Legendary singer/pianist Marcia Ball will ignite the Spicewood Vineyards stage Friday, April 15 with her joyful musical gumbo of Gulf Coast blues, Louisiana swamp funk, and Tex-Mex zydeco. The fun starts at 7 p.m.
Presented by the Spicewood Arts Society, the performance is a special addition to the Art Society’s 2015-2016 concert season. “Marcia is one of the most dynamic and engaging performers on stage today. The Spicewood Arts Society is pleased and excited to have her return to our stage,” said Greg Hani, vice-president of fine arts.
Buy tickets ($45) online at www.spicewoodarts.org. Light fare at intermission included with ticket price. Wine will be available for purchase from the vineyard. Spicewood Vineyards is at 1419 Co. Rd. 409, Spicewood.
Friday’s show will feature tunes from Ball’s latest release, “The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man,” showcasing the original sound she’s perfected over the course of her long musical career. Ball has captured numerous awards, including five Grammy nominations, and induction into both the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Ball’s story began in Vinton, Louisiana just across the border from Texas, where she learned to play Tin Pan Alley tunes and sing like soul music great Irma Thomas. In 1970, she was on her way to San Francisco when her car broke down in Austin. She fell in love with the city and was soon performing in local clubs, polishing a pounding piano style straight from New Orleans.
She has appeared on Austin City Limits, HBO’s Treme, David Letterman’s Late Show, radio programs including A Prairie Home Companion, Fresh Air, Piano Jazz, and Sirius XM satellite radio.
About the Spicewood Arts Society
The Spicewood Arts Society provides promotion and education about the performing, visual and literary arts in Spicewood, Texas. Formed in 2000, SAS sponsors six performances a year, plus special performances and a special fundraiser concert; fall Arts Round-up, a fine arts festival; storytelling for adults and children; and scholarships, as well as other activities. More information online at www.spicewoodarts.org or call 512-264-2820.
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