One of the finest releases of her career. A first class Marcia Ball party in full swing! Frisky Texas roadhouse blues, rollicking New Orleans R&B and heart-wrenching ballads. All songs written or co-written by Marcia. “More fun than a barrel of funky monkeys. Spicy, Texas-Louisiana blues, rock ‘n’ roll and boogie-woogie...awesome piano.” –National Public Radio
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Produced by GARY NICHOLSON
THAT’S HOW IT GOES / ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS / BETWEEN HERE AND KINGDOM COME / I HEARD IT ALL / BELIEVING IN LOVE / EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR THE SAME THING
Recorded at Fearless Recording, Nashville, Tennessee by Ray Kennedy and Gary Nicholson, assisted by Patrick Granado.
WE FELL HARD / LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP / THIS USED TO BE PARADISE / SUGAR BOOGIE / MULE HEADED MAN / THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON
Recorded at Bismeaux Studio, Austin, Texas, by Sam "Lightnin'" Seifert, assisted by Will Harrison.
Mixed by RAY KENNEDY at Room and Board, Nashville, Tennessee
Mastered by RAY KENNEDY at Zen Masters, Nashville, Tennessee
Produced by GARY NICHOLSON
Thanks from Gary to: Nathan Nicholson, Colin Linden, Patrick Granado, Barbara Nicholson and extra special thanks to Ray Kennedy for special care.
Album photography and design by ALAN MESSER [www.alanmesser.com]
Forty years of Roadside Attractions and this life of roaming ‘round has never worn thin. I love it when the wheels start rolling, when the band starts playing, when the crowds start dancing and when I see the lights of home at the end of the road.
For keeping me out there, big thanks to Bruce Iglauer and everyone at Alligator Records, Tom Gold and the Rosebud Agency, Page Hite, Ed Fair, Debbie Gardner Bennett, Deb Fleming, my wonderful band, especially my “bass player for life,” Don Bennett, and Johnny Medina, our ears and our soul.
For making me always glad to get back home, thanks to Gordon and our family, especially Lincoln Ball.
For inspiration, advice, distraction and direction, thanks to the women of
Dominos For World Peace, the Pianorama players, and Nancy Coplin, Margie Pousson, Janice Hilscher, Linda Bacon, Susan Antone, Shelley King, Carolyn Wonderland, Ruthie Foster, Teresa James, Sarah Campbell, Angela Strehli, Irma Thomas, Tracy Nelson, and Delbert and Wendy.
For being roadside attractions in the truest sense, thanks to Johnny and Brenda Nicholas and the Hilltop Cafe, Curtis Clark and the Evangeline Cafe, and Kathy Johnson at Pieces of the Past. For keeping the party going on, great big thanks to all the musicians who played on this record, the writers who wrote with me, and Gary, Ray and Sam for catching the lightning.
For doing the hard work of supporting traveling musicians, many thanks to all the great club owners, blues societies, festivals, The Blues Foundation, HAAM, SIMS, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and, most of all, the fans of real music everywhere.