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.
Moved by this funky corner of the world where the Beatles lived and performed, Hinojosa strolled the streets of the red light district, retreated to cafes, traversed the harbor, and paid homage to the museums and theaters dedicated to music appreciation which is never far from her heart.
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.
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. To date, she has released 16 albums.
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.
Hinojosa's appearances at Susanna's Kitchen are highly-anticipated events. Don't miss a chance to hear this wonderful performer in one of Wimberley's favorite venues!
Susanna's Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church usually on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall. It is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, $20. for adults, $5 for children, childcare is available. Pie, tamales, and organic coffee are available. Doors open at 7:00 pm, with music starting at 7:30. The event will benefit Operation Good Shepherd, Barnabas Connection and Mother's Day Out scholarships. This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free venue.