"As a singer Marisa has finesse and effortless power, a sort of Roberta Flack feel. As a songwriter, I enjoyed listening to her lyrics develop into visions that make us think, and dream." --Professor Martha Gonzalez, Producer, and GRAMMY Award winning artist
Latina pop-soul singer-songwriter Marisa Ronstadt debuts her long awaited album "Blueberry Moon," the first recording by Marisa Ronstadt and the Know-It-Alls, will be available on popular digital retailers on June 3rd. The 11-track album is soulful, at times bluesy, with pop ballads, and smooth R&B vocals. The songs, written by Ronstadt and guitarist Jeremy Keller, tell stories of love, motherhood, heartbreak, and social justice.
Marisa has been very present in the Los Angeles music scene for a number of years, performing as lead singer for the well-known Latin soul band Monte Carlo 76, collaborating with Turkish-Mexican rapper Maya Jupiter, and touring as a back-up singer with platinum recording artist Aloe Blacc. "Blueberry Moon" represents a new phase in Ronstadt's music career, as her first project developed and recorded independently. She financed the recording with the support of her fans through the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. The album was produced by GRAMMY award winners Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzalez of the East L.A. Chicano rock band Quetzal.
The recording includes a nod to L.A. legends Los Lobos, with a cover of their blues-rock hit "Will The Wolf Survive," and gems like the Motown inspired feel-good song "Save Me," plus three gritty interludes worth listening to. "The musicianship of Jeremy Keller on guitar, Alex Painter on bass, Evan Greer on drums and Alex Chadsey on keyboards is all class," said Mark Torres at KPFK radio.
Marisa has been a performer from the age of seven, and comes from a talented family in Tucson, Arizona -- she is the cousin of multi-platinum recording artist Linda Ronstadt -- but her own moment has arrived, and this album begs listeners to take notice of the next Ronstadt generation!