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Our Austin360 Artist of the Month Lisa Morales celebrated the release of her new album, “Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun,” on Saturday at One-2-One Bar. We were on hand to take in the proceedings (see video highlights above).
Morales played most of the new record, backed by a four-piece band that included Austinites Chip Dolan on keyboards and Mike Penning on drums, plus Houston bassist Dante Ware and guitarist Paul Ramirez, who lit up several songs with fiery solos. Ramirez and Morales also stood out with an instrumental acoustic guitar duet that subsequently unfolded into a dramatic rendition of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” with Ramirez shifting from acoustic to electric guitar mid-song.
Morales also touched on material from her first solo album, 2012’s “Beautiful Mistake,” most notably the leadoff track “I Am the Weakest,” which closed the night with a rousing full-band flourish. This was Morales’ last Austin show for a while, as she hits the road to promote the new record, though she’ll be appearing at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels on March 11.