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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.

Awards Season is Here...

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...and I'm proud to announce that Land Baby has been nominated in four categories at the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards! The album is up for:

  • Album of the Year
  • Best Comedy/Novelty Song (Census Song)
  • Best Latin Song (Lobito)
  • Best Package Design
    (Photos by Alexandra Rose, Package Design by Lara Manzanares)

The awards will take place on Sunday, May 20th at Sandia Casino in Albuquerque. Visit to purchase tickets to the event. Wish me luck! 

~ Lara

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.

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:

Saturday, May 19    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tierra Wools Spring Festival
101 Main St.
Los Ojos, NM

Sunday, May 20    7:00 pm
New Mexico Music Awards
Albuquerque, NM
Info and Tickets:

Sunday, June 3    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Fe Artists Market
At the Railyard in Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, June 9    7:00 - 9:00 pm
La Boca Taberna
Santa Fe, NM

Wednesday, July 18    6:30 - 7:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand
La Plaza de Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, July 21    5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Chili Line Depot
Tres Piedras, NM

Sunday, July 22    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Fe Artists Market
At the Railyard in Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, July 24    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Mercado del Sur
6009 Jaguar Drive
Santa Fe, 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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