Lara tells the history of a Spaniard who brought settlers into New Mexico via Mexico. Lara Manzanares performs "The Big Man (Veritas Atrox)" during the "Both Feet on the Ground" show during the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tierra Amarilla, NM
Lara Manzanares is a bilingual singer-songwriter from Northern New Mexico. She grew up singing the traditional New Mexican music of her sheep-ranching childhood, and she composes her own style of music in both English and Spanish. Through a combination of storytelling and songs both playful and sincere, Lara draws on her roots as she sings about love, loss, a sense of place, and her own connection to the land. Her first album, Land Baby, won Album of the Year at the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards. In 2020, she represented New Mexico in the Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America series. She will be joined onstage by bassist Tanya Nuñez and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Wax, members of New Mexico traditional music supergroup Lone Piñon.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Theater in Elko, NV on Feb. 4, 2023.
Made possible by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.