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ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Marcia Ball: Still excited about the music

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Looking back some 15 years, blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball says the old San Diego Street Scene was one of her favorite gigs on her calendar each year. Modeled after jny: New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Street Scene featured jazz, blues, R&B, Cajun, Creole, zydeco, bluegrass, folk and worldbeat in a three-day stew ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson and Del Ray at the Musical Instrument Museum

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Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson and Del Ray
Musical Instrument Museum
“Saluting the Pioneers of Women Who Rock"
Phoenix, Arizona
October 16, 2013

Four women musicians performed a joyous tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie, black pioneers in gospel and early blues styles that became the roots ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist / Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Wilmington

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, Roadside Attractions, will perform live on Friday, February 17, 2012 at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist/Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Sellersville

Pianist/Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Sellersville

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her latest Alligator Records CD, Roadside Attractions, will perform live on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist / Vocalist Marcia Ball Celebrates New Release in Philadelphia

"Based in Austin and steeped in New Orleans, Marcia Ball plumbs the richness of both musical meccas. From rootsy swamp pop and blues-drenched boogie woogie to languid ballads, Ball is equally comfortable with brash roadhouse romps and caressing love songs." —USA Today

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball will celebrate the release of her new Alligator Records ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

KSDS Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival

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Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival
Winston's, Hodad's Stage, The Harp
Ocean Beach, CA
September 11, 2010

Perfect day for a party: the sun shone bright in a cloudless sky, it's heat mitigated by a cool ocean breeze. After a one year hiatus due to the terrible economy of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist/Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in New Hope

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated CD, Peace, Love & BBQ, will perform in New Hope on Thursday, August 12, 2010. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans all over the world. Her music mixes equal parts ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist / Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Sellersville, PA

Pianist / Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Sellersville, PA

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated CD, Peace, Love & BBQ, will perform in Sellersville on March 16, 2010. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans all over the world. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Marcia Ball at the Highline Ballroom

Marcia Ball at the Highline Ballroom

New York, NY -- Fresh off the release of her new studio album Peace, Love, and BBQ, critically acclaimed contemporary blues artist Marcia Ball (Alligator Records) is on the road and bringing her swamp-inspired sound to fans across the nation. Marcia and the band recently took their good 'ole hometown southern jives all the way up ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marcia Ball: Live! Down the Road

Read "Live! Down the Road" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Marcia Ball showcases one great slow-rolling blues here: “Louisiana 1927, Randy Newman's dust bowl tale about a historic flood, into which she wholeheartedly dives and immerses herself. In perhaps her best singing of this entire set, she recoils from its last line as if in horror from nature's awesome devastation of person and property.

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