To wrap up the month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), Rolling Stone Country today premiered country Latin artist Stephanie Urbina Jones’ video, “Vamonos! (Let’s Go).” See the video here.
Rolling Stone Country’s Stephen L. Betts had this to say about Jones and her exciting new release:
“Although dozens of country songs through the years have reflected a beach theme and the influence of Latin culture, the majority has been hits for white male artists. So it’s doubly refreshing to encounter Stephanie Urbina Jones, a Latina singer-songwriter whose latest single and video, “Vamonos! (Let’s Go),” capture the joyous fantasy of a tranquil island getaway.”
A song like “Vamonos! (Let’s Go)” requires a buoyant video, so director Miguel Valle (Coldplay) and producer Jerry Carlon headed to the island of Isla Mujeres in Mexico for the video shoot. Jones was totally up for it.
“Two days, six crew members, two best friends, a drone, two golf carts, crashing a wedding and a crazy beautiful island in the Mexican Caribbean; we captured the heart and spirit of what I love abo ut Mexico, the Mexican people, and the song ‘Vamonos’,” she enthuses.
It is well documented that songwriters find inspiration for their craft from any variety of places. While “Vamonos! (Let’s Go)” is an upbeat, breezy song with a sunny island video, it was actually written during a very difficult time in Jones’ life. With the help of co-writers Mark Marchetti and Will Robinson, she was able to draw from her heartache and write the song that breathed new hope into her life. Now, through “Vamonos! (Let’s Go)” and the rest of her music, Jo nes is on a mission to share her new hope with as many people as possible, as she believes that music is a medicine that brings joy, laughter and fun into the world during turbulent times.
“Vamonos! (Let’s go)” is the second single and video from Stephanie Urbina Jones’s fifth album, Fiery Angel. The song embodies her unique brand of Latin country, which celebrates the heart and spirit of her Latin roots in country music. Fiery Angel was just one of two releases for Jones in 2015. The other was a spunky collection of holiday cheer titled Feliz Navidad Y’all.
Be sure to see Stephanie Urbina Jones when she comes to your town
Oct. 28-30 Day of the Dead Celebration /Springfield, IL
Nov. 14 Mystery Monday at Mercado/Austin, TX
Dec. 2 Fredericksburg Trolley Light the Night Christmas Parade/Fredericksburg, TX
Dec. 1-8 Spirit of Christmas Tour Texas with Texas Heritage Music Foundation
Dec. 4 Toys for Tots Drive at The Cove/San Antonio, TX
Dec. 9 Vamonos Spirit of Christmas Show/Del Rio, TX
Jan. 28 Port Aransas Civic Center/Port Aransas , TX
Feb. 15-19 International Writers Conference/San Miguel, Mexico
Feb. 21-26 Journey to Teotihuacan/Teotihuacan, Mexico
For more information or booking, visit www.stephanieurbinajones.com.
About Stephanie Urbina Jones:
The San Antonio native and #1 Billboard Country Latina songwriter is passionate about celebrating her Hispanic heritage in country music around the world. Jones has been winning international acclaim while shattering traditional music industry boundaries and genres with shows across the US, Mexico, Japan, Europe and the UK.
With Fiery Angel, she arrives as a woman who inspires, a songwriter who bravely explores the heart’s darkest corners and a singer who interprets life with passion and intimacy while carrying the heart of her bicultural roots to audiences all over the world.