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Lara Manzanares is a bilingual singer-songwriter of Northern New Mexican heritage. In addition to singing the Mexican boleros, rancheras, and corridos of her sheep- ranching childhood, Lara also composes her own style of music in both English and Spanish. Through a combination of storytelling and songs both playful and sincere, Lara draws on her rural New Mexican roots and her experiences living in urban environments across the U.S. and abroad as she sings about love, loss, a sense of place, and her own connection to the land.

New Album: LAND BABY

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With a voice of focused intensity and pure tone, a rootsy folk-rock vibe and a Latin/Southwest sensibility, bilingual singer-songwriter Lara Manzanares’s debut original album Land Baby weaves a tapestry of geographical, emotional, and cultural landscapes, describing stories of passion and comedy that cut to the heart – and motivate your soul to move. 

Digital Downloads available on iTunes and in the player below: 

Hard Copies Also Available!

The album includes a fold-out cover and lyrics booklet with Spanish/English translations of all the tracks. Click on the "Buy Album" button to order your copy today, or pick one up at the the locations listed below.

4022 Rio Grande Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM  87107

Red Earth Spirit
400A San Felipe St. NE
Albuquerque, NM  87104

90.1 KCEI - Cultural Energy
112 Civic Plaza Drive
Taos, NM

The Chili Line Depot
Tres Piedras, NM

Santa Fe Farmers Market - Shepherd's Lamb Booth
Every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
1607 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM

Upcoming Shows:

Tuesday, March    5:00ish - 8:00ish pm
Las Ristras Restaurant
4940 Corrales Road
Corrales, NM

Saturday, March 24    5:00 - 7:00 pm
Red Earth Spirit
400A San Felipe St. NW
Albuquerque, NM

I enjoy playing indoor venues, but a piece of my heart will always be singing on the street! In addition to the events listed here, I occasionally do spontaneous street performances or mini-events. You can see what I'm up to in the moment by following me on Facebook.

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What's the story behind Land Baby?

Find out more about the album, read song lyrics, and see behind-the-scenes photos and videos!

Music and Lyrics by Lara Manzanares
Produced by Jono Manson  
Recorded and Mixed by Jono Manson at The Kitchen Sink Studios
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering
Lara Manzanares
(lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, shaker on Lobito, footfalls and insect noises on Land Baby), Jono Manson (lead electric guitar, background vocals), Mark Clark (percussion), Justin Bransford (bass), Jordan Wax (violin on Writing Letters), Char Rothschild (trumpet on El Poeta, accordion and trumpet on Borderlands), Rafael Herrera (cowbell on Lobito), Raquel Covarrubias (guiro on Lobito), Felix Peralta (lead electric guitar on Lobito)