Marcia Ball LIVE @ The MINT in Los Angeles, CA.
by Casey Reagan

Posted on 5/30/2010 by MusicUCanSee


Los Angeles, CA

Marcia Ball might have grown up in (Vinton) Louisiana but her Texas roots (born March 20th, 1949 Orange, Tx) were showing at the legendary MINT in Los Angeles where she rocked the house for almost 2 hours without breaking a sweat.
With no fewer than 15 albums, a couple of Grammy nominations and a 'Piano player of the year' award under her belt there was no shortage of favorites to fill up her set. With songs like 'Peace Love and BBQ' and 'Louisiana 1929' Marcia can make you dance and cry at the same time.

The sold out standing room only crowd danced to every song and had energy left over to hail Marcia back to the stage for a long two song encore.  While she didn't interact with the crowd as much as I've seen in the past there wasn't much time for it, Marcia came to play and play she did. You won't hear any complaints from this crowd who had more fun than should be legal without some sort of permit, after all, this is Los Angeles. You can catch up with Marcia and the band out on the road at these respectable places near you:

We've gazed deep into the Crystal Ball to see if Maraca's in your future...
(Please check back often. The Ball might be glazed... We might be dazed...)

MAY 2010
30 Sun The Yale Vancouver, BC 604-681-9253

3 Thu Infinity Hall Norfolk, CT 866-666-6306
4 Fri Stephen Talkhouse Amagansett, NY 631-267-3117
5 Sat The Knickerbocker Cafe Westerly, RI 401-596-4225
6 Sun Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest Augusta, NJ
8 Tue The Iron Horse Northhampton, MA 413-586-8686
10 Thu Virgina Museum of Fine Arts Richmond, VA 804-340-1400
11 Fri The American Theatre Hampton, VA 757-722-2787
12 Sat Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival Hot Springs, VA 877-558-1689
13 Sun Louisiana Swamp Romp Wolf Trap Vienna, VA 877-965-3872
18 Fri Knuckleheads Kansas City, MO 816-483-1456
19 Sat Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater Lampe, MO 417-559-1453
20 Sun Old Rock House St Louis, MO 314-588-0505

3 Sat Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Saskatoon, SK, Canada
10 Sat La Fete de Marquette Madison, WI
15 Thu Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Fest Sioux Falls, SD
16 Fri Cisco Ottawa Blues Festival Ottawa, Ontario 613-599-3267
17 Sat Music in the Park Lucius Woods Performing Arts Ctr Solon Springs, WI 715-378-4272

6 Fri Louisville Street Faire Louisville, CO
13 Fri Allegheny County Sustainability & Innovation Fair Pittsburgh, PA
20 Fri Seneca Casino, Bear's Den Niagara Falls, NY
21 Sat Chenango Blues Fest Niagara Falls, NY
27 Fri Lowell Summer Music Series Lowell, MA
29 Sun The Vermont Blues Festival, Mount Snow Ski Area West Dover, VT

4 Sat Rhythm & Roots Festival, Ninigret Park Charlestown, RI 888-855-6940
9 Thu Dosey Doe Coffee House The Woodlands, TX 281-367-3774
10 Fri Spicewood Vineyards Spicewood, TX 830-693-5328
11 Sat Jazz 88.3 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival San Diego, CA
12 Sun Rancho Nicasio Nicasio, CA 415-662-2219

8 Fri Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival Helena, AR
9 Sat Vinton Heritage Festival Vinton, LA
16 Sat Festival on the Lake Mandeville, LA
17-24 Sun-Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise San Diego, CA 888-258-3746

11 Thu Festival of Festivals Gonzales, LA
7-14 Fri-Delbert McClinton & Friends Sandy Beaches Cruise 17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 800-335-2378

Maybe you would like to read about another great piano player?  Ann Rabson

Copyright © 2010 Marcia Ball Band. All rights reserved.
Last revised: April 17, 2010
Copyright © 2010 Casey Reagan. All rights reserved.

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