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ACL 2016 | Hometown Hero Gina Chavez

[VIDEO] Austin’s 2015 Musician of the Year plays a bilingual blend that reflects the city.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green

Gina Chavez was named “Austin’s Musician of the Year” in 2015, which is quite an honor considering the Texas state capitol is known as the “Live Music Capitol of the World.”

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The hometown girl who grew up going to festivals when her parents sold confetti eggs at them, is now playing on-stage at the city’s biggest music festival, Austin City Limits (9/30 and 10/7).

I had a chance to sit down with Chavez to talk about her storybook musical career that’s in its early chapters, her non-profit work in El Salvador and (of course) what to eat and drink in Austin.