ALBUMS


DEAR JOHN (Single)

2019 New Mexico Music Awards
Nomination:
Best Americana Song

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DEAR JOHN RECORDING INFO:

LYRICS AND MUSIC by Lara Manzanares. PRODUCED BY Lara Manzanares & Jono Manson. MUSICIANS: LARA MANZANARES (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano), MARK CLARK (Drums), JUSTIN BRANSFORD (Upright Bass), JONO MANSON (Electric Guitar), JORDAN WAX (Violin).
RECORDED AND MIXED by Jono Manson at The Kitchen Sink Studios in Santa Fe, NM. MASTERED by David Glasser, Airshow Mastering, Boulder CO. COVER PHOTO: Reece Martinez. COVER DESIGN: Lara Manzanares

 

LAND BABY (Album)

2018 New Mexico Music Awards
Winner:
Album of the Year, Best Package Design
Additional Nominations: Best Latin Song, Best Novelty/Comedy Song

 

"Singer-songwriter Lara Manzanares won best album honors at this year's New Mexico Music Awards for her album Land Baby. Here she carries out her mission with focus and drive, employing a voice both powerful and emotive, backed by instrumental conceits that reflect her deep, desert-borne connection to la tierra in Nuevo Mexico. From simple constructions like "Census Song" to more fleshed out produce such as "Rapunzel," Manzanares' voice shimmers, shines and soothes. Her backing band is top-notch too; the recording is as shockingly clear as a summer, star-strewn night out in the wilderness. (...) ... her range is magnificent and her overall tone as pure as the land itself."

– The Weekly Alibi, June 28 2018

(Translated from Dutch):
"In addition to being very beautiful and very varied with both folk and Spanish-language songs, Lara Manzanares's new album Land Baby is also particularly relevant to the discussion on migration. (...) Lara Manzanares proves herself to be a strong singer with beautiful light-footedness and melancholy in her voice. (...) Wonderful is the melancholic 'Loss' and the rocking sixties-like 'Love in the City'. A highlight is 'Borderlands', which is a sensitive song, with beautiful trumpet and accordion work by Rothschild. (...) ... an album as a plea for a bridge and against a wall."

– Richard Wagenaar, TheNextGig.nl
Full Review in Dutch:
http://thenextgig.nl/lara-manzanares-land-baby/


LAND BABY ALBUM 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)


Hard Copies Also Available!

Lara Manzanares’s cover design for Land Baby won Best Package Design at the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards. It includes a full-color fold-out cover and booklet with full Spanish/English lyric translations. You can pick one up at the the locations listed below, or order yours online from CDBaby.com: 

Pick up a hard copy of the album at:

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

 

SANTA FE, NM

 

TAOS, NM

 

LOS OJOS, NM

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA


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Land Baby wins Album of the Year!

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

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Lara Manzanares Album of the Year
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Lara Manzanares, Jono Manson, Rafael Herrera, and Noah Martinez perform at the 2019 New Mexico Music Awards

Lara Manzanares, Jono Manson, Rafael Herrera, and Noah Martinez perform at the 2019 New Mexico Music Awards