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Urban L.A. meets the rural South in Angelica Garcia's 'Medicine For Birds'

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Singer-songwriter Angelica Garcia talks about a moving from Los Angeles to a small Colonial-era town in Virginia and how that inspired her debut album.

Country music writers often draw inspiration from picking up and moving from one place to another.

It’s no coincidence then that Angelica Garcia’s musical career started after she moved from Los Angeles to a small Colonial-era town in Virginia with fewer than 600 people. 

My move across the country happened when my dad, who was originally in the record industry, decided he wanted to change his career path and become an Episcopalian priest. 

Garcia's debut album, “Medicine For Birds,” was made with veteran songwriter and producer Charlie Peacock.  It reflects the awe she felt as a high school student experiencing the gothic atmosphere of a small town in the South. 

When I first moved to the South, I think the first thing that hit me immediately was probably all of this crazy grand architecture. Driving down Highway 13 — it's a pretty lonely little four-lane highway. And we pulled into our new house in Accomac and there's a part of the street that's lined with magnolia trees, there are kudzu vines growing everywhere, cemeteries and iron fences.

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