Separately their musical influences include folk, conjunto, Americana, flamenco, country, Tex-Mex rock ‘n’ roll, the Texas singer-songwriter tradition, the mariachi, corrido and norteño traditions of the border, and Lone Star country-rock.
Together, melding these inspirations with their own distinct sounds and personalities, the Texicana Mamas are creating something new, fresh, vibrant and distinct.
A collaborative effort between three of the state’s most celebrated Latina musicians—Tish Hinojosa, Stephanie Urbina Jones and Patricia Vonne—the newly-minted trio has already created a buzz that complements the kudos their individual careers have collected. Debuting at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café last fall, the Texicana Mamas have also performed at the Latinapalooza showcase during this year’s South By Southwest music festival and have other dates in the pipeline.
All three women are San Antonio natives with deep roots in the Latino/Anglo culture of South Texas. And though they came to music by different routes, each is governed by a passion for storytelling and cross-cultural musical fusion.