Aug 22 2014
Ixya Herrera was only 12-years-old when she launched her musical career by sharing the stage with her idol Linda Ronstadt at the Tuscon Mariachi Conference in 1992. Amazed by Herrera’s performance, Ronstadt invited the young singer to perform on her “Fiesta Mexicana Tour”. Four years later, Herrera released her first album, Primavera (Mexican Classics) which earned her a star for musical excellence from Billboard Magazine. Herrera just released her third album last month called ‘Voz y Guitarra’ featuring legendary Mexican guitarist Elias Torres.
Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar recently interviewed Herrera and asked her about her music and influences. Watch a video of the interview here (live performance is near the end):