On Friday, March 6 The Odeon Preservation Association will begin hosting musical concerts once slated for the Willow Creek Ranch House Concert Series. Dennis and Kay Evans have invited back to Mason Tish Hinojosa for the opening of the Odeon Theater Concert Series. So, if you missed her the first time, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity. Tish is coming all the way from Germany for only a few engagements in Texas before returning to her new home in Germany. The concert is a fundraising event for the renovation of the Odeon Theater. Guest can reserve a seat for a $15 donation per person. Show time is 7:00 p.m.
Tish’s latest CD, Our Little Planet, released on CRS Records in October 2008, was inspired by her rediscovered love for country music. The 12 self-penned songs on this collection feature a deeply Americana mix of traditional bluegrass and Tish’s trademark sound of contemporary folk and tex-mex. The album is produced by Tish and her long-time accompanist, Marvin Dykhuis, who also co-wrote the title song, as well as playing most of the instruments. It also features appearances by celebrated pedal-steel player, Greg Leisz, duets with Texas country legends Rosie Flores and Dale Watson, as well as with rising star, Carrie Rodriguez, all of which combine to add delightful new textures to Our Little Planet’s stripped-down country sound.
Tish Hinojosa’s music crosses borders – between cultures, languages and musical genres. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. Combining a vision that embraces all of these musical styles, with her characteristic warmth and a pure, soulful voice, this enchanting Texan singer-songwriter has gained a loving and loyal audience throughout America, Europe and beyond.
In 1988, she was signed by A & M Records and finally achieved a national debut release. Homeland (1989), found her weaving all the threads of her artistic ethos into an intriguing tapestry that immediately put her on the international musical map. Since then, a continuous stream of recordings and numerous American and European tours have brought Tish’s music to the attention of an ever-growing audience. To date, she has released 15 albums, all of which beautifully display her ability to distill her diverse musical influences and colourful life experiences into a sound which is distinctively her own.
Tish has contributed her talent to numerous issues such as bilingual education, immigration and farm workers’ rights. She has also performed by invitation at the White House for Bill and Hillary Clinton. She has gained the respect and admiration of many well-established musicians, not only her contemporaries, but also some of those who were important early influences, including Linda Ronstadt, who later recorded her own version of Tish’s song “Donde voy”. Amongst other artists that Tish has recorded and worked with are Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez and Los Lobos.
Presently, Tish is dividing her time between Austin, Texas and Hamburg, Germany, where she is remarried and happily residing. A biographical DVD, spanning the 30 years of her musical career, is in the making. She is also pursuing new forms of expression outside the realms of music, with the writing of a book about her family and her life.
Please make advance reservations by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. Guests are invited to bring a snack to share. Concessions will also be open.
Already scheduled for April 11 is Teye and Viva el Flamenco. For more information please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check the website www.theodeontheater.com.