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Patricia Vonne is no stranger to followers of HorizonVU Music. Patricia’s music has been featured previously on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP and she has been featured regularly on the HorizonVU Music Facebook page. The HorizonVU team is very excited to welcome Patricia to our site as a HorizonVU Music Featured Artist. You can find Patricia on the Featured Artist Page.

Patricia Vonne has proven herself a truly ascendant and transcendent musical artist. The San Antonio, Texas native singer, songwriter, bandleader and actress just released her 6th album “Viva Bandolera” of Texas border rock on her own Bandolera Records.

Patricia and Chris Isaak

Patricia and Chris Isaak


Vonne continues her trailblazing ride along the borderline where Castillian and Mexican infusions of flamenco and fiery gypsy guitar meets all- American rock ‘n’ roll. Her song “Traeme Paz” was featured in the film ” Once Upon a Time in Mexico” and she was voted Best Female Vocalist 2014 and 2015 at the Austin Music Awards. Vonne has toured internationally including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. She has shared the stage with Chris Isaak, Los Lobos, Raul Malo and collaborated with Texas musical heavyweights such as Charlie Sexton, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, Rosie Flores, Doyle Bramhall and Flaco Jimenez.

Vonne reprises her role as Dallas (aka Zorro Girl) in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and has appeared in Spy Kids, Desperado and Machete Kills. Her award winning animation videos shot and edited by Vonne, features her original illustrations for her song “El Marinero y La Sirena which won the audience award at Cine Las Americas Film Fest 2015 and was featured at SXSW Film Fest 2015 and “Paris Trance” which screened at the Paris Short Film Festival 2016 and Cine Las Americas 2016.

” Imagine a young Chrissie Hynde fronting the Mavericks with a little help from Calexico” Word magazine

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Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor is Director Industry and Artist Relations, HorizonVU Music. Tony has been involved with the music scene internationally since his teenage years. He has written for several music publications, most notably the Country Rock and American Lifestyle magazine, Dreamwest, for which he spent five years as the International Artistic Director. His ambition now is to help to bring together the Music, Film, and Fashion scenes in order to spread the message about the dangers of Climate Change.

Patricia Vonne

Patricia Vonne

Patricia Vonne is an American singer and actress. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Vonne, moved to New York City 1990-2001 to pursue her artistic ambitions. She has worked extensively in Europe and America and has been featured in international commercials and film work. She formed her own musical band and performed the New York circuit from 1998-2001 before relocating to her native Texas where she currently tours extensively in US, Mexico and Europe. She toured as a member of Tito and Tarantula in 2002 (band featured in the film “From Dusk Till Dawn”). Her song, “Traeme Paz”, was featured in the film “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”.

Her most recent album, “Rattle My Cage” is a collaboration on songs with some of the most distinguished Texas musicians that have inspired and informed her music; the late Doyle Bramhall, Alejandro Escovedo, Rosie Flores and Johnny Reno alongside some of her other favorite musical talents.

TT: What was it like to grow up in San Antonio in a multilingual/multicultural household, where music and movies became the backbeat for you and your siblings?

PV: It was a nurturing environment in that my parents always encouraged music and the arts in the home. My dad was a drummer in college and a travelling salesman. My mother was a nurse and a home maker. They sacrificed everything for us and put us all through private school. For special occasions they would invite the Mariachi’s to our house which gave us a taste of our musical heritage. My mother would play Spanish guitar and have us sing and harmonize on her favorite Mexican folksongs. This childhood memory inspired all my albums to be bilingual because it’s who I am and I’m proud to be Latina…plus she taught me how to play castanets! My mother would also take us to the movies every week to watch MGM Musicals and Hitchcock double features as well which inspired a love for film. Since there was always an infant, we would sneak in a diaper bag stuffed with hotdogs, hamburgers and soda pop for the ultimate movie experience! hahaha!

TT: You have produced some great albums in your career, but many critics agree that your current album, “Rattle My Cage”, is the best to date. Can you describe the circumstances that led up to the recording of this great album?

PV: I had co-written the title track with Johnny Reno who also plays my leading man in the music video! It was filmed during the hot rod fest in Austin, Texas. I was then on tour in Germany with Del Castillo and the lead singer Alex Ruiz and I started to write “Tequileros” after the show about my grandfather. While on tour I started writing “Dark Mile” and I sent a version of the song from Zurich Switzerland to Doyle Bramhall in Alpine Texas. When I returned from tour we completed it together. “Ravage Your Heart” was also being written on the same tour and I strongly felt Alejandro Escovedo attached to the melody and the mood of the song. I presented it to him once I returned and he agreed to write it with me. While in Paris recording a TV performance, Rosie Flores sent me the rockin’ title to “This Cat’s in the Doghouse” and I began writing it on the spot. We had two days off in Holland so I recorded a demo for “Que Maravilla”. These were the songs I had to get started on the full length album. It was my European tour that allowed me the freedom to pen these songs and to be inspired to write them with these amazing song writers.Vonne_HiRes 2

TT: Listening to the 10 tracks in the album, it feels that not only do the lyrics tell stories, but, that many of the songs could form the basis for movies in their own right. When you create a track, do you vision its lyrics and music as if it were a film scene?

PV: I have to credit my musicians for the epic sound. Robert LaRoche on lead guitar, Scott Garber on bass, Dony Wynn on drums, David Perales on violin. Guest musicians are Rick Del Castillo on Spanish guitar & Alex Ruiz on vocals on “Tequileros”, Joe Reyes on lead guitar for “Dulce Refugio” and “Paris Trance”, Michael Ramos on keys for “Ravage Your Heart”, Carl Thiel on piano on “Bitter Need” & “Que Maravilla” and Johnny Reno on sax and Ian McClagan on piano for “This Cat’s in the Doghouse”. I always try to start with a song title and it seems to write itself. I usually like to start with music first then lyrics to paint the canvas… but my musicians are tremendously responsible for the ultimate result and I am extremely fortunate.

TT: With the album, “Rattle My Cage”, you have included some amazing collaborations with folks such as Peter Kingsbery, Rosie Flores, and your brother Robert Rodriguez, to name but a few. Did you find that each of these artists had a very different approach to the creative process of making a song come to life?

PV: Yes. Rosie brought me that incredible title of “This Cat’s in the Doghouse”. I used her as a muse for the music which is spitfire and a bit cowpunk rockabilly-esq and we wrote it fast as fire. Thanks to you Tony, I found Peter Kingsbery! We tracked him down in France thanks to your help in finding his manager. He went to college in Austin and grew up there and he’s one of my favorite songwriters. I sent a request that I would love to write a song with him and in 24 hours we were in contact with each other. He was scheduled to fly to Austin, Texas the very next week to visit family so we met on his last day. What were the chances of THAT?? I sent him a demo which was initially a rock version and in five days he sent me lyrics to the entire song and an added B verse with just his piano and vocal track. I used every word of his contribution and I replicated his sparse piano and vocal style to keep it faithful to his vision and it sounds so heart breaking. I recorded a rock version as a bonus track on ITUNES. My brother Robert had given me a Stevie Ray Vaughan signature Stratocaster for my birthday and for this album I decided to write an instrumental with him on the very guitar he gave me. This turned out to be “Mexicali de Chispa” the final track and I play the lead guitar on the recording to let my fans know it’s never too late to learn a new instrument!

TT: Although I love all the tracks on the album, I have to admit to being completely blown away by “Rattle My Cage”, “Dark Mile”, “Ravage your heart”, and “Tequileros”. What was the inspiration for these tracks in particular?

PV: “Rattle My Cage” was a full blown rock anthem about steel metal cruisers and mad love running you down like a high speed chase! Reno was the perfect collaborator because he rattles all kinds of cages! haha. “Dark Mile” I used Doyle Bramhall as my muse for the pulsating music and since he was a drummer I wanted the drums to sound powerful and epic. He was a beautiful kind soul. “Ravage Your Heart” I felt Alejandro Escovedo would be perfect collaborator for this romantic tune with the melody and dynamics. We met during his two hour break between a radio show and his performance that night and completed the song. I was so grateful! “Tequileros” was written for my grandfather Valentin Rodriguez. He was a ranchero, curandero, carnicero and a tequilero! He loved to make his own moonshine much to my grandmother’s chagrin so hence the title! It’s a fun sing along!

TT: We have a clip we’d like to share with or readers. Patricia Vonne and “Rattle My Cage” live at Antone’s in Austin, Texas!

TT: As HorizonVU Music is based in Paris, we couldn’t overlook that dreamy French gypsy rhythm that’s found in Paris Trance. Would you say you have a special place in your heart for the French capital?

PV: OUI!!! I love the film “AMERICAN in PARIS” and when I was on tour with Tito and Tarantula, our opening night was in PARIS, FRANCE and I’ve been aching to return. It’s a magical city that fuels my imagination and makes me believe in true romance and ardent love.

TT: Besides writing music for the films of your brother Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, you are also a dab hand at acting and have had roles in the films, Sin City, and Machete Kills, and play the character of “Zorro Girl” in the recently released, Sin City 2 : A Dame To Kill For. How do you manage to juggle the two worlds of music and film and still find time for a private life?

PV: I’m also a rock ‘n’ roll Realtor in Austin, Texas so I feel like I am three people sometimes. But in order to do music and pursue the arts I know it takes hard work to finance everything and I don’t like waiting for investors…so I work twice as hard to forge ahead and do what it takes to get to the next level and to make the next project. My parents have a strong work ethic and they taught me well. Last year I was one of the top salespeople at my realty firm and I was able to go on my spring tour which included the Montreux Jazz Festival, a fall tour and my “Rattle My Cage” CD Release. I felt like Zorro Girl by the end of the year!

TT: Can you share with us your plans for 2015?

PV: I’ll be returning for a European Spring tour and working on a summer tour as well. I’d like to make more music videos, write short stories, do more animation, write more instrumentals, visit friends and family and enjoy each day as if it were my last

TT: Patricia, thanks so very much for your time. It’s always a pleasure to chat with you and we and we hope that you’ll let all of us at HorizonVU Music know when you’re next in Paris.

Visit Patricia Vonne at http://www.patriciavonne.com/


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

At a time when the Music City, Nashville, seems to have lost the sense of things with country becoming very pop or rock, Texans want to defend true country music according to the dictionary definition.

Wyndham Garden Hotel and Woodward Conference Center

Wyndham Garden Hotel and Woodward Conference Center

Same thing is for true rock’n’roll which disappeared, the “Honky Tonk” sound and “Western Swing” which is increasingly rare even in the U.S.! This week in the City of Austin, Texas is the place of the first edition of the Ameripolitan Music Awards in the prestigious Wyndham Garden Hotel and Woodward Conference Center. The purpose of this new event is to show the world what real country music is and to restore its true value.

By definition, country music is the harmony between musical creativity and stories – so,gs tell the stories. All songs must maintain traditional instrumentation.

For example, the “Honky Tonk”, must be dancing like a waltz, and that the words be varied, often with patriotic themes, but they speak of love and life. Ditto for the Western Swing , with lyrics mostly based on life, and of course, dancing, as has it has been with the group Asleep At The Wheel Group!

Asleep At The Wheel

Asleep At The Wheel

The Outlaw style is the archetype of the true country, rhythm and rock like that of the great Waylon Jennings his wife, Jessie Colter – and do not forget Willie Nelson. On rockabilly, dance can ensconce the tempos and the song lyrics are simple.

Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter

Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Rockabilly’s favorite subject, of course, is cars, but also dating. These were themes of the songs of legends: Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others! The ceremony will place (like all great evenings) with entertainment and prizes awarded to the best artists of Rockabilly or Country.

Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

For this next concert a beautiful poster announces such excellent as the Dallas Moore Band, Dale Watson, Amber Digby, Wayne “The Train” Hancock and Lucky Tubb.

Dallas Moore Band

Dallas Moore Band



Dal Watson

Dal Watson

Amber Digby

Amber Digby

Lucky Tubb

Lucky Tubb

Wayne Hancock

Wayne Hancock

For Rockabilly, there’s pinup Kim Lenz, the famous Rosie Flores, and many others.

Kim Lenz

Kim Lenz

Rosie Flores

Rosie Flores

Trophies are awarded to artists in the form of a vintage microphone as in the 50s, which is a change from little Crystal Awards! Now that you know all about this first edition of the AMA for true Country music and Rockabilly, I invite you to discover the winners of the first list Ameripolitan Music Awards, Austin, Texas on the website http:// www.ameripolitanmusic.com/

The list of winners of the first edition of Ameripolitan Music Awards

Western Swing Female – Dawn Sears
Western Swing Group – Asleep At The Wheel
Western Swing Male – Ray Benson
Honky Tonk Group – Heybale
Honky Tonk Male – Wayne Hancock
Honky Tonk Female – Rosie Flores
Ralph Mooney Musician’s Award – Earl Poole Ball
Venue Award – The Broken Spoke
Festival Award – Muddy Roots
Rockabilly Band – Reverend Horton Heat
Rockabilly Female – Rosie Flores
Rockabilly Male – Big Sandy
DJ Award – Dallas Wayne
Outlaw Female – Elizabeth Cook
Outlaw Group – Whitey Morgan & The 78’s
Outlaw Male – Unknown Hinson
Master Award – Ray Price
Founder of the Sound – Johnny Bush
Founder of the Sound – WS Fluke Holland


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC networtk is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

From 27 to 31 March we traveled to Las Vegas to famous and beautiful “Orleans Casino” to attend the greatest Rockabilly festival in the world, ie the 16 th edition of “Viva Las Vegas”.

Jean Baptiste and Mathieu, HD Diner

Jean Baptiste and Mathieu, HD Diner

The Nashville News Team was invited by Jean Baptiste Cabantous CEO of the American restaurant chain HD Diner, who for the second consecutive year was the official sponsor of this mega event 100% 50’s Rock’n’Roll.

This is truly the perfect place for all fans of this genre of music and Kustom Culture with hundreds of American cars, because all colors lived Las Vegas 50s. But it does not stop there, everyone whether men, women and children themselves!

Proudly wore the clothing of the time required with a lot of elegance and class, with of course every day new outfits, but also new hairstyles and makeup. Throughout its four days, numerous concerts are held in every corner of the huge Orleans casino. A huge car show expected visitors. You could admire the beautiful vintage cars or customized, Cadillacs, Dodges, Buicks, Chevrolets and many more … diverse and varied competitions organized by example with the famous competition swimwear retro men and women, fashion shows and tattoos …

You could also go shopping, many stalls were present in the casino and outside! In short, we did not know which way to head so there was much to see! Music side there was not far from 60 groups, but can not be everywhere! We discovered beautiful formations that gave us great benefit as visual and sound

The Vintage Vandals

The Vintage Vandals

To begin with it is the excellent “The Vintage Vandals” who started the ball rolling! Straight from the city of Sacremento, California’s capital, this group is comprised of three young Californian Cat Daddy Corey frontman and guitarist Dan J Deville on drums and Nick Lamb against the bass. A very friendly and talented trio who set fire with his energy on stage and a musical style that can be compared to that of legends Johnny Cash famous or Chuck Berry!

johnny Cash and Chuck Berry

johnny Cash and Chuck Berry

For lovers of pure rockabilly I strongly recommend the trio “The Vintage Vandals!” Another highlight delivery talented singer Marcel Riesco, leading an excellent group stage Truly Lover Trio called California, which paid tribute poignant and perfect in all respects to the legendary Roy Orbison.

Truly Lover Trio and Roy Orbison

Truly Lover Trio and Roy Orbison

Of course we did not miss the delivery the very talented Rosie Flores a former singer converted to Punk Rockabilly and Country, Rosie duet with Marti Brom for a tribute to the legendary duo Janis Martin. Rosie Flores we took the opportunity to slip a few songs from his latest album “Working Girl’s Guitar”.

Marti Brom and Rosie Flores

Marti Brom and Rosie Flores

Very good also the concert of the trio Danny Kay and The Nightlifers style rock’n ‘roll tinged country, another group explosive on stage and very interested!

Danny Kay and the Nightlifers

Danny Kay and the Nightlifers

We also met the excellent and dynamic Phat Cat Swinger ultras groups that one should not miss. Imagine nine musicians straight from California and totally crazy! Bouncy and energetic on stage!

Phat Cat Swinger

Phat Cat Swinger

Phat Cat Swinger

Phat Cat Swinger

Show a huge 100% swing with a brass section: trumpet, saxophone, trombone and I pass worthy of the big bands of the 40s, not forgetting the vintage electric guitar, bass, short sound and spectacle as Las Vegas what to take earful! Phat Cat Swinger group to know absolutely!

Phat Cat Swinger with Alison

Phat Cat Swinger with Alison

Other discoveries from the California scene: the quintet Whiskey Kiss, singer with the powerful voice Dawn Shipley & The Sharp Shooters Texas and Miss Mary Kay who dazzles us with his singing yodel sauce Texas and excellent group German Ray Collin’s Hot Club ..

Whiskey Kiss and Dawn Shipley and The Sharp Shooters

Whiskey Kiss and Dawn Shipley and The Sharp Shooters

Also on the program “Viva Las Vegas” The highly anticipated concert of The Blue Caps! This is the name of the legendary group Gene Vincent!

Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps

Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps

It’s a show where a special tribute to Gene Vincent, with the presence of Graham Fenton former lead singer of British band famous Matchbox Rockabilly and Dickie Harrell Bebop, the drummer who all his life has followed Gene Vincent! But unfortunately drummer Dickie could not make it to the “Viva Las Vegas” because of a fall he had done on stage during one of his previous shows.

Dickie Bebop Harell and Slim Jim Phantom

Dickie Bebop Harell and Slim Jim Phantom

The Blue Caps

The Blue Caps

Then to replace was called to size the kind that is very far from being a beginner: the one and only Mister drummer Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, who has not missed the opportunity to come and play the Blue Caps!

Slim Jim Phantom and Johnny Da Piedade

Slim Jim Phantom and Johnny Da Piedade

We met Slim Jim Phantom backstage and he told us that he was now in the studio to produce a new album in collaboration with one of the superstars of the scene Rockabilly Revival which have other than “Imelda May”.

Imelda May

Imelda May

Time passes quickly and the time has now come for all Pin-ups, bad boys in perfecto, the red-crested Punks fluorescent, or Chicano bands tattooed slicked family came especially from East LA to s install before the great mass of the car show scene outdoors! One of the headliners of the “Viva Las Vegas” is the highly anticipated Lord of the Californian surf music and guitar virtuoso, Mr. Dick Dale!

Dick Dale! Alison and Misteratomic in front!

Dick Dale! Alison and Misteratomic in front!

After suffering from cancer, Dick is back on his feet and despite his 74 years he has put together a colorful show a benefit in the form of medleys you breathtaking in the heavy heat of Vegas! !

Dick Dale

Dick Dale

Dick Dale

Dick Dale

The Rockats the British literally ignited the atmosphere with a very professional show and totally rockabilly Revival wish.

The Rockats

The Rockats

Then the long awaited headlining Saturday night, Mr. Little Richard arrived in a wheelchair Such a head of state surrounded by a gaggle of bodyguards and police. Little Richard, the king of rock’n ‘roll seemed very tired. It still has the biggest hits performed in a version rock’n’roll rather wise and that’s understandable because it is still 80 years old!

Little Richard

Little Richard

“Viva Las Vegas”, a great event in a great casino where you are totally immersed in the 50’s, so if you’d like, go next year for the 17th edition of “Viva Las Vegas” is 17 to 20 April 2014! Worth a visit!



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