Marcia Ball came to Austin fron Louisana to join with folks like Stephen Fromholz and Rusty Weir to open the doors for Willie Nelson and the next generation of Austin music.
Soon Frieda and The Firedogs with Marcia and guitar wizard John X Reed joined with other bands such as Shiva's Head Band, The Mysterious Family Band, and Conkeroo to help Austin become known as "The Live Music Capital of the World." Marcia opened her own club La Zona Rosa with husband Gorden Fowler of "Two Alarm Chili" fame.
Hey, it can't be all bad, if we've taught them at least that much!
"The Weight" and numerous other songs (written by Levon, Richard, & Rick) is still the best reminder to us all of what was happening "a generation ago".
"The Marcia Ball Room" was soon created under a tin roof in Austin's downtown warehouse district.
Marcia's fantastic keyboard work along with her amazing vocals have brought her the attention and acclaim she so well deserves.
Marc went on to tour with Ry Cooder (playing guitar!!!
), The Doors on LA Woman and such great west coast artists as Bobby Keys, Jim Horn, Booker T.
If not he'll write them himself, making sure there're country or as Ernest Tubb often said if his band got a little loud or fast, "Keep it country, boys." With Aaron around, we're in good hands.