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Gina Chavez – “Gotta Get” Feat. Grupo Fantasma (stream) (Premiere)

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.

TOUR DATES

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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