Hailed as a “Renaissance woman of Austin, Texas” by the New York Times, Patricia Vonne has claimed many titles in her illustrious career: singer, songwriter, actress, activist and award winning filmmaker. The three time Austin Music Award winner is back with her seventh album “Top of the Mountain” on her own Bandolera Records. The album celebrates the human spirit in the midst of adversity and the Higher Power that lights our path.
Vonne continues her trailblazing ride along the borderland where Castillian & Mexican infusions of flamenco and fiery gypsy guitar meets all- American rock ‘n’ roll. Vonne has toured internationally including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, World Expo in Japan, John F. Kennedy Center & United Nations Headquarters in NYC. She has shared the stage with Chris Isaak, Los Lobos, Raul Malo & collaborated with Texas musical heavyweights such as Charlie Sexton, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, Rosie Flores, Doyle Bramhall & Flaco Jimenez. Vonne toured as a member of “Tito and Tarantula” the band featured in the Tarantino/Rodriguez film “From Dusk Till Dawn”.
Vonne took Best Animated Short at the Madrid International Film Festival for “Huerta de San Vicente”, an homage to Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. The song was off of her critically acclaimed all-Spanish album “Viva Bandolera”.(Top 8 of The Huffington Post) She also took top honors for her film at the Barcelona International Film Fest, San Francisco New Concept International Film Festival. Her debut short film “Cold Dark Hollow” ( Written, Directed and Edited by Vonne won Best Actress at Cannes International Independent Festival, Best Drama and Best Actress at New York International Awards & Best Cinematography at Madrid International Film Festival 2020. She is the host of Living Legends podcast (w/guests Danny Trejo & Elizabeth Avellán)
Vonne has appeared on the big screen in Spykids, Desperado, Machete Kills, Four Rooms, Sin City and Sin City:A Dame to Kill For in which she reprised her role as Dallas/Zorro Girl; the role which has made her a cult figure among indie and fantasy film fans. Her song “Traeme Paz” was featured in the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
Vonne continues to advocate for human rights donating proceeds of her song, “Missing Women”, to Amnesty International to help bring attention to the surge in homicides in Ciudad Juarez. She is active in the United Nations’ program Artists United Against Human Trafficking. Additionally, in Austin, she works as an advocate for school music programs through the Texas Music Project. In April 2019 she was invited to sing the National Anthem at the retirement ceremony for war hero and Pat Tillman Award recipient, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro. “One of the greatest honors of my life.” Vonne said.