Tish HinojosaTish Hinojosa’s music crosses borders between cultures, languages and musical genres.  Winter Wind welcomes Tish on Sunday, March 3, for a 7:00 pm concert in the Norman Depot, 200 South Jones Avenue.  Tickets are $20.

Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and latino styles, Hinojosa’s music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness.  Combining a vision that embraces  these musical styles with her characteristic warmth and a pure soulful voice, this enchanting singer-songwriter has gained a loyal audience throughout America, Europe and beyond.  Tish has performed at the White House and recorded and worked with many outstanding musicians, including Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith. Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez and Los Lobos

As the youngest of thirteen children born to Mexican immigrant parents in San Antonio,  Tish grew up listening to the traditional Mexican songs on her parents’ radio as well as to the pop and folk stations of the 60’s.  In 1979, she left her hometown for the mountains of New Mexico, where she discovered her love for pure and heartfelt country music.  She started performing with legendary country musicians Michael Martin Murphy and Bill and Bonnie Hearne, which inspired her to begin writing her own songs, both in English and Spanish.  In 1988, Tish was signed by A & M Records.  Her national debut release, Homeland, found her weaving all the threads of her artistic ethos into an intriguing tapestry that immediately put her on the international musical map.

Her 15 albums include the award-winning Culture Swing (1992), her bilingual children’s record Cada Niño/Every Child (1996) and Our Little Planet, released on CRS Records (2008.)  A biographical DVD spanning the 30 years of her musical career, is in the making.

The Washington Post describes Tish Hinojosa as “A talented songwriter with an understated but utterly unaffected delivery ...vivid ...touching ...pointed... playful ...engaging.”

Tish Hinojosa web site

Tickets are available by clicking the "Buy Now" button above, and the Performing Arts Studio in the Depot.  PAS hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and from 10:00 am to noon Saturday.  For additional information, phone 405-307-9320.

Winter Wind Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council and by sponsors Tom McAuliffe of Don Cies Real Estate; Cindy Merrick of Therapy in Motion, and Nancy McClellan. Additional support comes from contributors Glen Brown; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School; Hugh and Keri Young; Dale Wares, Wares Properties; Midway Concert Series, Mike Goodman; and Danna Primm.  Friends include Marie Soliel, Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin; and The Grider Family.  In-kind support comes from the City of Norman, Cafe Plaid, The Montford Inn and Norman Music Institute.