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MARCIA BALL & TOMMY CASTRO

October 6 @ 8:00 pm

Gulf Coast West Coast R&B Ramble!
Tickets: $30.00 Advance/$35.00 Day Of Show
Gold Circle: $45.00 Advance/$50.00 Day Of Show
(Gold Circle includes Early Entry & Preferred Seating)
This is a General Admission – All Seated Show
All who enter building must wear a face mask and show proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

T Presents

Gulf Coast West Coast R&B Ramble with

MARCIA BALL

&

TOMMY CASTRO

& THE PAINKILLERS

 

Tickets: $30.00 Advance/$35.00 Day Of Show

Gold Circle: $45.00 Advance/$50.00 Day Of Show

(Gold Circle includes Early Entry & Preferred Seating)

This is a General Admission – All Seated Show

All who enter building must wear a face mask and show proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.


Marcia Ball:

“Rollicking, playful, good-time blues and intimate, reflective balladry…her songs ring with emotional depth” – Rolling Stone

“A welcome ray of sunshine…Ball is a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter. Potent blues, sweet zydeco, soulful, fast and furious Texas boogie…heartfelt, powerful and righteous” – Billboard

“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist MARCIA BALL of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world. With each new release, her reputation as a profoundly soulful singer, a boundlessly talented pianist and a courageous, inventive songwriter continues to grow. Her love of the road has led to years of soul-satisfying performances at festivals, concert halls and clubs. The New York Times says, “Marcia Ball plays two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and sings in a husky, knowing voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time.” The Houston Chronicle says simply, “She’s as perfect as an artist can be.”

Tommy Castro:

“Castro is one of the brightest stars in the blues-soul genre. Voracious blues energy and ultimate soul power…impassioned vocals and pure inventiveness in his stellar guitar solos.” –Blues Music Magazine

“Sizzling, slow-burning, gritty blues and rock…shimmering, swampy, downright funky vibes drenched
with Castro’s stinging, pure and crisp lead runs and fluid, jet-fueled solos.” –Living Blues

“Soul-baring, roadhouse-meets-church, Memphis guitar licks…gritty voice…Southern colors and rootsy
textures.” –Washington Post

Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues
and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding
career, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has released 15 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul
and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock ‘n’ roll. He’s performed all over the world, earning
countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. Castro’s band, The
Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown and keyboardist Michael
Emerson—have now been playing together over four years. After hundreds of live shows, they have
coalesced into one of the telepathically tightest units Castro has ever assembled, making them one
of the most in-demand live roots music acts performing today. Billboard says the band plays
“irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”