The Austin 100: Andrea Cruz Within the Puerto Rican music world, Andrea Cruz is a throwback: She constructs softly flowing folk songs that reflect on humanity's connection to the natural world.
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The Austin 100: Andrea Cruz

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Hometown: Puerto Rico

Genre: Folk

Why We're Excited: Within the Puerto Rican music world, Andrea Cruz is a throwback: She constructs her softly flowing folk songs around acoustic instrumentation and lyrics that reflect on humanity's connection to the natural world. On 2017's Tejido de Laurel and the singles that have trickled out since, Cruz's sound leans hard into a kind of rustic lustrousness, enriched by arrangements that exude both subtlety and sparkle.

Listen to Andrea Cruz's "Vernos Crecer"

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