Lara Manzanares

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About Lara Manzanares


I’m a land baby, desert baby
Cactus-eatin’ sand lady
A land baby, desert baby
Cactus-eatin’ sand lady

I need lots of space to think
I need mountain water to drink
Where the sun turns your skin to leather
And your heart into gold


In the years since I first hummed those words walking along a sunny sidewalk on San Francisco’s Mission Street, my life has endured some monumental shifts. Illness, loss, exodus, heartbreak, uncertainty, and fear became catalysts for a years-long process of healing, gratitude, arrival, acceptance, learning, and strength. I was guided along the way by traditional songs that reverberated through my cultural memory, and new songs that resonated through my body and out into the world.

Things move a little slower
In land time, in land time
One or two millennia
Is the passing of the tide


During the gravest point in an extended period of unexplained illness, I grappled with the possibility that I may never be able to sing and perform again. Surprisingly, this evoked a higher level of existential fear and dread than the idea of not surviving at all.

A diagnosis finally arrived, and then treatment. I could see in color again. We only have one shot at this thing called life, and I knew then that this is what I wanted to do with mine.

With the help of an incredible and unexpected gift, I mustered up the energy to begin recording my first studio album. That album, Land Baby, went on to win Album of the Year  and Best Package Design at the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards and has since propelled me toward unexpected opportunities.

Give me a road that goes to nowhere
Give me the wind blowing’ through my hair
I’m chasing’ down that horizon, baby
And I won’t come home ’til dawn, HEY!


My healing journey continues, and will for a lifetime. My identity as an artist and performer, the work that I put out into the world, and the people that it touches are my driving force. I am currently putting together the pieces for the recording of a new album. I invite you to join me on this journey by becoming part of my Patreon community. It is your support that makes the continued development of this work possible.  

As a Patron, you will receive exclusive and/or early access to recordings, songwriting and song ideas, videos, behind-the-scenes stories and sneak peeks, Patron-Only livestream concerts, Q&A sessions about my music and artistic process, and interesting personal and historical stories and anecdotes about projects that I am working on. Since I am also a visual artist, photographer, and hand weaver, as a member of my Patreon community you will also have exclusive access to posts from my sketchbooks, lyric and poetry journals, in-progress weaving designs, photo sets, and more.

I’m looking forward to starting this new adventure with you, and using this opportunity to engage in the artistic process in a deeper and more personal way than is possible on other digital platforms. Thank you for your support, and welcome aboard. It's great to have you.

~ Lara

I’m a land baby, desert baby
Cactus-eatin’ sand lady
A land baby, desert baby
Cactus-eatin’ sand lady

I’m a desert baby
Ha!


p.s. If you’d like to learn more about me and my work before joining my Patreon, visit my website to see my art and hear past releases: http://www.laramanzanares.com.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 13 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
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4
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 13 exclusive posts
2
Audio releases
38
Images
4
Videos

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