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New Album: LAND BABY

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 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

Boxcar Cafe
425 Terrace Ave.
Chama, NM  87520

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

Upcoming Shows:


Saturday, December 16 .......... 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Albuquerque Album Release Party*
7418 Sky Court Circle NE
Albuquerque, NM
Free Event - Donations Accepted

Take a break from the holiday rush at a laid-back, neighborhood house party-style celebration of my recently released album, Land Baby. We'll have food and drink, campfires, winter lights... and of course, live music!
Musicians: Bring your instruments! There will be opportunities to jam.

*This is an outdoor event on a patio. There will be fires, outdoor heaters, enclosed warm spaces, and hot food and drink. Dress in layers!  

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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)