Two worlds come together in Nashville over the Cinco de Mayo weekend as Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tonk Mariachi bridge what Nashville is best known for — classic country music — with the joy-filled sounds of mariachi. Jones will kick off the weekend with a performance at Plaza Mariachi on Saturday, May 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., followed by a show in Fisher, TX on Sunday, May 5 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the infamous honky tonk, Devil’s Backbone. She will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage with her Honky Tonk Mariachi on Tuesday, May 7. CLICK HERE for Tickets!
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.”
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.”