Submitted by Bill LeCato, marketing & development officer, Eastern Shore Community College
Eastern Shore Community College graduate Angelica Garcia (2014) continues to build a following amidst the sustained buzz of her Warner Brothers Records debut, “Medicine for Birds.” The Liberal Arts major, who detoured from her planned path of transferring to the University of Virginia in order to answer the offer of a major label recording career, has spent the majority of her time since the fall 2016 record release touring with a number of notable recording acts across the country.
While producing videos for some of the songs from “Medicine for Birds,” and a dizzying number of media and press appearances, “Angie” has made Richmond her home and has become a frequent member of the vibrant RVA music scene. She is currently in the process of making her second album. She describes the sophomore effort as being rhythmically and lyrically influenced by her cultural roots, painting detailed pictures of some of our world’s pressing issues.
Ever the advocate for the benefits of community colleges, Angie often credits her time at ESCC and her years on the Eastern Shore as playing a major part in shaping her as a songwriter. She was awarded a Valley Proteins Fellowship in 2013, in addition to an Arts Council of the Eastern Shore scholarship, and was an active member of the college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and Student Government Association. Her presence at ESCC left an indelible mark on her professors and fellow students alike.
Angelica’s warm reception by both music fans and critics has opened doors to what most consider to be a career to watch. A creative force that is determined to push the musical “norm,” her ESCC family will watch and cheer with great pride and admiration for what she will undoubtedly achieve in the years to come.
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