Lee Ann Womack - All The Trouble Tour with Eddie Berman
Friday, March 2, 2018
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.
Tickets $21 - $51 (fees included)
Upper Balcony $21
Main Floor $51 (Dinner/Dessert Menu)
Artists don’t really make albums like Lee Ann Womack’s THE LONELY, THE LONESOME AND THE GONE anymore. Albums that seem to exist separate and apart from any external pressures. Albums that possess both a profound sense of history and a clear-eyed vision for the future. Albums that transcend genres while embracing their roots. Albums that evoke a sense of place and of personality so vivid they make listeners feel more like participants in the songs than simply admirers of them.
Anybody who has paid attention to Womack for the past decade or so could see she was headed in this direction. THE LONELY, THE LONESOME AND THE GONE (ATO Records) — a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues — comes from Womack’s core. “I could never shake my center of who I was,” says the East Texas native. “I’m drawn to rootsy music. It’s what moves me.”
Recorded at Houston’s historic SugarHill Recording Studios and produced by Womack’s husband and fellow Texan, Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’), THE LONELY, THE LONESOME AND THE GONE marks the culmination of a journey that began with Womack’s 2005 CMA Album of the Year ‘There’s More Where That Come From,’ moving her toward an authentic American music that celebrates her roots and adds to the canon. It also underscores the emergence of Womack’s songwriting voice: She has more writing credits among this album’s 14 tracks than on all her previous albums combined.
Womack had made the majority of her previous albums in Nashville, where the studio system is so entrenched it’s almost impossible to avoid. Seeking to free herself of that mindset, Womack says, “I wanted to get out of Nashville and tap into what deep East Texas offers musically and vibe-wise.”
So Womack and Liddell took a band to SugarHill, one of the country’s oldest continually operating studio spaces. In an earlier incarnation, the studio had given birth to George Jones’ earliest hits, as well as Roy Head’s mid-‘60s smash “Treat Her Right”; Freddy Fender’s ‘70s chart-topping crossovers “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”; and recordings from Lightnin’ Hopkins, the Sir Douglas Quintet, the 13th Floor Elevators and Willie Nelson.
“I got everybody out of their comfort zone and into a new element,” says Womack. “And it was funky there. This place was not in the least bit slick. Everybody there, all they think about is making music for the love of making music. Everyone comes in with huge smiles and positive attitudes. It was much different than what we were used to.”
BBQ Baby Back Rib Platter $28
We slow smoke and cook tender racks of dry rubbed St. Louis style pork ribs slathered in our sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. Served with our jicama coleslaw, fried okra, and oven baked beans with bacon and molasses.
Cajun Fried Catfish and Fried Okra $25
Cajon style breaded catfish fillets with creole dipping sauce and a side of fried okra and cajun fries. Served with our jicama coleslaw, lemon wedges, and malt vinegar.
Fettuccini Carbonara with Andouille Sausage $22
Smokey cajun style andouille sausage, caramelized with onions, roasted bell peppers, and crispy bacon tossed in a savory garlic cream sauce with fettuccini noodles and aged romano cheese.
Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad $19
Fresh pacific salmon fillet seasoned with cajun spices and seared to seal in the flavor. Served atop a bed of crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our special caesar dressing, homestyle croutons and parmesan cheese along with grilled garlic french bread.
Dessert Menu $7
Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter Signature Cheesecake
The Admiral’s signature New York style cheesecake, made with Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter, and topped with Harvey’s-infused whip cream and candied walnuts.
Triple Threat Chocolate Cake
Our decadent three layer chocolate cake is an Oscar-worthy treat that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.
Uncle Teddy’s Caramel Apple Pie
Move over Grandma - Chef Ted is in the house! Our sweet caramel apple pie with crumble crust is as patriotic as fireworks on the 4th of July. (Chef Ted endorsed this pie)