The music of golden-voiced singer and songwriter Tish Hinojosa crosses borders — between cultures, languages and genres.
Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and Latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. At 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, Hinojosa will return to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, for a CD release show for “After The Fair.”
Combining a vision that embraces all of these musical styles with her characteristic warmth and a pure, soulful voice, this Texas singer-songwriter has gained a loving and loyal audience throughout America, Europe and beyond.
As one of 13 children born into a Mexican-American family in San Antonio, Texas, Hinojosa grew up listening to the many traditions of Mexican music such as the corridos (ballads telling of events, history and news), solemn, romantic love songs, and the lively pulse of accordion-driven conjunto music. But she also grew up loving the pop sounds of the 1960s, such as The Beatles and The Byrds. All this adds up to a fusion of seemingly disparate influences coming together to form a style that is vital and fresh.
This year, Hinojosa released “After The Fair,” an album that reflects on the just-concluded nine years she lived in Hamburg, Germany, while still being very true to Hinojosa’s Americana/folk/country roots. Hinojosa’s previous CD, “Our Little Planet,” featured a deeply Americana mix of traditional bluegrass and her trademark sound of contemporary folk and Tex-Mex. Hinojosa has 15 albums to her credit and a catalogue going back to 1987’s “From Taos To Tennessee.”
Her personable shows often feature songs sung in either English or Spanish that alternately reflect her Mexican heritage or simply address more personal issues of love and life. On Sunday, Hinojosa will be joined by Marvin Dykhuis (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and special guest Amy Celsi.
Tickets are $20 and are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com or mundotish.com.