Austin’s 2019 Female Vocalist of the Year makes Fallon debut
Barkley Theatre proudly presents bilingual songwriter and global sensation Gina Chavez — 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Female Vocalist of the Year and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year— on Saturday at 8 p.m.
The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at Jeff’s Copy Express, ITT at Naval Air Station Fallon or call the Churchill Arts Center at 775-423-1440.
A free Conversation with the Artists begins at 3 p.m., also at the Oats Park Arts Center.
With her signature style of Latin folk-pop, Chavez takes audiences on a passionate journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension and grace. Her bilingual album Up.Rooted (2015) topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR’s All Things Considered and a Tiny Desk concert that made NPR’s top 15 of 2015 and has more than 770,000 views. The album was hailed by the Boston Globe, USA Today, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle.
“Siete-D,” a Spanish-language anthem on Up.Rooted, won Chavez the Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. “Siete-D” recounts her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador, where she and her partner (now wife) Jodi Granado founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund benefiting young Latinas.
Chavez is an official SXSW artist for the sixth consecutive year, 2014 to 2019. When not touring the U.S., she and her band travel the world as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department. Their most recent tour was in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. For more on Chavez, her music and the Niñas Arriba college fund, visit http://www.ginachavez.com.
“Her voice stops you in your tracks.” — NPR