With a rare moment to pause and reflect on the past couple months, Tish brings us up to speed on her where abouts and goings on. She carried out her tour through Europe with Anny Celci, has been scampering around Austin soaking up the sweet, unusually cool, summer life, and recently visited Mexico… again! Read on for the details, and if you are looking to catch her next show, visit the tour page of the site here…
A Message from Tish – July 2014
It’s been a while since my last Tish note. It is mid-summer and it seems to be a pretty good one here in Austin. Last summer was not quite as fun. My quick departure from Germany during the last phase of finishing the CD “After The Fair,” and my life hanging on a heart-string between my Hamburg life and my Texas life, put a little (not quite so little), black rain cloud over my head for quite a long time. It has been almost a year since the release of the new CD, and it has gotten some good (many of them outstanding!) reviews from German Music magazines, as well as some also from the U.K. and the U. S. I hope this continues, and I thank Colosseum Records in Germany for their hard work promoting it. Also, my U.S. label, Varese Sarabande. Within it’s many facets, it is a recollection of my life in the old St. Pauli neighborhood in Hamburg with it’s grimy, rainy, melancholic old sailor bar kind of romanticism and beauty. The CD offers some bright sweet retro ghosts of the Beatles (who in the early 60′s actually romped over the same cobble stone streets I walked). It also includes memories of the dark Elbe river with it’s iceberg size container ships from distant countries, blowing their resounding fog horns in salutation, that I could hear from my home a few blocks away. All of that and more are at the heart of this record, and I feel a part of me will always live there.
As I write this, I am heading to San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, for what will be a nice private concert for some friends. I will enjoy a few days exploring the city and it’s beautiful surroundings. I will report on this visit at the end of this note, as I’m sure I won’t finish it before I return to Austin. On the subject of Austin, this summer is keeping me pretty busy. I am wholeheartedly enjoying and taking advantage the cool stuff Austin has always had to offer: going out to listen to bands, new and established, sitting in with my singer-songwriter musician and band friends playing around town, leaping into the crisp coldness of Barton Springs in the middle of these hot summer days. Then there come the warm balmy nights alive with rocking sounds filtering out from the cool insides of the Continental Club, or sitting outside under the summer moon, enjoying a Mexican Martini on the Cedar Door patio. I missed all these wonders so much when living abroad. I’m happy to be wrapped in the midst and comfort of this vibrant city again.
From San Miguel De Allende: As I expected, the city is beautiful and friendly. Our hosts were so wonderful. San Miguel is magically slow-paced and easygoing. Now I understand all the hoopla. My sister Diana joined me on this trip and we have had so much fun. We even learned to play Bocci Ball – a skill, I have to boast, that I took to quite readily! I had no idea that I had a talent for it. We visited and hung out at the out-of-this-world home of artist and architect, Tim Sullivan, whose unbelievable house has been featured on Extreme Homes, both in Europe and in the U.S. One of the most fulfilling things we did here was visit one of a couple of orphanages in San Miguel. Tim’s wife, Nancy, took us to the girls home. My sister and I brought a bunch of kid stuff for them. I wish we could have brought tons more. We were received so enthusiastically. I could tell that these children were being cared for very well by the sisters that run it. The girls were so polite and sweet. One of the sisters brought out a guitar and I sang a few songs for them. An absolutely memorable visit. It was so touching to feel their happiness and excitement at our visit. I will remember this for a long time, and I hope to keep in touch with them.
Our time in San Miguel De Allende is about up. Although it is sad to leave, I am also looking forward to returning home. I have a couple of fun gigs coming up – and they are both free!! July 18, Marvin Dykhuis, Chip Dolan, and I will perform at the “Concerts Under The Stars” series out doors at the Bullock Museum. Carrie Rodriguez will also neon the bill that night! My set will be at 6pm. On July 25, Marvin, Chip, Glenn Kawamoto, and I will entertain at the Austin Visitor Center from 4-6 pm. I hope to see y’all at either or both events!
This summer has been a summer of challenges and changes for me. I’m getting used to a new me and liking it. I feel I am where I belong, and I am being welcomed back to Austin, and to Texas so warmly. I recently got a beautiful star on the Corpus Christie “South Texas Walk Of Fame.” That means the world to me. Thank you all for being so supportive. In my next Tish Note I will let you in on some new recording plans that are in the making.
Gracias and Abrazos,
Checkout the new Note from Tish in Tish’s Corner!
Folk Alliance, Mexico, California, oh my! Tish has been busy. To learn more about what Tish has been up to and her upcoming tour through Europe with Anny Celsi (March 30-April 20), see below or visit her blog page.
A Message from Tish – March 2014
Happy Springtime Amigos! Here’s what’s new in my world…
Last month I attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, MO. Folk Alliance is a folk/Americana music conference that takes place every year in February. It was so fun, I heard great music, made new friends and re-connected with old music friends. I enjoyed hanging out with fellow song-writers and friends, Curtis McMurtry, Bettysoo, Bill Kirchen, David Halley, Will Sexton, Jon Dee Graham, Michael Fracaso, Jimmy La Fave and discovered a great new band out of Colorado, “Bonnie And The Clydes”. And Al Gore made a super presentation. It was an amazing four days!
Another thing I did recently was visit Monterrey Mexico with my sister and some of our old high school friends. I had not been there in a long time and even then I was only there for a weekend. This time we went for a whole week. I wondered what we were going to do for seven days in Monterrey, I didn’t think there was that much to do there. Well, I was wrong! We visited the beautiful Horse Tail Falls (Cola De Caballo Cascada), toured an amazing cave, went up to Chipinque Mountain, had a nice boat ride downtown, danced our buts off at a 70′s disco event, ate some amazingly good food, and did some great shopping. The week just flew by. We had lots of laughs, had a great time, and met lots of really nice people. I know Mexico is having a lot safety issues these days, and people are being told not to go there. That is so sad. I traveled alone to Mexico City and Puebla in the last couple of years and everything was just fine. So, that said, I want to encourage you to visit Mexico. It is still one of the most special, beautiful, and friendly countries in the world (maybe Mexico’s publicity bureau will read this and give me an honorary trip for the nice pitch I just gave!).
I was just in California to do some recording with my upcoming tour buddy and friend, Anny Celsi who lives in the L.A. area. We recorded one of each of our songs for a limited edition CD that we hope to sell at our European shows. We will sign and number the first hundred. We are very happy with our new songs and very impressed that we got the whole thing – recording, mastering, printing and packaging all done in about three days! Now I am back in Austin preparing for the tour. We are very excited about visiting London, Wales, Dublin, and Galway. They are all such beautiful and friendly places. We will also have two shows in Germany. The tour begins in London on March 30 at “Green Note,” a sweet intimate club in Camden (check out Anny’s website: annycelsi.com, or the tour page on my website for dates and show info). Anny is a good friend and a perfect travel buddy. I really love her music (you can listen to some on her website). I think you will all agree. She set us up a special Facebook page for the tour. So, all you friends in UK, Ireland, and Germany, check it out. We will post photos and comments throughout our adventure. By the way, Anny will tour through Holland on her own after Germany. Her dates are posted on her site.
We hope to see you at one (or more!), of our shows, and bring friends! We’d love to see sold out shows. I hope your spring is springy, and that you are enjoying the blossoming flowers and trees around you!
In advance of her Marfa show on March 1, Marfa Public Radio Station KRTS will interview Tish February 28 at 10:30 am
Tune in to Marfa Public Radio’s Talk at Ten radio interview with Tish Hinojosa, February 28, at 10:30 am onKRTS 93.5 FM or via their online stream. Tish will be playing in Marfa the following night, March 1. Visit the tour section of the website for more information and tickets.
This week Tish is enjoying the “Rocky Mountain High”
Colorado and New Mexico friends, check out Tish’s shows this week in your neck of the woods
Feb 9 – Nederland, CO – House Concert, 7 pm (see Tour section of the website for more information and tickets)
Feb 13 – El Prado NM – Taos Mesa Brewing Company, 8 pm
Feb 15 – Alamosa, CO – Benefit Concert 7 pm (see Tour section of the website for more information and tickets)
Tish’s new CD, “After the Fair,” is NDR Info Nachtclub’s CD of the week!
Tish’s After the Fair is now NDR’s Info Nachtclub’s CD of the week. If you can read German, or even if you can’t, click here to check it out.
Tish is back – “Way Out West Tour” starting on Friday, November 8!
After having to cancel a number of shows on Tish’s “Way Out West Tour” due to a medical emergency, we are now happy to announce that Tish has recovered and that she will be playing the remaining shows of her tour in California, Oregon and Arizona! For more info check out the tour page here on Mundotish!
November 08: Richmond, CA *** Point Richmond Acoustic Series
November 10: Winters, CA *** The Palms
November 11: Felton, CA *** Don Quijote’s International Music Hall
November 13: Portland, OR *** Alberta Rose Theatre
November 14: Sebastopol, CA *** Sebastopol Grange
November 15: Sahuarita, AZ *** Javarita Coffeehouse *** Common Ground on the Border Benefit Concert
Out now: Tish Hinojosa’s new CD “After The Fair”!
Available here on Mundotish.com!
Read a new edition of “Tish’s Corner”, Tish’s Blog on Mundotish.com, in which she talks about her new CD “After The Fair” and about saying goodbye to Germany!
New Video: Tish talks about her upcoming CD
Let Tish give you a little video introduction to her new album „After The Fair“, which is almost finished and bound to be released a little later this year!
New Live Video: Tish & Marvin play „Donde Voy“
Here’s a nice video recording of Tish performing her song „Donde Voy“ at the „Music Star“ in Norderstedt, Germany. Tish is joined by her long-time musical collaborator Marvin Dykhuis.