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.”
*Four time GRAMMY Nominee, including her last three albums: Peace, Love & BBQ (2008), Live! Down The Road (2005) and So Many Rivers (2003), plus an earlier nomination for Sing It! (1998) with Irma Thomas and Tracy Nelson.
*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, plus recent wins for 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