After lengthy negotiations and an exchange of certain
gifts and promises, the Web Gator is happy to announce
randomly scheduled messages from Marcia Ball, her own self!
She sings, We listen... She writes, We read...

December 13, 2016


Well, back at my computer where I don't have to type on tiny keys. We had a great trip to Spain and France. Stories to tell about the very fun gigs in Barcelona with Lluis Coloma (who kicked my butt on piano). Wow! And the city itself was once again magical. I could use that word a bunch here. From there, we rented a car and they gave us a red Hyundai Tucson with a manual transmission that I drove for eight days like Parnelli Jones, having a ball. I miss shifting! I plan to post a few pics and stuff but first want to say that in the next week I'm playing at the HILLTOP CAFE IN FREDERICKSBURG on Thursday 12/15, BUGLE BOY IN LAGRANGE on Friday 12/16, ANTONE'S IN AUSTIN on Saturday 12/17, and SAM'S BURGER JOINT IN SAN ANTONIO on Sunday 12/18. Then we're doing an ARMADILLO CHRISTMAS BAZAAR PIANORAMA on Tuesday 12/20 and I'm back out in Fredericksburg for NEW YEAR"S EVE with Johnny Nicholas and friends at the HILLTOP CAFE. Let's ring out this funky year and continue the struggle afresh in 2017.