There's an early show at the Hi-Tone
at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Mars Hall
is the work of Marshall Sanchez, a child of New Orleans and a stepchild to Memphis-based musician Tim Prudhomme
. Sanchez grew up in Louisiana and moved to New York, returning to New Orleans after Katrina. His mother and stepfather relocated to Memphis and Sanchez followed. Since his arrival a few years ago, he's assembled an enviable band. Fields and Mike Falcone play bass and guitar. Fields played in the Compulsive Gamblers and remains a barometer of cool with her latest group, Sibella. Dirk Kitterlin played a host of instruments, and Shawn Zorn (Amy LaVere, Ryan Peel) plays drums. If you keep up, you know that's quite a group. Mars Hall's latest collection of recordings is Rarities & Bedsides
, which was produced by former Easley-McCain wunderkind, Stuart Sikes.