Cristina & The Vanes
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Cristina & The Vanes

Los Angeles, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Los Angeles, CA
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Blues Rock




"Venice 3.1 Magazine"

Interview excerpts pg. 83 -

"PYLL Magazine"

Interview - Artem Barinov


2014 - Shades (EP)



Based out of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Cristina Vane is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues, folk and rock. Born and raised moving around Europe, and half Guatemalan, she draws from such a great host of influences that it is impossible to compare her music to any one artist. That being said, she draws decisively from country blues, delta blues, and folk, creating her own unmistakable shade of blue.

Before falling in love with the blues, Cristina spent her childhood and adolescence studying classical voice, music theory, piano and flute, ever consumed by music. This theme continues throughout her career today; while she predominantly plays slide guitar, she employs fingerpicking, acoustic, electric guitar techniques, as well as clawhammer banjo playing. She has also been under the tutelage of veteran pickers and players since her move to Los Angeles, continuing to glean what she can from time spent with masters like Pete Steinberg or Doug Macleod, as well as through her job at the famed McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica.
She has been performing in the Southern California area for two years, and spent summers gigging in both New York and London previous to her move to Venice. Her effervescent and edgy personality make for entrancing live performances, which she has honed with hours of practice playing in venues across the city as well as busking for the public on Venice Beach.  It is safe to say Cristina lives through music, it saturates her life and is, for her, a necessary vehicle for expression. 

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