Stephanie Urbina Jones and her Honky Tonk Mariachi will join the Nashville Symphony for a special Dia De Los Muertos performance on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Originator of the “honky-tonk mariachi” sound, Latina country singer Jones is sure to create a spectacular night honoring the legends, lives, stories and songs of the ancestors in country music. From Mother Maybelle Carter to Hank Williams, from Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline, with some classics from Mexico added for seasoning, this symphony of sound, culture and country music with chili peppers is a dreamers’ tale of destiny in song.
Jones is excited to lend her voice to the landscape of fiery Latina artists breaking through and building bridges in contemporary music. Global Eyes Entertainment Manager Preston “Shoes” Sullivan says, “We are so grateful to be performing with the Nashville Symphony who truly understands how important and extraordinary this beautiful musical fusion is to building bridges between all cultures with music.”
In 2018 Jones made her historic Grand Ole Opry debut to a standing ovation—the performance marked the first time in the Opry’s 93-year history that a woman performed on the iconic stage with mariachis. Jones continues to bring her distinctive sound into new, exciting realms. “Performing with the Nashville Symphony is a dream come true for me,” says Jones about the upcoming date.
Jones is currently working on a new album with legendary producer Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, The Band Perry, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). “A Latina in country Americana music is a long time coming and right on time,” says Worley.
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. 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.”