Carla Morrison

Event has passed (Fri Feb 14, 2014 - Fri Feb 14, 2014)
Great American Music Hall (GAMH)
Doors @ 8:00 PM Event @ 9:00 PM
$22 - $46.95
Clubs, Music


Mexican Songstress Carla Morrison returns with her follow-up to last years Latin GRAMMY nominated album Mientras Tu Dormias - Dejenme Llorar. Her most personal and fully realized record to date.

Co-Produced by Juan Manuel Torreblanca (from the group Torreblanca) and Chilean expatriate via Mexico City artist Andres Landon - Morrison chose to hole up in her soon to be vacated apartment on the quiet streets of her beloved hometown of Tecate, Baja California to record what would become Dejenme Llorar. Having the music already pen to paper, notes on tape- Torreblanca and Landon along with Tijuana-based musician/engineer Alejandro Jimenez (of the up and coming band Los Rhodes) recorded for 2 intense (and intensely hot) weeks. The near empty apartment was adorned with a few couches to sleep on, bed mattresses were used to sound proof the bedroom, which served as the live/recording room. Using the Innovation of Imagination, Carla and Co. used unorthodox means of recording. Rather than trying to isolate the vocals in a closet or separate room - Carla had her vocal mic set up on the apartment balcony overlooking her beloved Tecate. Pans filled with water, beans, along with utilizing found harpsichords and utensils - the record took on a life of it's own. Guest musicians in this phase of the recording included Guitar/Guitarron Player Gloria Estrada from the Latin GRAMMY nominated act La Santa Cecilia and drummer Carlos Maria. Recording then moved to Mexico City where Leonel Garcia contributed background vocals on the title track, Solo artist Sol Pereyra performed Trumpet. iTunes U.S. Latino and iTunes Mexico has named the track "Me Encanta" their Cancion de la Semana.

Dejenme Llorar is a body or work which should be sold with a box of Kleenix and at the same time uplifting in that "i'mgoingtogetthroughthis" kind of way. The record sonically is a bridge between the sparse looping of her first EP Aprediendo A Aprender and the full bodied-Natalia LaFourcade-produced Mientras Tu Dormias. Morrison holds absolutely nothing back, from the Guitarron-fueled 2nd Single "Hasta La Piel" to the lovers lament "Olvide," which then brings you to the 1950's era Mazzy Star inspired "Eres Tu."

Carla has made major in-roads since releasing her self-produced debut EP back in 2010. She has toured the U.S. and currently is enjoying a huge wave of success in her native Mexico and beyond.


  1. Great American Music Hall (GAMH)
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