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Hall of Fame Blues Singer and Pianist Marcia Ball

The Lone Star Plate Podcast

Today, I’m joined by Texas blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball.  Marcia plays her grand piano right here on the podcast, and it is nothing short of awesome, in fact it's probably the best performance we’ve ever had on the show. However, she’s very humble throughout our discussion, meanwhile my jaw is on the ground in amazement at the talent this lady has. We talk about how she found her love for singing, the difficulties she faced during the pandemic, and what the future looks like for live music. We also talk about the relationship between Louisiana and Texas and the history behind Mardi Gras.  And then she treats us with an amazing performance of her song "La Ti Da." Listen in and enjoy! “I’ve been lucky at every turn. Musically, personally, professionally, it’s just been a gift to me. I feel like I have it all.” - Marcia Ball Time Stamps: 07:11 - How Marcia found her love for singing. 09:06 - The different genres she has played across her career. 12:23 - How she heard about Professor Longhair. 16:36 - The different shows she has lined up for the summer. 17:25 - The difficulties Marcia found being creative during the pandemic. 21:05 - Where Mardi Gras originated and what it’s like in New Orleans. 23:40 - Marcia’s favourite memories from Mardi Gras.  27:41 - Her emergency Gumbo recipe.  28:12 - The work Marcia does for the non-profit ‘home’.  30:26 - Combining food and music and what the two have in common.  34:44 - The different way you perceive time as you get older.  35:43 - The most regretful professional decision Marcia made.  38:47 - An exclusive live performance of "La Ti Da." 44:24 - What the future looks like for her.  45:19 - Notable influential women that Marcia has written songs about.    Resources:  Listen to Marcia Ball on SpotifyHousing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers Professor Longhair Texas Real Food Connect with Marcia Ball: Website Facebook YouTube Twitter Connect with Patrick Scott Armstrong: Instagram Facebook Email Connect with The Lone Star Plate: Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram More From The Lone Star Plate: Exclusive Interview with David Ball from Uncle Walt's Band Grammy Nominated Ruthie Foster on Music, Food and What's Next Radney Foster: The Renaissance Man Bill Kirchen and the Feisty Telecaster


1 Apr 2021

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Episode 19 -- Marcia Ball -- Music In The Making

Aaron Beam Speaks Podcast

This episode is a focus on music days and people with singer, artist Marcia Ball who shares insight into her world of music. We get to talk of success and misses along the way of her career as her first album debuted in 1977 and she hit the road. One of her most proud moments was “Dreams Come True” with all-star vocalists Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli. We dig into how the music business has changed and shifted from touring and selling records to today with streaming. There are ethics involved in the music industry and we hit on the topic of intellectual property. Marcia shares her humbling experiences of her roots in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast traditions and being inducted into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in 2018. This spectacular musician has a remarkable career spanning over 50 years.Marcia turns a bit serious and raises questions of the pandemic and some of the feelings she experiences in the midst. There are several nonprofits you’ll find her associated with that help musicians and she shares the details.It is a delight that our guest offered to end this podcast with “Mobile” by Marcia Ball—enjoy! Tune in.


25 Jul 2020

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Sonny Landreth and Marcia Ball Studio Session

KNKX Studio Sessions

Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably heard Sonny Landreth. He’s a south-west Louisiana slide guitarist who played and recorded for several years with singer/songwriter, John Hiatt and his band ‘The Goners.’ He recently kicked off a 3-week tour on a double bill with boogie-woogie pianist, Marcia Ball and we got him in the studio for this very special solo performance. Who doesn’t love singer/songwriter/boogie-woogie pianist, Marcia Ball? Answer: nobody. She visits Seattle at least once a year from her home in Austin, Texas, and she always stops by KNKX for a studio session. Here she is with some of her latest material. https://youtu.be/zp1GLkR7L64


26 Mar 2020

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Marcia Ball i John Hammond

T'agrada el blues?

Aquesta setmana "T'agrada el blues?" proposa dues joies discogràfiques que acaben de sortir reeditades pels seus grans valors, tant històrics com artístics. La primera joia és la reedició del disc "Hot tamale baby", de la gran "donablues" pianista i cantant Marcia Ball (Orange Texas). La segona és la també reedició del disc "Mileage", de John Hammond (Nova York), disc premiat per la seva qualitat, fidelitat als originals i tremperes generals.Marcia Ball (CD: "Hot Tamale baby"): "Never like this before", "I'm gonna forget about you", "I don't know", "Hot Tamale baby", "Don't you know I love you, "Uh-uh baby".John Hammond (CD: "Mileage"): "Diddley daddy", "Hot tamales", "You'll miss me", "Give me 32-30", "Big 45", "Riding in the moon light", "Standing around crying".Pi de la Serra en directe, "Classic rah blues".


22 Jan 2020

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Marcia Ball - interview and performance - S1 E5

Inside the Outpost

An inspiring conversation with the great Texas blues and boogie-woogie piano player MARCIA BALL, who brought her fantastic band to Outpost in the Burbs in Spring 2019. Includes a great live version of "Too Much For Me," from Marcia's recent album SHINE BRIGHT.


11 Jun 2019

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Fear Not Your Future w/ Dr. Marcia Ball, co-founder of Kerus Global | S1E6

The Legin Podcast

Imagine you have career security and you leave it ALL move across the world and rely on others donating to survive!  THAT's what my friend & co-founder of Kerus Global Education, Dr. Marcia Ball did 15 years ago. I'd love for you to meet her and hope her bravery encourages your calling! Fear Not Podcast is not for the fearless but for those who fear less. Follow everywhere @legintv For text updates text me at 757-330-8383 Dark Room spoken word EP available now www.linktr.ee/legintv www.legin.tv


10 Dec 2018

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XtraSound New Music Show



6 Aug 2018

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Marcia Ball!

A Fork On The Road

Marcia Ball shares her life as a traveling musician, teaches us how to make real gumbo real quick, and the secrets to roux in a jar... which no one will admit to.


30 Jul 2018

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Episode 125 – Marcia Ball

Mighty Mouth Blues

Original Broadcast 02-02-2015 Right-click and “save target/file as…” to download The post Episode 125 – Marcia Ball appeared first on Mighty Mouth Blues.

3 Feb 2015

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Marcia Ball

Out of the Box Album of the Week with Paul Shugrue

The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man is a party starter of an album with equal parts blues, roots and cajun music, rollicking rhythms and one of the best boogie woogie piano players of all.

24 Sep 2014