Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tish Hinojosa

Austin based musician Tish Hinojosa is a singer and songwriter who carries her experiences as a first generation Mexican American in all her work, and makes the sometimes challenging aspect of including that while not being defined or limited by it work too. It's meant she's had a hard row to hoe in marketing her music, though, with several sorts of record deals with majors and indepedent labels. These two videos show as much about that as they do about the music. They are both songs Hinojosa wrote.

West Side of Town, a song which vividly evokes growing up on the west side of San Antonio, is just Tish and her guitar. The second, I'm Not Through Lovin' You Yet, is a lively piece of music which would belong on any country station's playlist. The video, made while Hinojosa was signed to Warner Brothers, has it its fun aspects, and if you know Austin's geography it surely looks like home in places.

west side of town solo

wb video I'm not through lovin' you yet

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