Patricia Vonne

Patricia Vonne

 Austin, Texas, USA

Following her 27-date European tour, award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Vonne will release her fifth album, RATTLE MY CAGE (Bandolera Records, Sept. 10, 2013), featuring songs co-written with her dream list of top Texas-based artists including Alejandro Escovedo, Rosie Flores and the late Doyle Bramhall. Delivering more of her south-of-the-border-flavored Texas roots music, it’s a potent bilingual blend of blues, flamenco and rock grooves — and it’s ready to rattle all kinds of cages.


For her new release, Vonne wanted to pay back some of the people who encouraged and inspired her after she moved to Austin from New York City a decade ago. Since she habitually plans her albums during her annual European tours, Vonne put out feelers from the road to friends and mentors to see who would be willing to co-write songs for the project. It was her version of a pumpkin coach and glass slippers.

“I thought, ‘Wow, wouldn’t it be wonderful on this album to embrace the music of the artists that have inspired me?’” the San Antonio-born singer/songwriter explains.

Rattle My Cage decants more of the potent mixture of rock, blues, flamenco rhythms and bilingual ballads and grooves that has distinguished Vonne’s career, but it also boasts songs by Vonne and an A-list of co-writers. They include Alejandro Escovedo, Rosie Flores, the late Doyle Bramhall, fellow San Antonian Michael Martin, Alex Ruiz, Peter Kingsbery and her filmmaking brother Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Spy Kids).


RATTLE MY CAGE (Bandolera Records; Sept. 10, 2013)
WORTH IT (2010)