Pianist and songwriter Marcia Ball brought her signature swampy, bluesy, boogie-woogie roadhouse sound to our studio to celebrate the impending release of her latest album Shine Bright, which comes out April 20. Marcia’s won ten Blues Music Awards, ten Living Blues Awards, and had five Grammy Award nominations. She has been inducted into both the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. The Texas State legislature named her the official 2018 Texas State Musician. Marcia and her saxophonist Eric Bernhardt treated us to songs from the new album, a few stories from the road, and a peek at what inspires her songwriting. She calls Shine Bright “…a ridiculously hopeful, cheerful record,” and her performance was indeed uplifting. (KNKX Public Radio, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCf29ERPtQg)
Marcia Ball: piano and vocals, Eric Bernhardt: saxophone and vocals.