Tish Hinojosa

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Tish Hinojosa
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Background information
Birth nameLeticia Hinojosa [1]
Born (1955-12-06) December 6, 1955 (age 67) [2]
San Antonio, Texas, US [3]
Genres Country, Folk
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1969-present [3]
Labels Warner Bros. Records, MCA/Curb, A&M, Rounder, Valley Entertainment, Watermelon Records, Texas Music Group, Tish Records (self released)
Website MundoTish

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. [3] 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.[ citation needed ]


Hinojosa has recorded numerous albums and has charted twice on the Billboard country charts. [1] Her 1992 album Culture Swing won the National Association of Independent Record Distributors (NAIRD) Indie Folk Album of the Year. [4]

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. [2]

As of 2021, Hinajosa lives in both Austin, Texas and Tubac, Arizona. In the 1970s and 1980s she also lived in Taos, New Mexico and Nashville, Tennessee. In 2005, Hinojosa moved to Germany, and in 2013 returned to Austin. [4] [2] [5]

Career highlights

Awards and honors


Humanitarian activities


[6] [7] [8] [9]



The Texicana Mamas (Patricia Vonne, Tish Hinojosa, Stephanie Urbina Jones)

  • 2020 The Texicana Mamas, self-released, internet only [12]


YearSingle US Country [1] Album
1986"I'll Pull You Through" (with Craig Dillingham)80single only
1989"Til U Love Me Again"75Homeland
1992"In the Real West"Culture Swing
1993"Closer Still"
"Drifter's Wind"
1994"I'm Not Through Loving You Yet"Destiny's Gate

Music videos

1992"In the Real West"
1993"Drifter's Wind"
1994"I'm Not Through Loving You Yet"Roger Pistole


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