Gina Chavez - "Gotta Get" Feat. Grupo Fantasma (stream) (Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

3 December 2013

Austin's Gina Chavez is a multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, blending the sounds of the Americas in new and intriguing ways.

On her new album up.rooted, Gina Chavez traverses many Latin forms, including cumbia and bossa nova, merging them with the singer-songwriter aesthetic of major influences such as Patty Griffin and Ani DiFranco. The result is genre stew that is a perfect representation of what “Americana” really means. In other words, Americana is about more than the US, as it’s really the indigenous roots music of the Americas and it’s multi-ethnic to the bone. Chavez‘s many fans supported the production of up.rooted through a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that allowed her to bring on some major Austin talent as players on the record, including Adrian Quesada and David Pulkingham on guitars; Glenn Fukunaga on bass; the Grupo Fantasma Horns; the Tosca String Quartet; and Michael Ramos on keys and accordion.

up.rooted will be released 11 February 2014.

December 6 @ Cactus Cafe | 7:00pm |  Stax & Motown Tribute – Austin, TX
December 31 [Austin New Year] @ Auditorium Shores | 7:00pm – Austin, TX
February 15 @ The Stateside Theater [Official up.rooted Album Release Party] – Austin, TX


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