Singer/Songwriter Lisa Morales Previews New Songs On Tours With Los Lonely Boys And Lila Downs

Singer/Songwriter Lisa Morales Previews New Songs On Tours With Los Lonely Boys And Lila Downs

Singer/Songwriter Lisa Morales Previews New Songs On Tours With Los Lonely Boys And Lila Downs

📅31 July 2017, 00:41

For Immediate Release                                                 July 31, 2017


Singer/Songwriter Lisa Morales Previews New Songs 

On Tours With Los Lonely Boys And Lila Downs

Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun Set for Early 2018


             (San Antonio, Texas)- When Lisa Morales hit the stage for the first time at the young age of 4 with a local Mariachi band, little did she know she’d have much bigger and better stages to shine on. She’s crisscrossed the country with the likes of Los Lobos, Allison Krauss, and Merle Haggard as part of the Mexican-American folk duo Sisters Morales. And, now she’s currently taking her solo act around the nation on tours with Grammy Awards-winners Texican rockers Los Lonely Boys and Mexican-American singer Lila Downs.

            The Tucson, Arizona-bred, San Antonio, Texas-based singer/songwriter is currently previewing new songs from her forthcoming second solo album, Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun, on tour for the rest of the year. More dates will be added around the album’s early 2018 release date.


            “Luna Negra is about going back to a poetic sense in Spanish,” explains Morales, who sang in Spanglish on this record. “My mother was a PhD in Mexican literature, and she spoke to me in a poetic way. I returned to that in writing this album. And, Daughter of the Sun represents me. The song ‘Luna Negra’ is about letting go of the past and looking at the Black Moon as a positive thing. It’s the beginning of something bright.”


            Other familial ties bond Morales to music, including a grandmother trained as a concert pianist and an aunt who played first-chair violin with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. And her cousin is the Grammy Award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt, who has been a great role model that has raised the bar for the heights of success for Morales.


            Produced by keyboardist Michael Ramos (the BoDeans, Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp), Luna Negra features A-list Austin guitarists Charlie Sexton, Adrian Quesada, and David Garza, as well as Los Lobos drummer Cougar Estrada, Los Lonely Boys bassist Jojo Garza, and guest vocalists Eliza Gilkyson and the late Jimmy LaFave.


            “Michael Ramos and I had such similar sounds growing up and we both have a similar sense of melody,” she explains. “He added incredible nuances with the keyboards and accordion and picked the right team so I could let go and explore.


            The result is an album that perfectly fused the artist’s Latin roots with her singer/songwriter soul. “I was able to wrap up my heritage and who I have become in one package. I am not just Mexican music and I am not just a singer/songwriter. I am all that I grew up listening to and as a musician I can hold my own. You can’t grow up in a time with so much musical diversity and stay stuck in one genre,” says Morales, whose influences over the years have come from not only traditional Mexican music but also a range of pop and American music. No matter what the genre was, for the albums she bought Morales studied all their liner notes.

            Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun follows Morales’ critically acclaimed 2012 debut, Beautiful Mistake, which was called “the most beautiful records that will be released all year” and “an absolutely flat-out devastating and stunning work of art” by Lone Star Music magazine. Austin Chronicle raved, “Beautiful Mistake reveals her unerring ear and compelling voice amid patchwork originals,” while Houston’s KPFT Radio praised Morales for her “poetic writing and music that soothes the soul.”


            “Beautiful Mistake came out of a real unconscious state. With Luna Negra, I was very present in most of the writing. It was a real awakening for me –and it was a blast to make! Instead of it being all me, there was a great deal of collaboration and letting go,” she adds. 

Lisa Morales Tour Dates:

July 27, Alpine, TX, Railroad Blues (Viva Big Bend event)

July 28,Tucson, AZ, Rialto with Los Lonely Boys

July 29,Los Angeles, CA, Pershing Square with Los Lonely Boys

July 30,Agoura Hills, CA, Canyon Theater with Los Lonely Boys

Aug. 1,Taos, NM, KTAOS Solar Center with Los Lonely Boys

Aug. 3,San Antonio, TX, Aztec Theatre with Los Lonely Boys

Aug. 4,Dallas, TX, House of Blues with Los Lonely Boys

Aug. 10,San Antonio, TX, Sam’s 

Aug. 11,Houston, TX, Mucky Duck

Sept. 8, Lindale, TX, Love and War

Oct. 4, Austin, TX, Paramount Theatre with Lila Downs

Oct. 8,San Francisco, CA, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (performing as Sisters Morales)

Oct. 21,  Boerne, TX, Round Up with Los Lonely Boys

Nov, 16-17, Austin, TX, Antone’s with Los Lonely Boys

More to come.


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