Hispanic Songwriters Celebration: In The Round with Stephanie Urbina Jones, Tish Hinojosa, James T. Slater, and Patricia Vonne
The Bluebird Cafe
Thu, Sep 12 9:00 pm
Stephanie Urbina Jones: Stephanie Urbina Jones was born in a bi-cultural home in San Antonio, Texas where she grew up hearing sounds from both sides of the border. Jones learned early about the power of storytelling through song and created a Latin country-rock style all her own. This unique artist is poised to be the very first Hispanic American female to break through Country Americana music. Drawing from her passion to honor her heritage through her music she became the first independent female to reach #1 on the Texas Music chart. She is not only a proven songwriter and vocalist; she is a passionate performer with a presence and spirit that is infectious. Tish Hinojosa: “I’m gonna find me a new song to sing,” declares Tish Hinojosa on the title track of her new album, West, the first since 2013’s After the Fair. Since returning to Austin, TX, from a nearly decade-long sojourn in Germany five years ago, Hinojosa has had to heal, both emotionally and physically from a shattered marriage and a pair of serious surgeries. That rebirth comes through in this classic country-flavored collection, co-produced by longtime collaborators Marvin Dykhuis and Chip Dolan at Fire Station Studios in San Marcos, TX. James T Slater: James T. Slater is a two time, grammy nominated, piano-playing, bilingual singer-songwriter residing in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in Durham, North Carolina, and raised in the tropics of the Panama Canal Zone in Central America. James is signed to BMG Music Publishing, his songs have been recorded by Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Pickler, Reba McEntire, Gloriana, Martina McBride, Enrique Iglesias, Chris Brown, Chris Young, Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak, Rhett Akins, John Michael Montgomery, Alabama, Mark Wills, Cassadee Pope and a host of others. Patricia Vonne: Three-time Austin Music Award winner Patricia Vonne is back with her seventh album “Top of the Mountain”, on her own Bandolera Records. The album celebrates the human spirit in the midst of adversity and the Higher Power that lights our path. The defiant stand-your-ground title track sets a declamatory tone as the rest of the album winds a sinuous path through the border radio groove of “Lil’ Lobo,” the careening rocker “Graceland Trip,” "Madre de Perla,” (a flamenco-flavored tribute to Vonne’s mother), the spaghetti western soundtrack that is “Western Blood”, and much more.