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Marcia Ball Record Release Show
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 8:00 PM
$35 • $40 • $45
Join us for Marcia Ball's album release concert of "The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man". Marcia Ball's influence on American music is as wide ranging as the sounds she produces from her Texas blues to her Louisiana
swamp rock. This is guaranteed to be one of Franklin Theatre's best performances of the year and we hope you'll be with us to experience it.

The title track of Marcia Ball's new album, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the traveling carnival. It's a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. With raucous horns punctuating Ball's legendary piano pounding and emotional, melodic vocals, the song kicks off a CD of eleven dazzling originals and one stirring cover. The release mixes Ball’s Gulf Coast blues, New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping, Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo, a sound she has been perfecting over the course of her legendary career.

Gary Nicholson is a number one hit songwriter, a two time Grammy winning producer, recording artist, world traveling performer, and session guitarist. In 2006 he was nominated to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, in 2011 he was inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. There are over six hundred recordings of his songs in various genres including country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and pop by such diverse artists as BB King, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, George Strait, Fleetwood Mac, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Etta James, John Prine, Dixie Chicks, Don Williams, Stevie Nicks, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Dion Dimucci, Keb Mo, Ringo Starr, George Jones, The Neville Brothers, Reba McEntire, Robert Plant, Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless, Kenny Chesney, Guy Clark, Neil Diamond, Billy Joe Shaver, and the list goes on.

In addition to his Grammy winning records with Delbert McClinton, who has recorded over fifty of his songs, he has produced records for The Judds, Wynonna, Pam Tillis, Billy Joe Shaver, Marcia Ball (Grammy nominated), T Graham Brown, Chris Knight, Taylor Hicks, Seth Walker and others. His work has been included in many major motion pictures and television, the song “Falling and Flying “ is featured in the Oscar winning film “Crazy Heart” performed by Jeff Bridges. ”Peace Dream” recorded by Ringo Starr was co-written by Gary, Ringo, and Gary Wright and features Paul McCartney on bass. Current songwriting credits include a song on the recent Grammy winning release by Bonnie Raitt, another co-written song with Ringo Starr for his upcoming record, and new songs recorded by George Strait, Willie Nelson, Keb Mo, Brad Paisley, Duke Robillard, The Mavericks, and a BB King/Buddy Guy duet.

Last year he co-produced the Delbert and Glen reunion record, collaborating on seven of the songs, this year he co-produced with Ray Kennedy a new record for Billy Joe Shaver. For more info and complete discography visit www.garynicholson.com.

Cabaret tickets include a VIP Meet and Greet with Marcia. More details on the exlcusive Meet and Greet to come.

Event Pricing
Cabaret Admission - $45.00
Balcony Admission - $40.00
Classic Admission - $35.00

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