Live! From the Lounge featuring Maria Cuevas
Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 7:00pm
Doors at 6:30pm
“Maria Cuevas honors her Mariachi pioneer grandmother through her music while incorporating the Americana, Blues, Rock, and Soul of her midwestern roots. It’s a heady fusion all her own that demands your attention.”
-Jon Hart, KTBG 90.9 The Bridge
For Maria Cuevas it’s not about her…then again, it is. Maria’s inspiration for music comes from her grandmother, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas, a pioneer in Mariachi who in the 70s founded Mariachi Estrella, one of the first all-female Mariachi bands in the US.
Today Maria Cuevas is a vocalist and guitarist playing acoustic, electric, and traditional Mexican stringed instruments. Her sound is a blend of Mexicana/Americana/indie, blues, rock/funk/soul fusion – a true hybrid of Mexican folklore and rock ’n roll delivered in both English and Spanish.
On stage, there is an amalgam of traditional Mexican and American rock instrumentation – drums, bass, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, traditional Mexican stringed instruments, pedal steel guitar, congas, and percussion, trumpet, keyboards. A passionate delivery of American roots music forms dosed with traditional Mexican harmonic and rhythmic influences alongside traditional Mexican music – Mariachi, Cumbia, and more. The repertoire comes to life with original music – from incendiary love songs to social and political commentary – written and arranged in collaborations between Maria and Garrett Nordstrom and penned in both English and Spanish.
Tickets are $22. Seating is limited to 20 people for covid protocol.
Tickets available April 8, 2021
Thank you to the Live! From the Lounge Sponsors
The Copaken Family Foundation
John W. & Effie E. Speas Memorial Trust, Bank of America Trustee
Thursday May 06, 2021
The Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Ticket Office 816.474.4444