The first-ever live release from beloved Texas pianist Marcia Ball. LIVE! DOWN THE ROAD is a marvelously boisterous Marcia Ball performance from 2004, backed by her road-tested touring band. The disc features a fan's dream set list of Marcia originals from throughout her career (Eugene, La Ti Da, Big Shot, Louella) as well as her defining versions of classics like Let Me Play With Your Poodle and Louisiana 1927.
Recorded in the Big Room at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA Recorded by Dale Price, ProSound Audio, Chico, CA Recording Assistant: Kyle Porter Big Room Sound Engineer: Sloan T...
Recorded in the Big Room at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA Recorded by Dale Price, ProSound Audio, Chico, CA Recording Assistant: Kyle Porter Big Room Sound Engineer: Sloan Tash Front of House Mix: Johnny Medina Mixed at ASM, Austin, TX by Chet Himes Mix Assistant: Eli Smith Mastered by Jerry Tubb, Terra Nova Digital Audio, Austin, TX Front & back cover photos: Paul Luscher, LPL Photography All other photos by johnnymedina.com except Red Young by Jonathan D. Holloway and Angela Strehli by Robert Hakins Packaging design: Kevin Niemiec
Marcia Ball: Piano & Vocals Don Bennett: Bass Pat Boyack: Guitar Brad Andrew: Tenor Saxophone Corey Keller: Drums Red Young: B-3 Angela Strehli: Guest Vocals Mark Kazanoff: Baritone Saxophone Al Gomez: Trumpet
Finally, a live one! Thanks to Bob Littell, Peter Berkow and Ken Grossman, you'll be able to see this one as well as hear it on the Sierra Center Stage series taped in The Big Room at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Watch for it on PBS. A really big thanks to all of our support staff: Nancy, Emily and Barbara, our families with love, Page "Web Gator" Hite, Linda Bacon for inspiration and transportation, the Big Shots, Angela Strehli, Ed Fair, Roy and Gaynell Rogers, and those fine folks at Rosebud and Alligator Records. This one goes out to LuAnne. --Marcia