As part of the opening weekend of Sound Speed Marker, Ballroom Marfa Presents the Tish Hinojosa Band. It is a free concert that will be happening on March 1, 2014 at 8 in the evening. The concert will be held at the USO Building, Marfa, Texas.
Leticia “Tish” Hinojosa is a Spanish and English folksinger. She was born on December 6, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas. Her parents were Mexican immigrants and she was the youngest of 13 children. Hinojosa is well known for singing both her original songs and traditional Mexican folksongs. She accompanies her music with guitar, which she plays right-handed even though she is naturally left-handed.
Her career took her to New Mexico and then to Nashville, where she has performed with famous country musician, Michael Martin Murphy, who inspired her to start writing her own songs. She has recorded many albums for Rounder Records and has charted twice on Billboard country charts. Her 1992 album “Culture Swing” won the NAIRD Indie Folk Album of the Year, as well as Las Primera (The Firsts) award from MANA, which is the largest organization of Latino women. She has performed at presidential and gubernatorial inauguration events as well as at the White House.
In 2008, Tish Hinojosa released her 12-song collection CD, “Our Little Planet”. It was a compilation of traditional bluegrass and her trademark music modern folk. On her latest album, “After the Fair”, she decided to distance herself from her hometown to find inspiration. She left San Antonio and spent almost nine years in Hamburg, Germany, to live, write, compose, collaborate, and explore herself and her music. Living in the neighborhood of St. Pauli, with its beautiful views, sounds, and historic culture, she found the inspiration she was looking for.
Leading up to her performance, Tish Hinojosa will be interviewed on Marfa Public Radio’s Talk at Ten on February 28 at 10:30 a.m. Tune in to KRTS 93.5 FM or listen to them streaming online.
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