MP3 Lysa Flores - Tree of Hope
"This kick ass songstress refuses to be categorized by society''s stifling labels...Lysa''s impassioned prose succinctly reflects every tear and triumph. She''s only just begun to bloom" --Vibe Magazine
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Folk Rock, POP: Folky Pop
"Feminist rock at its best!" LA Times
Lysa Flores was born and raised in East Los Angeles, a first generation Mexican-American, and has been a pioneer in the Chicana alternative scene since her teens. She was named by Newsweek as one of 20 young Latinos to watch in the new millennium and was featured in John F. Kennedy''s "George" magazine.
She has been a member of legendary performance-artist El Vez''s band since 1996, traveling across the globe to crowds of up to 100,000 people. As a solo artist, she has opened for the likes of Los Lobos, John Doe of L.A.''s legendary punk-band "X", Green Day, Victoria Williams, and Mexico''s leading rock group, the Jaguares.
In 1997, she landed a starring role in the critically acclaimed indie-film Star Maps --a favorite at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival-- and, for this, earned a Best Debut Performance nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards. She also served as the film''s musical director (which was the first feature film to utilize a track by folk cult-hero Nick Drake), as well as producing the soundtrack for Geffen Records.
Additionally, she''s appeared in the film "Menace" (1999) with Allison Lohman of "White Oleander" fame, was musical director for the film "Blink of an Eye" that same year , had a recurring guest-starring role on the popular telemundo novela "Reyes Y Rey", and was the lead for the sold-out Hollywood theater production of "The Furthest Room" , a play based on her songs. She runs her own record label "Bring Your Love" which has released her bilingual, street-smart , but literate, folk-punk-- "Tree of Hope" (1998) and roc en espanol artists Los Tijuana Bibles "Women Are From Venus, Men are From Mexico"(BYL2002) Lysa is also featured in "The Best of The Mexican Divas" (Opcion Sonica2003).
Lysa''s long awaited follow up CD titled "The Making of a Trophy Grrrl" is out now!