Gina Villalobos performing in Paso Robles in October
–Gina Villalobos is nothing if not dead serious. Her music is deeply rooted in time, place, and history. Like the realist short stories of Raymond Carver, her songs are visceral anthems in which one senses the bottom has fallen out, making visible the seriousness of what’s at stake, the songs affirm that possibility has always existed…and in fact still exists.
Villalobos became one of the most acclaimed new artists in the alternative country community with her 2005 breakthrough album “Rock N Roll Pony” when legendary BBC disc jockey Bob Harris called it “a contender for album of the year.” Villalobos’s follow-up release, “Miles Away,” increased her profile and cemented the album as “timeless and combines every element that makes a recording a classic…” according to “Paste Magazine.”
Villalobos’ fourth solo album, “Days on Their Side,” reveals “a new depth with the slightest shift in light…taking the Lucinda Williams/Sheryl Crow model to a new level,” said “American Songwriter magazine” and “Mojo Magazine” describes the artist’s most recent offering, “Sola” as “confident & instantly addictive.” In late 2015, Villalobos wrote and produced music for the Golden Globe and Emmy Award–winning Amazon Studios TV show “Transparent.”
Villalobos local performances are:
- Wed, Oct 11 at 6 p.m. at Sculpterra Winery 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, opening for Alice Wallace
- Thur, Oct 12 at 7:30 p.m. at House, 525 Pine Streets, with special guest Amee Chapman.