Land Baby wins Album of the Year!

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 music awards 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 And of course, if you'd like to purchase Land Baby and see where I'll be playing next, just scroll down!

Lara Manzanares Album of the Year
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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) 

Digital Downloads are available for purchase in the music player on this page 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 Design at the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards. You can pick one up at the the locations listed below, or order yours online from 

Pick up a copy of the album at:

Nob Hill Music
3419 Central NE
Albuquerque, NM  87106

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

Tierra Wools
101 Main Street
Los Ojos, NM  87551

Sun Rise Restaurant
3126 24th St.
San Francisco, CA  94110

Upcoming Shows:

Saturday, July 14   3:00 pm
Radio Interview: "Raíces" on KUNM
Albuquerque, 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

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


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.


Listen to Lara on Soundcloud! 

 Pictured here with J. Michael Combs,  . Photo by Huracán Gómez

Pictured here with J. Michael Combs, . Photo by Huracán Gómez