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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scorch Sisters Bringin' Sexy Back (Blues That Is) To The Gold Cadillac

Music Connection Magazine "Hot 100" Artist Scorch Sisters Are Back...!!

"They're called the Scorch Sisters because these croonin' cuties just might be the hottest blues act in Los Angeles." - Will Phoenix, Los Angeles Examiner

(Photo by Suze Lanier-Bramlett)

Scorch Sisters (l to r) are keyboardist-vocalist Alicia McCracken Morgan; lead vocalist Francesca Capasso; guitarist Kimberly Allison. They were honored as a "Hot 100 Live Artist For 2012" by respected publication, Music Connection. A new Scorch Sisters album will be released soon. Catch Scorch Sisters performing live at KONGFEST July 7 at The Joint. More shows in Itinerary found below.

Bringin' Sexy Back (Blues That Is) To The Gold Cadillac - Saturday, June 16

"This trio of top-notch Hollywood female musicians host All-Star Pro Blues Jams which are known to draw surprise guests to their performances."

"Scorch Sisters wowed the Real Blues Festival 2 ready for these Hollywood hipsters because they'll 'blue' you away. I really dig these gals and I think you will too."


"The Scorch Sisters seize the blues as their own and subsequently fire it up with a unique intensity. They will demand your respect with their powerful vocals all the while having you wonder where the "Hell" have these ladies been hiding! The Scorch Sisters deliver the blues straight up: can someone say 'Cheers'?" Jim Lederle/AMERICAN VETERANS RADIO

Scorch Sisters are back, hotter and better than ever! Fresh off their recent accolades being recognized by longtime respected industry trade publication Music Connection as a "Top 100 Live Artist Of The Year For 2012." The Los Angeles-based group (Francesca Capasso, lead vocals; Alicia McCracken Morgan, keyboards-vocals; Kimberly Allison, lead guitar) were featured on the cover (above) and inside with a two-page spread of "The Blues Issue" in February by The Music Initiative magazine. Also catch a great feature on the trio in an L.A. Examiner article by Will Phoenix where he states, "these croonin' cuties just may be the hottest blues act in Los Angeles."

Come hear the Scorch Sister's Red-Hot Blues when they perform live at The Gold Cadillac, 21602 Roscoe Blvd., Canoga Park, Saturday, June 16. 9 p.m. No cover. Info: (818) 883-8181 or

Other upcoming Scorch Sisters shows of note: KONGFEST on July 7 (at The Joint In West L.A.); KCSN-FM deejay Ann The Raven's Blues Birthday Bash at Weber's Place on July 14; and "Ladies Play The Blues" on July 19, also at The Joint.

Excerpt from Will Phoenix's L.A. Examiner article: The ladies had all been working solo before they decided to form their blues band. Texas native Capasso moved to L.A. after high school having been interested in performing since childhood. She worked on the club scene and even sang background vocals for Motown Artist, Bobby Taylor at the CINE GRILL at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. It would not be until 2011-after a long Tuesday night residency performing with the Cats-A-Renos at The Pig n Whistle in Hollywood, that she would join forces with her friends as The Scorch Sisters.

Native New Yorker Morgan first worked as a session singer when she moved to the west coast. Her raspy blues-based vocals scored her gigs doing various commercial jingles and numerous songwriter demos. She was nominated for a 2010 Grammy for her work in the film Love n' Dancing which was produced by Bruce Robb of the Robb Brothers' Cherokee Studios. She would work with the musical Robbs yet again when she joined The Scorch Sisters.

Allison, originally from Missouri, has played in various venues since she was 16. She relocated to California and graduated from The University of Southern California having earned a degree in studio/jazz guitar (cum laude). Allison also graduated with honors from Musicians Institute (GIT), of Hollywood, CA. She was nominated as "outstanding guitarist" by the L.A. Music Awards and in 2001 was a finalist for the Independent Music Awards competition before eventually signing on with The Scorch Sisters in 2011.

A new Scorch Sisters CD is in the works and will be released on Kimberly Allison's Starliner Music label in the near future.

Watch some recent live performances by the Scorch Sisters (click link below):

June 16 (Sat.) THE GOLD CADILLAC Canoga Park, CA
July 7 (Sat.) KONGFEST@The Joint West Los Angeles, CA
July 14 (Sat.) WEBER'S PLACE Reseda, CA
July 19 (Thur.) LADIES PLAY THE BLUES@The Joint West Los Angeles, CA

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