The Sisters Morales return to Susanna's on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Doors open at 7 PM, music starts at 7:30. Wimberley Methodist Church, 1492 at RR 12.
With the announcement that the Sisters Morales will be pursuing separate careers, this may be one of the last opportunities to watch them perform their special brand of magic together.
Sisters Morales were born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, spent the past 12 years in Houston, Texas and now live in the Hill Country-San Antonio area. They grew up around a musical and very Mexican family, which contributed to their diverse tastes in music.
They sang in Spanish before they sang in English. Their first performances included singing with mariachis in Mexican restaurants.
They went their separate ways after high school to pursue their own careers, which gained them individual notoriety and awards, but most importantly their own styles.
In 1989, Roberta went to visit Lisa to sing background vocals for a band Lisa put together. Within a month they knew combining their talents would allow them to create a unique sound. Both women are accomplished musicians and songwriters, each reflecting what she has gone though in her life, and both voices are very different, but their harmonies are strong and tight and sound as if they’re made up of the same voice.
The incredible talents of their band members round out the Sisters’ sound. David Spencer is one of Texas' finest guitar players. He also plays steel guitar and trades mariachi-style leads on acoustic with Roberta. Vicente Rodriguez keeps the backbeat solid and also adds percussion. Cornbread adds to the bottom end.
With a lot of hard work and determination the Sisters have built quite a following. Their performances are always described as "energetic, emotional and rockin."
Their discography includes:
"Para Gloria" -all mexican traditional released late October 2002
"Someplace Far Away From Here" - Luna Records 1999
"Ain't No Perfect Diamond" - Luna Records Oct 1997
"Sisters Morales 'Early Sessions' " cassette - 1990
Background vocals for Little Joe's grammy award winning "Septiembre" CD, cassette
Lisa's Duet with Clay Blaker's "Welcome to the Wasteland" CD
1998 Best Folk/Acoustic (although they're a rockin band) - Houston Press
2001 & 2000 Best C & W - Houston Press (five nominations)
1995/1996 Best Country and Western
1995 Best Song "Teardrops"
1992 Best Visiting Band in Austin -Third Coast/Texas Music City News
1990 Best Duo - Public News (Houston)
Among those they've shared stages with are Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Kasey Chambers, Walte Hyatt, The Gourds, Joe Ely, Allison Kraus, Charlie Robison, Merle Haggard, Delbert McClinton, Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, Greg Trooper, Kim Richey, The Mississippi All-Stars, Wayne Hancock, and Leroy Parnell.
Plan to enjoy the music of the Sisters Morales at Susanna’s Kitchen...a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church, usually on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall, open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults, $5 for children, childcare is available from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Also available is pie from Wimberley Pie Company, organic coffee from Hill Country Natural Foods, and hot tamales! Doors open at 7 PM, with music starting at 7:30. Susannas Kitchen is a smoke-free, alcohol-free venue.