Cris & Ann Plata
Hosted by the Farley Center and the Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives
Cost: $15 PAY AT THE DOOR
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSICIANS!
All proceeds will go to the musicians
Come join us for an in person concert with "Cris & Ann Plata and
Lou & Peter Berryman" at the Farley Center under the Bur Oak Welcoming Area (BOWA ).
We encourage attendees to come early or stay late and take a walk through the Natural Path Sanctuary and Farley Center farms.
We are offering an informational tour with Farley Center Board Vice Chair Jeanne Meier at 4:00 - one hour before the concert.
Farley Center honey ($10) and organic vegetables may be available. Please bring cash.
Please bring your own blanket, chair, food and drinks to the concert.For any questions, please contact us a 608-845-8724 or e-mail us at email@example.com
CRIS & ANN PLATA
Cris Plata was born in South Texas, the son of migrant workers. Those early days of living in different migrant camps and following the harvest from region to region exposed Cris to a wide range of musical experiences. While Cris and Ann have made their home in Wisconsin, the couple’s performance borrows much from Cris’s heritage and musical diversity. He describes his style as Mexican roots music, borrowing from norteno, conjunto and ranchera music. Cris’s life and musical partner Ann Plata is the bass player and backing vocalist for the duo. She received her rhythm education on the stage, in "real time" while playing with the great drummer Clyde Stubblefield.
With all of these influences, how do we describe Cris Plata's music in a nutshell? Perhaps we will have to borrow the term Tex-Mex and redefine it. "Tex" would now stand for Texas singer-songwriters and "Mex" would stand for Mexican roots music. However, do not let this definition alone form your impression of his music. Come to the concert and the best definition will be your own.