Tish Hinojosa












































Tish Hinojosa
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TISH HINOJOSA Singer/Songwriter San Antonio, Texas; December 6, 1955 - The cult presence of Selena has tended to obscure the deeper and ultimately more enduring contributions of Chicana artists, like the legendary Lydia Mendoza or contemporary musicians like Tish Hinojosa who carry on her legacy. The youngest of 13 children in an immigrant family, Tish was influenced early on by the Mexican radio stations that were a constant presence in the Hinojosa household. She took up guitar and singing at an early age, and actually made some recordings for a local Tejano label. In the late 1970s, however, Hinojosa moved to Northern New Mexico to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter. After a brief stay in Nashville, she returned to New Mexico where, in 1987, she recorded a promising debut cassette, Taos to Tennessee, backed by the local band, South By Southwest. A year later her husband was accepted to the University of Texas Law School, and they moved to Austin where her fortunes began to rise. A deal with A&M produced one highly acclaimed album, Homeland (produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos). It highlighted her lovely voice on original compositions with a true Southwestern feel ("Amanecer"), as well as a genuine concern with issues such as immigration ("Border Trilogy") and the hazards faced by migrant farmworkers ("Something in the Rain"). Her second recording for A&M (Culture Swing) stayed in the can, and Hinojosa was dropped when the label decided to go in a different musical direction. Sadder but wiser, Hinojosa released two albums - Memorabilia Navidena and Aquella Noche - on Watermelon. Shortly thereafter, she got a deal with Rounder that led to the release of Culture Swing, a bilingual blend of Spanish/English musical styles and social consciousness that many consider Hinojosa's definitive effort. After a fine follow-up, Destiny's Gate, Hinojosa, backed by Santiago Jimenez and Mark Rubin (Bad Livers) embarked on an 11-city tour along the Tex-Mex border. Sponsored by Texas Folklife Resources, the Canciones y Corridos de la Frontera (Songs and Ballads of the Border) Tour included concerts and public school performances designed to keep traditional music alive for adults and new generations alike. Continuing in this vein, Hinojosa recorded Frontejas, an all Spanish recording of corridos (border songs) with guest appearances by Ray Benson, Brave Combo, and conjunto greats Eva Ybarra, Flaco Jimenez, and Santiago Jimenez. In 1996, she made a children's record, Cada Nino, Every Child. That was followed by a second album for Warner's, Dreaming From the Labyrinth, which found Hinojosa probing deeper into her cultural and spiritual heritage, with inspiration from Mexican literature (from Aztec poetry to Octavio Paz). That same year, Hinojosa performed at the White House and at the Olympics. In 1997, Watermelon issued The Best of Sandia, which packages Hinojosa's best material (including 4 previously unreleased songs) from 1991-1992; Warner and WEA International jointly released Sonar del Labertino - a Spanish version of Dreaming - for distribution in Central America and Mexico. In 1998, Tish and Warner agreed to go for the gold by having her do several "radio friendly" songs that hopefully would propel her into the national limelight and lead to a new full-length recording. --David Goodman, author of Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide and Directory
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12/15/2010 - Tish Hinojosa performs at Vineyard Playhouse - Read More
05/11/2007 - Singer leaves Austin for a Visalia visit - Read More
03/20/2007 - Tish Hinojosa to offer 'nice mix' of tunes at Casbeers - Read More
03/10/2006 - Summer of Arts acts announced - Read More
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Average Rating : 4.7              Total Reviews: 10


Tish Hinojosa  03/29/2006            
Ed Edahl
I was given this CD by a fellow FEMA worker while we were both deployed in Houston for the Katrina/Rita disasters. I was thrilled by the music, the guitar playing, and especially by Tish Hinojosa's intense and perfect soprano voice. It reminded me of Joan Baez, a comparison I hope she won't mind. I have played the spots off this CD and I never get tired of it.
Tish Hinojosa  07/01/2005            
gill
its hard for me to write a rewiew of this disc because im stupid and dont know much espanol but all i can say is viva la tish this albumis fantastic keep up the good work shalom to tish her hubby andallthe little tisha in tejas akrie gil
Tish Hinojosa  07/01/2005            
gill
its hard for me to write a rewiew of this disc because im stupid and dont know much espanol but all i can say is viva la tish this albumis fantastic keep up the good work shalom to tish her hubby andallthe little tisha in tejas akrie gil
Tish Hinojosa  07/01/2005            
gill
its hard for me to write a rewiew of this disc because im stupid and dont know much espanol but all i can say is viva la tish this albumis fantastic keep up the good work shalom to tish her hubby andallthe little tisha in tejas akrie gil
Tish Hinojosa  06/22/2005            
phili
tish hinojosas album homeland 1989 a=M is one of my alltime favorite albums everone should buy a hundred copies so she can be amillionairetoo
Tish Hinojosa  03/18/2004            
virgil mcleod
Fantastic! Especially because it contains "Con su pluma en su mano" by Américo Paredes and "Farolito" by Agustín Lara and "Déjame llorar" and that her mother sang it so well.
Tish Hinojosa  10/30/2003            
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hey tish i been listen to for a long time if u get this write me back ok
Tish Hinojosa  10/30/2002            
chetos
I agree with Lynn 100% I got her first album, havn't heard her latest...If there half as good as her first, I'd buy them today if they were available at this sight!!! -cah
Tish Hinojosa  06/19/2002            
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Tish Hinojosa  09/01/2001            
Lynn
For those of you who have not heard Tish, you are missing one of the most talented voices in Texas music today. She's not flash and glitz; she's down to earth and real. Her voice is clear and haunting.
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