December 16th, 2011
Fivetime Grammy nominee and winner of Eight Blues Music Awards, Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. Over the course of her three- decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin’s deep songwriting tradition into a sound No Depression described as “a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues.”
*Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame Inductee (2010)
*Winner of eight Blues Music Awards – four wins in the last six years for Best Piano Player of the Year,
*Best Contemporary Blues – Female Artist of the Year (twice), as well as for Contemporary Blues Album of Year wins for So Many Rivers, and Blues Album of the Year for Presumed Innocent.
*Winner of two 2009 Living Blues Readers’ Poll Awards for Blues Artist of the Year (Female) and Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard), adding to her wins in the category in 2007 and 2008
*Peace, Love & BBQ debuted at #1 in the Billboard Blues Charts (April 2008)
*Television appearances on Austin City Limits, Late Show With
David Letterman, Today Show, CNN, and Mountain Stage (PBS)
*Featured on In Performance At The White House with B.B. King
and Della Reese, broadcast on PBS (1999).
*Performances on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, World Cafe and Whad’Ya Know?, as well as Public Radio International’s Studio 360 and the nationally Syndicated Mitch Album Show.