Born in Orange, Texas, but grew up in Vinton, Louisiana, Marcia Ball comes from a musical family : her grandmother and her aunt were both excellent pianists, while her father was a famous composer. She began playing piano at 5 years and at age 13 she discovered a passion for blues music, after she attended a concert by Irma Thomas, who would become her chief vocal inspiration.
 
In 1972 she released her first solo album and in 1998 with “Sing It!” earned a nomination for a Grammy Music Award as well as three awards at the Blues Music Award. The following year, she participated in a concert at the White House along with BB. King and Della Reese. In 2011 she was elected by the readers of "Living Blues" “best musician in piano” and “blues artist of the year”. Last February, with his latest album Roadside Attraction, she was elected for her fifth Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album and in April was included in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
 
Marcia Ball is best known for her piano style, which shows elements of zydeco, swamp blues, Louisiana blues and boogie woogie. Defined by the press as one of the most interesting expressions of the female blues and one of the best white interpreters of black music of our time, she will give homage to her blues roots with great intensity.

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