I admit it, I have been on the hunt for peach ice cream again. I am not sure how robust the crop will be this year, as we haven’t gotten very much rain, but when you pass by the fields where hand written signs beckon you to purchase peaches, it can weigh on your mind, especially in the form of ice cream. Sorry, I don’t mean to plant unwelcome seeds. But cruising the ice cream aisle at H-E-B has not yielded the aforementioned flavor. You have the vanilla, the strawberry, the chocolate, of course, and the Rocky Road and Oreo and Cookie Dough…but where is the peach? And pecans, that’s a Texas thing too, and I am on the hunt for those crispy and salted wonders as well.
The flavors of Texas are definitive and varied in Lisa Morales’ new CD, Beautiful Mistake. After an impressive run with her sister Roberta, as Sisters Morales, Lisa steps out solo. It has been three years since their last record, Talking to the River. And it has been a hard time, as their mother, Gloria, died after a struggle with cancer. Lisa has used the pain, strength and insight to pen this record. She collaborated with longtime friend and bassist, Michael Cornbread Traylor as producer. Guest performers include Walt Wilkins and Dustin Welch, who we recorded at Cherokee Creek, but didn’t list on Monday. My bad!
Here is Lisa from the Music Fog Marathon at Threadgill’s several weeks ago, with a live version of one of the songs on her solo CD. We present ”I Don’t Want To Hear What You Have To Say,” with Cornbread accompanying.
- Jessie Scott