Marcia Ball performs Feb. 18 at Infinity Hall
Published 1:04 pm, Wednesday, February 7, 2018
NORFOLK — Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball will perform at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Sunday, Feb. 18.
Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano. Her most recent release, “The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man,” is her sixth release for Alligator. Ball has five Grammy Award nominations, and she recently received the 2017 Living Blues Readers’ Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) and now holds 10 Living Blues Awards.
She also holds a total of 10 Blues Music Awards and has received a whopping 44 nominations. Ball was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and into the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame in 2010. She was named the Texas State Musician for 2018 by the Texas state legislature. Concert information is as follows:
Ball has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world.
In her new album, Ball draws listeners deep into her music with instantly memorable melodies and imaginative imagery. Her songs paint vibrant musical pictures, richly detailed with characters, flavors and scenes straight out of Louisiana and Texas. With raucous horns punctuating Ball’s legendary piano pounding and emotional, melodic vocals, the new CD mixes Ball’s New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping, Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo, a sound she has been perfecting over the course of her four-decade career.
After a 1978 solo LP for Capitol and a successful series of releases on Rounder, Ball joined the Alligator Records family in 2001 with the release of the critically acclaimed Presumed Innocent. The CD took home the 2002 Blues Music Award for Blues Album Of The Year. 2004’s So Many Rivers, 2005’s Live! Down The Road, 2008’s Peace, Love & BBQ and 2011’s Roadside Attractions all received Grammy Award nominations as well as critical and popular acclaim.
The Feb. 18 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Infinity Hall is located at 20 Greenwoods Rd. West in Norfolk. For tickets and information, call 866-666-6306 or visit www.infinityhall.com.