Raised in Tecate on musical forbearers like Patsy Cline and José Alfredo Jiménez, three-time Latin Grammy-winning songwriter Carla Morrison paid her dues and scored her tattoos while fronting numerous rock en español bands, including an oft-booked project she called Babaluca, before striking out on her own in 2009 with a self-produced debut EP, Aprendiendo a Aprender. After various songs from the EP began turning up on Hispanic TV shows, famed Mexican singer and composer Natalia Lafourcade was so impressed that she invited Morrison to open a major album-release concert and produced her second EP, Mientras Tú Dormías. Morrison’s true counterculture coronation occurred while accepting the Best Alternative Album award for her debut full-length Déjenme Llorar at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, where the she accidentally cursed (in Spanish) on live television. All appears to be forgiven, however. Her 2016 release, Amor Supremo, was nominated Best Alternative Music Album, with its single “Vez Primera” taking home the trophy for Best Alternative Song.