Calista Garcia


Singer-songwriter Calista Garcia brings a mix of lyrical complexity and musical sophistication to her folk-rock and blues sound that harkens back to ’70s classic acts such as Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and Joni Mitchell. In addition to regularly performing as a singer-songwriter, she has been gaining increasing attention for her songwriting prowess. A prolific songwriter who plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, mandolin and harmonica, Calista also writes for the stage, having completed her second classic-rock inspired musical, Crystal Skies, which premiered in April 2018. A member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild, Calista is a 2019 Strathmore Artist in Residence, a 2018 National Young Arts Winner, a 2017 & 2018 Berklee Performance Showcase Winner, a 2017 Bernard Ebbs Young Songwriter of the Year and a 2017 Grammy Foundation Young Songwriter Program Artist. Her first solo EP is slated for release spring 2019.


I joined Music Biz Besties because I’m a very serious artist-songwriting looking to network with other female music professionals as I contemplate a move to Nashville when I finish high school this year.