|Birth name||Leticia Hinojosa|
|Born||December 6, 1955|
San Antonio, Texas, US
|Labels||Warner Bros. Records, MCA/Curb, A&M, Rounder, Valley Entertainment|
Leticia ("Tish") Hinojosa (born December 6, 1955, San Antonio, Texas) is a folksinger recording in both Spanish and English. Hinojosa was the youngest of 13 children. Hinojosa's parents were Mexican immigrants. Known for singing both traditional Mexican folksongs and her own original songs, both in Spanish and English, Hinojosa accompanies herself on guitar, which she plays right-handed although she is naturally lefthanded. Influenced by traditional Mexican, folk, Tejano, conjunto, and country musics, Hinojosa considers her music to be music of the US/Mexico border. Hinojosa has charted twice on the Billboard country charts and has recorded several albums, primarily for Rounder Records.
Her 1992 album Culture Swing won the NAIRD Indie Folk Album of the Year.
Using music to bring awareness to cultural issues, Hinojosa hopes to bring into focus the plight of migrant workers and children of the poor. Additionally, she often performs children's music of her culture to help children develop an understanding of the Southwest's Hispanic traditions.
In 2005, Hinojosa moved to Germany, and returned to Austin in 2013.
Awards and honors
- White House performance for President and Mrs. Clinton
- NAIRD Indie Folk Album of the Year Culture Swing
- Las Primera (The Firsts) award from MANA, the largest organization of Latino women
- Performances at presidential and gubernatorial inauguration events.
- VH 1
- ABC-TV special: Alma Awards
- The Nashville Network
- Austin City Limits (three separate appearances)
- Fox Television Bravo Awards
- Good Morning America
- Onyx TV Germany
- WDR TV Germany
- SWR TV Switzerland
- VPRO TV Netherlands
- Spokesperson, National Latino Children's Agenda
- Spokesperson, National Assoc. Of Bilingual Education
- United Farm Workers of America
- 1987 Taos to Tennessee, Self-release, re-released in 1992
- 1989 Homeland, A&M Records
- 1990 Memorabilia Navideña, Cassette E.P. – Self Release
- 1991 Aquella Noche, Watermelon Records
- 1992 Culture Swing, Rounder Records
- 1994 Destiny's Gate, Warner Bros. Records
- 1995 Frontejas, Rounder Records
- 1996 Cada Niño/Every Child, Rounder Records
- 1996 Dreaming From The Labyrinth/Soñar del Laberinto, Warner Bros. Records
- 1996 Soñar del Laberinto, Warner Bros. Records
- 1997 The Best of the Sandia: Watermelon 1991–1992, Rounder Records
- 2000 Sign of Truth, Rounder Records, Rounder Records
- 2003 Best of Tish Hinojosa – Live, Rounder Records
- 2003 From Texas for a Christmas Night, Lone Star Records
- 2005 A Heart Wide Open, Valley Entertainment
- 2006 Retrospective, Varèse Sarabande
- 2008 Our Little Planet, CRS (Varèse Sarabande)
- 2013 After the Fair, Varèse Sarabande
- ...a Music and Information Digest, Promo CD
|1986||"I'll Pull You Through" (with Craig Dillingham)||80||single only|
|1989||"Til U Love Me Again"||75||Homeland|
|1992||"In the Real West"||—||Culture Swing|
|1994||"I'm Not Through Loving You Yet"||—||Destiny's Gate|
|1992||"In the Real West"|
|1994||"I'm Not Through Loving You Yet"|
- Hinojosa, Tish, and Lucia Angela Perez. 2002. Cada Niño = Every Child : A Bilingual Songbook for Kids. El Paso, Tex. : Cinco Puntos Press, 2002.
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 190. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
- Holston, Mark (January–February 1994). "Rhythm & Roots". Hispanic.
- Flores, Nancy (September 14, 2014). "TISH HINOJOSA PICKING UP THE PIECES; Singer-songwriter who once lit up the scene returns to Austin to rebuild her career". The Austin American-Statesman.
- "A Heart Wide Open". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
- Ragland, Cathy "South Texas culture: Austin's Tish Hinojosa has made the jump to a major label", Folk Roots; Nov. 1994, pp. 42–43
- Dexter, Kerry “A Home in Music.” Dirty Linen: Folk & World Music, no. 141 (May 2009): 24–27.
- Interview: Tish Hinojosa, Singer-Songwriter, Discusses Her Life, Music and New CD. 2000. National Public Radio.
- Rodemann, Katharyn. 2005. “Tish Hinojosa.” Texas Monthly 33 (12): 124–26.