CD Review: Patricia Vonne – Viva Bandolera
by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International
El Marinero Y La Sirena
Guitarras Y Castañuelas
La Huerta De San Vicente
La Gitana De Triana
La Lomita De Santa Cruz
Mexicali De Chispa
Bandolera Records, Austin / Texas
Patricia Vonne, the fourth of 10 children, grew up with a Mexican father and a Spanish mother in San Antonio. The father played the drums, the mother the guitar and sang folk songs, and the whole family regularly made music together. Not only is she a musician and singer, she was also a model and actress. She wrote film music for Johnny Depp and Quentin Tarantino. Their music is a mixture of Tex-Mex, southern roots rock, some country and a lot of Mexican songs.
She dedicates this CD to her parents who gave her the love for music and her homeland in the cradle. The CD begins traditionally and becomes more and more modern towards the end, but without denying the Mexican roots.
A must for lovers of this genre.