“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." ”
Mile Marker Reviews
"With Mile Marker, The third EP in just as many years, the young singer is kicking doors open and shows no sign of slowing down...Christina is energetically mature...a soft vocal range that snakes a camera into her brain, she’s worth watching." -- Megan Louise, Track Rambler (full review)
"In a parting gift to her hometown before heading to NYU's esteemed Tisch School of the Arts, 18-year-old Christina Cavazos delivers adept, charming pop on her third EP...the six simple tracks play on her tranquil, gently enduring voice, accented by acoustic guitar and some stormier moments." -- Rachel Rascoe, Austin Chronicle (full review)
“Mile Marker yields her best work to date. Built around her luminous voice, these six songs embrace an amalgam of genres, including rock, folk, and pop, and boast excellently crafted structures.” — Austin Monthly (full review)
"Mile Marker, an all original, six-song project, produced by Charlie Magnone finds Cavazos confidently carving out territory as a young adult who is about to embrace her future...A stunning, dreamy ballad, [lead off track] "Forever", with it's tender lyricism and enveloping melody, magically transports you to that hopefully romantic place with the "one", where love lives eternal." -- The Daily Country (full review)
"Mile Marker is a modern folk music record. That doesn’t really do it justice, though. Christina can evoke a dreamy, pop style of vocals, like on California. On Fire, she injects some pointed reality into the vocals and adds some nice, fuzzy guitar. Get By has some old school blues influence." -- Twangville (full review)
"Mile Marker, recorded locally with producer Charlie Magnone, further attests to her potential as a singer-songwriter." -- Peter Blackstock, Austin 360 (full review)
"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)
"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.
"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)
"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...Truly, she belongs on a Spotify Essentials playlist alongside Kacey Musgraves and Margo Price." - Taylor Wallace, KUTX 98.9, June 2018 (link)
"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." - The Austinot (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)
"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, January 2018 (link)
Cold EP Reviews
'"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)
"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 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)
"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)
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 EP, Mile Marker, she carves out confident territory as a young adult about to embrace her future. Simultaneously releasing her six-song EP, produced by Charlie Magnone, and graduating from Austin’s School for Performing and Visual Arts, Cavazos now resides in New York and is attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music.
Already musically mature, Cavazos has performed at some of Texas' most celebrated venues, including Austin’s iconic Cactus Cafe, Antone's and Threadgill’s, 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 Cold. Cavazos’ expanding list of accolades and accomplishments also includes being selected as a two-time Old Settler’s Music Festival Youth Talent Competition finalist.
Cavazos’ influences include the Beatles, Aimee Mann, Ingrid Michaelson, Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie’s 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.”
With Mile Marker, she not only shines, she dazzles.