotion. Her songs unfurl naturally into beautiful blooms of delicate melodies and emotive lyrics. The undeniably talented young singer/songwriter has been making waves in Austin since the release of her debut EP, Cold, at the beginning of 2017. In that short time, Cavazos has played most stages in Austin and caught the ear of Austin American Statesman music critic Peter Blackstock." - KUTX, 98.9 (link)
"Just 17, singer-songwriter Cavazos quickly established herself as one of the city’s most promising young talents in quite some time with her second EP in as many years." - Austin American Statesman, naming Cold as one of 5 "Standout" EP's by Austin artists in 2017, (link)
“...[Christina Cavazos] is good. Really good. And she’s really young. While some under-18 artists can appear a novelty, there’s none of that with Cavazos. She’s simply the gifted, young performer with a beautiful head of hair.” - Greg Ackerman, 365 Things Austin (full review)
Austin singer-songwriter Christina Cavazos may be young, but her musical maturity is fully evident on her second EP, Cold, released in February, 2017. Showcasing her clear soprano and accomplished songwriting, producer Louie Lino (Nada Surf, Ume, Matt Pond PA) layers Cavazos’ vocals over lush sonic collages, creating an elegant dream-pop mix full of allure. Peter Blackstock of the Austin American Statesman/Austin 360 named it one of the 3 favorite EP's by Austin artists in 2017. He writes: "This EP by Christina Cavazos might be the best thing I've heard from a new Austin artist since I moved back to town...Not just a future name to watch, but a captivating singer-songwriter who has already arrived...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.” Others have been quick to notice, too, and she has received radio airplay on Austin's KGSR, SUN Radio, 101X and KUTX, where her tracks "Over Me" and "Mile Marker" have both been selected as Song of the Day.
Cavazos began studying piano and singing in her church choir at 6. At 12, she switched to guitar, and she started writing songs at 14. She is currently a senior studying music composition at the Austin School for Performing and Visual Arts, and will be attending the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music at NYU’s prestigous Tisch School of the Arts starting in the Fall of 2018. In 2016, she released her debut studio recording, a five song EP, About You, which was produced by Austin's Taylor Muse (Quiet Company). Later that year, she earned a scholarship to and attended Berklee College of Music’s summer program in Boston. She has twice placed as a finalist in the Old Settler’s Music Festival Youth Talent Competition (2016 and 2017). Christina is now in the studio recording songs for her next release, slated for early 2018.
Christina has performed at some of Texas' most celebrated venues, including Antone's, The Cactus Cafe, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, Threadgill's, Strange Brew, and the Pecan Street Art Festival. In April of 2017, one of her live shows was filmed for an episode of "Live at the Cactus" which was televised nation-wide on ESPN's Longhorn Network channel. In December, 2017, a live performance of her song Cold was featured on BalconyTV. Christina's wide-ranging influences include the Beatles, Aimee Mann, Ingrid Michelson, Bon Iver, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), the Civil Wars and Fleetwood Mac, but her sound is all her own. Taylor Wallace of KUTX, Austin, agrees, writing: "Austin’s own Christina Cavazos is a young soprano-wielding talent well beyond her age. The maturity of her songwriting matches that of her voice, possessing the wisdom and hints of life-learned melancholy usually found in someone well into womanhood."
Awards / Accolades
- Finalist, Old Settler’s Music Festival Youth Competition: 2016
- Scholarship Recipient, Berklee College of Music Summer Program: 2016
- “Over Me” named KUTX 98.9’s “Song of the Day”: March 2017
- Finalist, Old Settler’s Music Festival Youth Competition: 2017
- Honorable Mention, Houston Music Review SWRFA “Baker’s Dozen”: 2017
- Admitted, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music @ NYU’s Tisch School: 2017
- ”Cold” named one of 5 “Standout” Austin EPs by Austin American Statesman: 2017
- “Cold” named one of 3 “Favorite” Austin EPs by Austin360.com: 2017
- ”Stay” - #28, Top 101 Songs of the Year - Ghost of Blind Lemon Music Blog: 2017
- Top 5 Finalist, Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards, Under 18 Category: 2017
- "Mile Marker" named KUTX 98.9's "Song of the Day": January 2018