“Then, last Saturday, Lisa Morales brought with her, (in my humble opinion) the best band since the end of the Sisters Morales era. Lisa is a musical ball of fire, she not only makes great music, she is a producer/writer/sound tech/ hot chick/mother and good friend. I think Lisa's music has re-invented it's sell and is ready to take off like a rocket. How does so much talent get into that small and beautiful body. Big Fan here. W”
“A lot of people worked with Ms. Morales in the making of this record. They created a masterpiece. She shows up with a quiet, a sad, a sensitive, a strong, a big voice and a big message for us all couched in the beauty of philosophical love songs, not only romantic but those other kinds of love we all encounter; soulful poetry about eternal human concerns in our contemporary lives. The arrangements, the melodies, the excellence of the music, the musicians, and the technicians, her voice with its subtle expressiveness giving deep meaning to her words, I haven’t the gift to write it down to get across the effect the songs have had on my heart. The way she uses language, repeats certain words or lines, the unexpected next thought, and the variety of song formats all fitting within the general realm of rock, astonishing and moving! It’s all right if words fail me!”
"Best Americana Albums released in 2011" #9 Lisa Morales - Beautiful Mistake (Between The Civil Wars and Emmy Lou Harris) Following a long-run in the Houston/San Antonio-based folk duo Sisters Morales, Lisa Morales steps out with an astonishingly beautiful solo debut that is as cathartic as it is devastating in its fearless confrontation of grief (a double-whammy dose over both the loss of a parent and a relationship in apparent dire straits). The whole record is littered with pieces of broken heart, but even when she declares “I Am the Weakest,” “Fool That I Am” or “You Forgot to Love Me,” Morales’ words and voice resonate with strength and resilience. And in “Looking for Something Beautiful,” she storms out of the depths of despair with the most defiant, cheer-worthy cry of stubborn hope this side of Lucinda Williams’ “Passionate Kisses.”
“This marks Lisa Morales’ beautiful first step away from her sister Roberta and Sisters Morales. It turns out that Lisa has been a diva in disguise. She sings the love songs of a strong grown woman in a voice that demands that you look her in the eye. One imagines her singing a roadhouse into rapt attention. The rhythm section rocks hard when it needs to, led by Michael Cornbread Traylor on bass. All of the songs are superbly crafted with verbal and aural hooks. The Tex-Mex influences are not as apparent as they are in her work with her sister, but the years of playing live give her music a Texas flavor delivered with an air of authority.“You Forgot To Love Me,” a quiet ballad with a memorable slide guitar drone is a striking change of pace, highlighting Morales’ simple but elegant lyrical style. “You’ve got to fill up the passion jar or I won’t breathe/ You’ve got to touch me if you’re sleeping next to me.” This is a very complete work from a woman whose talent dema”
"Well done, my lady. .... cd is full of poetic writing and music that soothes the soul"
“Make no mistake, Lisa Morales’ Beautiful Mistake is the masterwork of a songwriter taking life’s tragedies its disappointments and those desperate midnight hour stares into the soul and turning them into personally cathartic, yet universally reverberating, songs. This is much more real than a peek into the journal of a forlorn, heartbroken twentysomething. Morales gives us the hard-earned honest emotions that only a far wiser women with new perspectives on life and love would be willing to wear so proudly on her sleeve. “Wanna Be in Love” may well be the sexiest song this side of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” Produced by Michael “Cornbread” Traylor .. Beautiful Mistake emanates unblemished truth from beginning to end.”
“A very serious album from a very seriously talented singer songwriter!”
"THIS IS THE BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR!"
"This is one of the most beautiful records that will be released all year. An absolutely flat-out devastating and stunning work of art."
“,..Beautiful Mistake reveals her unerring ear and compelling voice amid patchwork originals of wistful country ("Looking for Something Beautiful"), tender balladry ("I Can't Stop Thinking"), and all-out rock ("Drivin and Cryin"). Yet it's the dirty backseat allure of "I Wanna Be in Love" that makes Morales memorable: "I wanna hold your hand/I wanna wear your shirt/I wanna smell your smell/Baby take off my skirt." ”
"..........Morales' album is also one with a great deal of movement, the result of "a lot of driving." It starts with the album's opener, Drivin' and Cryin', which sets the whole thing into motion. That song also includes a reference to an alter ego that Morales says existed in her life, a public on-stage persona versus the mother of two. "I'd gotten to a point in life where I started living for people's expectations of me. I think I blew up because I couldn't do that anymore. "There were things I hadn't dealt with. It wasn't just this loss. There were a lot of things I don't want to get into, but it was much more traumatic than just the loss. But it made me change my life."............
“Lisa Morales' new CD is AWESOME!”
“From JSITop21.com This is the kind of songwriting that provides a lust for life even in the face of death. It provides love in a field of heartbreak. It is provides heaviness in the light and jazz in the mundane. Lisa Morales, formerly of the Sisters Morales, is dealing with some heavy topics in this album, yet it is one of her best creations to date. With creativity and an unfaltering dedication to the music, Morales and backing musicians create something that will keep you toe-tapping the entire album through. The Mexican-American feel of Sisters Morales isn't as explicit on this album, but influences of country and a multitude of instrumental sounds make this as diverse as anything else she's been a part of. John Shelton Ivany ”