Joe Morales (Oso) was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico and moved to McAllen, Texas at the age of 5. When Oso turned 19 he headed to the Live Music Capital of the World - Austin, Texas - and has lived there ever since.
In 2005 he hooked up with old friends Aggie Gonzales and Erik Zamora to start the band SUNGLASSES AND MUSHROOMS!! Later he met Wiley Ross and joined STREET LIGHT SUZIE (SLS) in 2010. While playing with SLS he became good friends with Scot Giebel, recording GENIUS for bands such as Bass line Bums, Street Light Suzie, Hector Ward and The Big Time!!
In February 2012 Oso began recording his debut album, LA LOTERIA, with the help of Wiley Ross, Scot Giebel and some of Oso's favorite musician friends!!