Music Bio:

Lara Manzanares is a bilingual singer-songwriter from northern New Mexico. In addition to singing the Mexican boleros, rancheras, and corridos of her sheep ranching childhood, Lara also composes her own music in both English and Spanish. Through a combination of storytelling and songs both playful and sincere, Lara draws on her New Mexican roots and her experiences living in various cities across the U.S. as she sings about love, loss, a sense of place - and the joy of eating cactus!


New Album Available Now!

Look for me on iTunes, preview and purchase tracks in the player below, or place an order for a hard copy of the album (scroll down for more details).

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.
— CD Baby Artist Page

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

Tierra Wools Handweaving Workshop
101 Main St.
Los Ojos, NM  87551

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!  

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