By Liz Lopez
Source: Patricia Vonne
Texas artist Patricia Vonne premiered the music video for her single, “Lil’ Lobo.” The music video was directed by Marcel Rodriguez. “The song ‘Lil’ Lobo’ is about the challenges of dating in the online age… you have to watch out for wolves,” said Patricia Vonne.” Joe King Carrasco and I co-wrote the song and Rick Del Castillo produced. Joe King invited us to film at his ranch in Llano which he built himself. It looks like a movie set! The video captures Joe’s crazy cool explosive personality. He always gives 200 percent and is a joy to work with. My brother Marcel shot it in three hours and I edited it like a kid in a candy store!”
“Lil’ Lobo” is the second single off Patricia’s seventh album, “Top of the Mountain,” set to be released on Bandolera Records on Friday, May 25. Her first single “Tidal Wave,” co-written with Alejandro Escovedo, premiered with Glide Magazine on April 13. Vonne has made a name for herself around the world as a multi-faceted musician, songwriter, actress, filmmaker and more. Now, with the release of her latest project, Vonne is positioned to once again enchant music lovers as she flows between genres and creates a sound only she could conjure.
There will be an official Austin album release show on Saturday, May 26 at the Continental Club, 1315 South Congress Ave. Patricia Vonne takes the stage at 10 p.m. followed by Joe King Carrasco at 12 a.m. Vonne will also be hosting album release events in San Antonio and Houston. For ticketing information, upcoming tour dates and more, visit: www.patriciavonne.com.
The new album was produced, mixed and engineered by Rick Del Castillo and Michael Ramos, engineered by Joey Benjamin and mastered by Mark Hallman. The album features Vonne on lead vocals, acoustic guitar, castanets and electric guitar, as well as special guest musicians Fort Worth sax virtuoso Johnny Reno, Grammy award winner Max Baca of Los TexManiacs on the bajo sexto, David Grissom, Grammy award winner Joe Reyes and Robert LaRoche on guitar and Scott Plunkett (of Chris Isaak’s band) on the keyboard. The album features co-writes with Joe the “King” Carrasco, Alejandro Escovedo, Willie Nile, Steven Medina Hufsteter of the Cruzados and longtime performing and songwriting partner Robert LaRoche.
Hailed as a “Renaissance woman of Austin, Texas” by the New York Times, Patricia Vonne has claimed many titles in her illustrious career: singer, songwriter, bandleader, actress, activist and award-winning filmmaker. As one of 10 wildly creative offspring growing up in San Antonio, she and her siblings were encouraged to find their own creative paths. Exploring various artistic outlets throughout her career, she found herself immersed in writing, recording music and developing her musicianship.
Now, with the release of her seventh album, “Top of the Mountain,” (by Bandolera Records) Vonne reaches new heights in her musical career. Following on the heels of her acclaimed all-Spanish album, 2015’s “Viva Bandolera” (which made the Top Eight list in the Huffington Post), Vonne’s new effort incorporates all the multi-faceted components that define her unique musical persona: rock, folk, flamenco, bilingual Tex-Mex and Latin strands that, taken together, form a rich and colorful tapestry.
The defiant, stand-your-ground title track sets a declamatory tone as the rest of the album winds a sinuous path through the border radio groove of “Lil’ Lobo,” the careening rocker “Graceland Trip,” “Madre de Perla,” a flamenco-flavored tribute to Vonne’s mother, the spaghetti western soundtrack that is “Western Blood,” and much more. Featuring co-writes with Joe “King” Carrasco, Alejandro Escovedo, Willie Nile, Steven Medina Hufsteter of the Cruzados and longtime performing and songwriting partner Robert LaRoche, “Top of the Mountain” allowed Vonne to explore new aspects of her multi-cultural creativity.
The “Top Of The Mountain” Tracklisting is as follows:
Citadel; City is Alive; Illuminaria; Top of the Mountain; Lil’ Lobo (Little Wolf); Madre de Perla (Mother of Pearl); Tidal Wave; Graceland Trip; Western Blood; Canción de la Boda (Wedding Song); Lekker Ding (Sweet Thing) and God’s Hands.
For more information on Patricia Vonne, visit: www.patriciavonne.com.