Rolling Stone Profile Praises Lisa Morales & Her Second Album, Out on 1/26

Rolling Stone Profile Praises Lisa Morales & Her Second Album, Out on 1/26

Rolling Stone Profile Praises Lisa Morales & Her Second Album, Out on 1/26

📅08 January 2018, 01:06

For Immediate Release                                  January 8, 2018


Rolling Stone Profile Praises Lisa Morales & Her Second Album, Out on 1/26


New Single, Texas Release Parties,

and Tour Launch Pack Her January Calendar

Lisa Morales, photographer: Gabriella Micene

album cover: Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun

Arizona-reared and Texas-based singer-songwriter Lisa Morales was recently profiled by Rolling Stone on the eve of the release of her album, Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun. The magazine says she’s “one of the most multifaceted artists to watch in 2018,” and hails her second solo release as “thoroughly entertaining.


“In a voice tinged with worldly wisdom, heartache and wanderlust, Morales’ album strolls the music-filled backroads of two countries,” adds Rolling Stone, “offering a collection that’s part Lucinda Williams, part Paulette Carlson-era Highway 101, and part Canciones de Mi Padre-era Linda Ronstadt” (who is Morales’ cousin).


Morales releases the song “I Want the Roses” to radio on January 12. Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun comes out soon after on January 26 on her own Zaino Records label.


She celebrates the occasion with, first, a January 26 release party at the Mucky Duck in Houston, where Lisa has packed the venue many times before both solo and with her sister Roberta as the Sisters Morales, who enjoyed considerable regional popularity throughout the Southwest and beyond. On February 3, she plays a release party in Austin, TX at the One-2-One Bar with a special 7:30 PM start time.


“‘I Want the Roses,’ from the soon-to-be-released Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun, is a moving track in both a rhythmic and emotional sense, a powerful meditation on what we settle for as opposed to what we ultimately deserve in a relationship.” – Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stone article details Morales’ poetic and literary upbringing in Tucson, AZ that feeds into her songwriting, her vocal collaborations with the late Jimmy LaFave and Eliza Gilkyson on Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun, and the blue-ribbon list of Austin, TX players gathered by her and producer Michael Ramos – known for his keyboard work with such artists as the BoDeans, Patty Griffin and John Mellencamp – to play on the album. It also explores how she debuted as a solo artist in 2012 with Beautiful Mistake, an album suffused with heartbreak and loss – hailed as “an absolutely flat-out devastating and stunning work of art” in Lone Star Music magazine – in the wake of the death of her mother and break-up of her marriage. And now follows it with a sophomore collection that is rich with female empowerment and assertiveness whose arrival parallels the #MeToo movement.


“This album is about relationships, but it’s about me not settling for the norm anymore,” Morales tells Rolling Stone. “So ‘I Want the Roses,’ was me saying, ‘Hey, you want to be with me you’ve got to do this right. Otherwise, I’m gone. I’m out.'”


For more information:


Lisa Morales tour dates


January 19        Richardson TX                    Six Springs Tavern

January 20        Oklahoma City OK              Blue Door

January 26        Houston TX                       Mucky Duck CD release show

January 27        Houston, TX                      Cactus Music In-Store Event (1:00 PM)

January 27        Galveston TX                     Old Quarter

February 3        Austin TX                          One2One Bar CD release show (7:30 PM)

February 24       Port Aransas TX                  3rd Coast Theater

March 8            Dallas TX                          House of Blues

Mach 10           Houston TX                       House of Blues

March 11          New Braunfels TX               Gruene Hall

March 14          Atlanta GA                         City Winery

March 15          Nashville TN                      City Winery

March 17-18      Chicago IL                         City Winery

March 23          Tucson AZ                         Rialto Theatre

March 24          Parker AZ                           Blue Water Casino

March 25          Phoenix AZ                        The Van Buren

April 7             Corpus Christi TX               Brewster Street

April 15           San Juan Capistrano CA       Coach House

April 17           Fresno CA                          Fulton 55

April 18           Santa Cruz CA                    Rio Theatre

April 19           Santa Clarita CA                 Canyon

April 20           Las Vegas NV                     Boulder Station

April 21           Los Angeles CA                  Luckman Fine Arts

April 22           Solana Beach CA                 Belly Up

April 24-25       Berkeley CA                       Freight & Salvage



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