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Gina Villalobos

Country of origin:


Type of music generally:



Most recent release, Sola (2014)

See also:

Gina Villalobos's site

Gina Villalobos's bandcamp site


Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow

Covers/own material:


General comments:

Gina Villalobos has made a name for herself in the country/folk genre with her assured songwriting and raw, emotional voice. (

Recommended first album:



  • Beg From Me (2002)
  • Rock 'N' Roll Pony (2004)
  • Miles Away (2007)
  • Days On Their Side (2009)
  • Sola (2014)


Release info:

2014—Pony Farm Music


See Gina Villalobos's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Gina Villalobos—vocals, acoustic guitar

Guest artists:

Josh Grange—electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Eric Heywood—pedal steel
Kevin Haaland—electric guitar
Ian Walker—upright bass
Quinn—drum Kit

Produced by:

Erik Colvin


It's been a while since the last record by Gina Villalobos, and it's a welcome return. She still has a uniquely raspy voice that recalls Lucinda Williams, especially in this country setting. Her timbre is her own though. "Taillights" is a soft, almost dreamy song given weight by that lived-in voice. "Come undone(interstate ache)" lives up to its title, Villalobos telling an effective tale of heartache. "Hold on to Rockets" is a song with a strong melody and an atmosphere that's very well accomplished, it rocks with conviction. "Walk away" closes the proceeding on a good note, Gina singing in that remarkable voice of sadness, but with a hopeful tone. (

Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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