BEHIND THE MUSIC
A Lifetime of Music
Los Angeles based international touring artist, Christina LaRocca, is not only a musician, but a renaissance woman, and activist who has pushed boundaries of what it means to be a woman in today’s era.
Christina is a 2020 Official SXSW Artist. In 2018-2019, Christina toured the USA, Europe, UK, Canada promoting her new album These are my Whiskey Dreams… She performed nearly 200 shows in 2019, many of them with an acoustic guitar on her back, a tank full of gas, and a powerful voice that commands any room she sings to.
These are my Whiskey Dreams… was released on July 12, 2019, to much acclaim, with songs produced by multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning music producer, Andros Rodriguez (Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Florence & the Machine), Alex Arias (Cher, MRK, The Strumbellas, The Mowglis), guitarist and film composer Gene Micofsky, and Los Angeles in house engineer for Republic Records, Lid.
The album has has been reviewed as a "vocal tour de force" (Glide Magazine) that "transcends genre" (Americana Highways) for "people with a ear open to the future" (Midwest Record) she has the "fantastic ability to blend country, soul, rock [and even reggae] into a perfect mix" (Belles & Gals) with "her powerful and passionate voice as the driving force of the songs" (Michaels Music Blog).
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Christina switched coasts from New York City to Los Angeles, CA in 2014, finding much of her newfound inspiration from her trek out west, along with musical influences from artists like Lana Del Rey, Lauryn Hill, Elle King, Fiona Apple, Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Melissa Etheridge, Bob Marley, Alicia Keys, Maren Morris, and Brandi Carlile.
Christina has been seen performing at Echo Park Rising, St Jude Rock N Roll Marathon Nashville, Mile of Music, Mesa Music Festival, SXSW, Far North Festival, Craft Beer & Art Festival (Germany), Schattiner Kunst und Musik Festival (Germany), EAA Hops & Props, BMI Acoustic Showcase, Women’s Freedom Festival, Dyke March for LBC Pride, CMJ, and more. She has performed 20 Sofar Sounds in cities such as LA, NYC, Chicago, London, Paris & more. Over the years, she has also been seen on stage with Billie Joe of Green Day, Misty Boyce (BORNS, Sara Bareilles), VV Brown, Bailen, among many others, and is a voting member of the Recording Academy. In March 2018, Christina composed, performed, and recorded music for Chelsea Clinton’s audiobook “She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History”, a children’s book for future feminists around the world.
Her past works include, the Child of the Sun EP (2017 produced by Robb Torres), I Stand Tall With My Eyes Wide Open (2012 produced by J Glaze), and as Christina LaRocca & Heavy Weather, they released The Fire EP (2010 produced by Dan Grigsby), and Miles of Mud (2008).