Sycamore Creek House Concerts
Dripping Springs, Texas
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
$20/person suggested minimum donation @ the door
The Sycamore Creek Concerts stage sits cold and empty as we look forward to our next concert on February 1st. Yep, Tish Hinojosa has honored us by agreeing to play Sycamore Creek. Gail and I have long been Tish fans and we have missed her during her time in Germany, but she has returned to Texas and the Sycamore Creek audience definitely has something to look forward to.
Tish was an integral part of the Austin music scene in the 1980s and 1990s, playing the Kerrville Folk Festival many times and touring nationally and internationally. Her beautiful voice and her incredible performance of her songs (english and spanish) drew sell out crowds everywhere she performed.
We doubt that any of you need to be introduced to Tish’s music, but here is the website in case you want to listen to a few songs.
The following is exerpted from Tish’s bio:
When it comes to finding inspiration, sometimes you have to put a few miles between yourself and your hometown, or, even your country. This is exactly what Tish Hinojosa did for her 2013 album After the Fair.
Originally from San Antonio, Hinojosa spent the past nine years living, writing, composing, collaborating, and exploring in Hamburg, Germany. Having released her last CD, Our Little Planet – a self penned, 12 song collection of traditional bluegrass and her trademark sound of contemporary folk and Tex-Mex, in 2008, she allowed the sights, sounds and historic culture of her St. Pauli neighborhood to work their magic on her newest body of work.
As the youngest of thirteen children born to Mexican immigrant parents, Hinojosa grew up listening to traditional Mexican songs as well as the pop and folk stations of the 60s on her parents’ radio. Inspired by these diverse influences, her career took her to New Mexico and then to Nashville. Performing with legendary country musician, Michael Martin Murphy, inspired her to begin writing her own songs in English and Spanish.
This new production is a continuation of Tish Hinojosa’s ongoing success story. After her first independent release (Taos to Tennessee, 1987), she was signed by A&M Records and achieved an international debut release. Since then, a continuous stream of recordings and numerous American and European tours have brought Hinojosa’s music to an ever-expanding audience. To date, she has released 16 albums.
Her releases explore a wide variety of styles, ranging from the perfect balance of country, folk, and Latino elements on the award-winning Culture Swing (1992) and the collection of Mexican love ballads and border songs on the all Spanish Frontejas (1995), to the delicate mysticism of Dreaming From the Labyrinth (1996) and the joyful optimism on her bilingual children’s record Cada Niño/Every Child (1996). Sign of Truth (2000) added yet another facet to Hinojosa’s sound, revealing a more personal, intimate, and independent side.
With accolades that include playing at the White House at the invitation of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Linda Ronstadt recording her own version of Tish’s song Donde Voy, and teaming up with artists like Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez, and Los Lobos, Hinojosa’s sound has an undeniable and far-reaching appeal.
Having completed her most recent album, After the Fair, with acclaimed Berlin musician and producer Moe Jacksch, Hinojosa has now reestablished her Texas roots by settling back into Austin, her true home since 1988. The Austinite label is one she welcomes with open arms, not just for the triumphant return to margaritas at the Cedar Door, proper Mexican food, and quality thrifts stores, but for the representation of a homecoming after an extended journey of exploration and self-discovery. Said Hinojosa of her return, “Austin will always be my home now.”