DC-based singer-songwriter, Calista Garcia brings a mix of complexity and sophistication to her confessional folk/rock/blues musings. Her style brings a fresh modern spin on ’70s classic sounds such as Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles & Joni Mitchell.
Two of the songs from her recent debut EP “Wild Woman” were finalists in the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) (“Muddy River” for Best folk/Americana/Roots and “Stuck in Your Head” for Best Female Artist) and “Stuck in Your Head” was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) in the Teen category.
“CALISTA GARCIA will be in our popular culture, even bigger in the years to come. Bringing the fundamental pop awareness in her songs, with the palpable indie-folk/Americana goodness that relates to us all. ‘Stuck In Your Head’ is indicative of many of the fab traditions of past greats within the 70’s psyche-pop genre. With Calista’s vocal range and delightful whimsy, the song pops out like the primary colors of the rainbow and just makes things fun. The talented songwriter’s journey has just begun to bloom as she steps steadfastly into the exciting future, she’s created.” – CHF Staff, comeherefloyd.com (Apr 28, 2019)
A prolific songwriter who plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, mandolin and harmonica, Calista also writes for the stage, having completed her second classic-rock inspired musical, Crystal Skies, which premiered in April 2018. A soundtrack for Crystal Skies is in progress.
A member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild, Calista is a 2019 Strathmore Artist in Residence, a 2018 & 2019 National Young Arts Winner, 2017 & 2018 Berklee Performance Showcase Winner, the 2017 Bernard Ebbs Young Songwriter of the Year and a two-time Grammy Foundation Young Songwriter Program Artist.
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