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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.


Land Baby Wins Album of the Year!

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Land Baby had a big night at the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards this year, bringing home two trophies: Album of the Year and Best Package Design! (Photos by Alexandra Rose, Package Design by Lara Manzanares)

I had a blast performing at the event with Jono Manson (who also played on, produced, and recorded Land Baby), Noah Martinez, and Rafael Herrera, decked out in some kick-ass jewelry by Gloria Valencia, with my family gathered to share the moment with me. I was honored to meet and share the stage with so many talented artists... and I was particularly delighted that, in the category for Album of the Year, four out of the five of us nominees were women! Way to go ladies!! The full list of nominees and winners is posted at http://newmexicomusicawards.com. And of course, if you'd like to purchase Land Baby and see where I'll be playing next, just scroll down!

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LAND BABYALBUM INFO:

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
Musicians: 
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) 
 

 
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.
 
 

Like what you hear?

Digital Downloads are available for purchase in the music player above or at the following providers:


 

Hard Copies Also Available!

The album includes a fold-out cover and lyrics booklet with Spanish/English translations of all the tracks, and won an award for Best Package Designat the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards. You can pick one up at the the locations listed below, or order yours online from CDBaby.com: 

Pick up a copy of the album at:

Nob Hill Music
3419 Central NE
Albuquerque, NM  87106
http://nobhillmusic.com

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

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

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

The Chili Line Depot
38429 US Highway 285
Tres Piedras, NM  87577
https://www.facebook.com/ChiliLineDepot/

Tierra Wools
101 Main Street
Los Ojos, NM  87551
www.handweavers.com

Sun Rise Restaurant
3126 24th St.
San Francisco, CA  94110
https://www.facebook.com/SunRiseRestaurantSF/

 

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

Saturday, July 14   3:00 pm
Radio Interview: "Raíces" on KUNM
Albuquerque, NM
http://kunm.org/post/lara-manzanares-un-puente-musical

Wednesday, July 18    6:30 - 7:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand
La Plaza de Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
https://santafebandstand.org/event/lara-manzanares

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
http://santafeartistsmarket.com

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

Thursday, August 2    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Fusion Radio
Live music + interview, live audience welcome
Artisan Santa Fe
2601 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
Info: https://www.artisansantafe.com


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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