‘Tucson-Habana’ is Amparo Sanchez’s first solo album. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because of Amparanoia, the band that she formed in 1997. However, in 2008, after more than 5000 concerts and 7 albums spanning 11 years, Amparo decided to change direction and to take on a new challenge as a solo artist. ‘Tucson-Habana’ is quite different from what we had come to expect from Amparanoia, it’s a more personal and original album.
For her first solo album, Amparo Sanchez collaborated with Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico, which is easily perceptible. Nevertheless, as always, it is still impossible to classify her music in a definite style. Although… perhaps ‘americana-cubana’ would be a good attempt…
The album ‘Tucson-Habana’ will be released on 15th February 2010 in Spain and on 1st of March 2010 in the rest of Europe.
Amparo Sanchez will be doing some tryout-concerts this week in Spain:
The first single ‘Corazon de la Realidad’ will be on the radio from January 2010, and offered as a free download on www.amparosanchez.info