Lisa Morales is our Austin360 Artist of the Month for February.

A native of Tucson, Ariz., who moved to Texas three decades ago, Morales soaked up the multicultural influences of Houston and San Antonio, performing primarily with her sister Roberta in the duo Sisters Morales. It’s only now, as she’s begun carving out an avenue for her own music, that Austin has finally drawn her in.

"To be honest, I don’t know why I didn’t end up here first, instead of Houston," Morales says, as she recounts the curious tale of how she ended up in Texas via, of all places, Germany. On an overseas tour when she was still in her teens, Morales played some shows with country singer Clay Blaker, who became a fan. He encouraged her to move to the Houston area, where he lived at the time.

Read more about Morales and her music and see her perform in our studio in a story on our premium website.