The Lubbock Arts Alliance welcomes Marcia Ball to the 44th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival, Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Her one-woman show begins at 7pm with doors opening one hour before the performance. General admission seating with complimentary entry to the Lubbock Arts Festival included with ticket purchase. Tickets are $20 and available from Select-A-Seat Lubbock, selectaseatlubbock.com, 806-770-2000.
About Marcia: “Rollicking, playful, good-time blues and intimate, reflective balladry…her songs ring with emotional depth” –Rolling Stone
“A welcome ray of sunshine…Ball is a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter. Potent blues, sweet zydeco, soulful, fast and furious Texas boogie…heartfelt, powerful and righteous” –Billboard
“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas StateMusician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world. With each new release, her reputation as a profoundly soulful singer, a boundlessly talented pianist and a courageous, inventive songwriter continues to grow. Her love of the road has led to years of soul-satisfying performances at festivals, concert halls and clubs.
The New York Times says, “Marcia Ball plays two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and sings in a husky, knowing voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time.”
The Houston Chronicle says simply, “She’s as perfect as an artist can be.”