Three time Austin Music Award winner Patricia Vonne is back with her seventh album “Top of the Mountain”, on her own Bandolera Records. The album celebrates the human spirit in the midst of adversity and the Higher Power that lights our path. The defiant stand-your-ground title track sets a declamatory tone as the rest of the album winds a sinuous path through the border radio groove of “Lil’ Lobo,” the careening rocker “Graceland Trip,” “Madre de Perla,” (a flamenco-flavored tribute to Vonne’s mother), the spaghetti western soundtrack that is “Western Blood”, and much more.
It is produced, mixed and engineered by Rick Del Castillo and Michael Ramos. The album features the multi talented Vonne on lead vocals, acoustic guitar, castanets and electric guitar as well as several special guest musicians. The list includes: Fort Worth sax virtuoso Johnny Reno, Scott Plunkett of Chris Isaak’s band on the keyboard, Grammy award winner Max Baca of Los TexManiacs on the bajo sexto, David Grissom and Grammy award winner Joe Reyes. The album features co-writes with Joe King Carrasco, Alejandro Escovedo, Willie Nile, Steven Medina Hufsteter of the Cruzados and longtime performing and songwriting partner Robert LaRoche.