Alligator Records artists Tinsley Ellis and Marcia Ball will bring their “Acoustic Songs and Stories Tour” to the Kleinhans Music Hall’s Mary Seaton Room in Buffalo on Saturday, March 25. Each artist will play a solo set and, to close the intimate evening, they will join forces and share some songs and stories together.
A press release stated, “Ellis plans to perform many of his most popular songs, plus Delta blues covers and classics by artists like Gregg Allman, Bob Dylan and Leo Kottke, on his 1937 National Steel and 1969 Martin D-35 guitars. Ball will play piano and sing her often raucous and sometimes touching original songs full of the characters and places that shaped her. They will weave the music together with stories from their years on stage and on the road.
“Tinsley Ellis intertwines his music with engaging and humorous stories from his over 40 years spent on stage, in motels and truck stops. His most recent Alligator Records release is 2022’s ‘Devil May Care,’ his 20th album. Ellis recently received two Blues Music Award nominations for Blues Rock Album Of The Year (for ‘Devil May Care’) and Blues Rock Artist Of The Year. The awards ceremony will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, May 11.
Marcia Ball album art courtesy of Alligator Records
“Marcia Ball’s romping 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. Her latest album, ‘Shine Bright,’ produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, is full of everything music fans love about Marcia – rollicking two-fisted piano, soulful vocals, a top-shelf band of Texas and Louisiana musicians, and Marcia’s magnificent songwriting.
It's an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are priced at $38. For more information, visit www.kleinhansbuffalo.org.