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Stephanie Urbina Jones’ latest studio album, Tularosa, is an inspired marriage of country classics and mariachi rhythms named for the place where it was recorded.
Tularosa honors Urbina Jones’ musical icons — a string of legends from Dolly, Patsy, Willie, and Merle to Johnny and June — and the Mexican heritage that feeds her sound and soul.
Urbina Jones, a San Antonio native, is well-known for celebrating her Hispanic heritage through her music, which can be described as Latin-rooted Americana, or “Texicana country folk-rock.” Earlier this month, Jones made her Grand Ole Opry debut, and that appearance marked the first time in the Opry’s 93-year history that a woman performed on the iconic stage with mariachis.
Indie Voice Blog states, “Stephanie Urbina Jones is a true visionary, for who else would have thought of marrying classic country with mariachi. Jones has done just that, and earned the right to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.” Rolling Stone proclaimed her version of “Rose Garden,” “A stunning makeover, breathing new life into one of the most heavily covered songs in the country catalog.”
Show takes place in Ford Theater. Admission is included with Museum ticket or Museum membership. Free to museum members. Seating is limited.
The performance will be live streamed on Sunday via: http://countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming