Marcia's having a Ball at The Flowerpot

Marcia Ball is the guest performer at The Flowerpot in Derby on Wednesday, January 18.

Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 6:41 am
Marcia Ball performs on Mountain Stage in 2001.

RAW Promotions are proud to present a legendary singer/pianist who has been blending Texas blues, Louisiana swamp ballads and New Orleans second-line rhythms into her distinctive roadhouse roots-rock for 30 years. This gig is one of only four in the UK for Marcia Ball.

The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller 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.

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In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall Of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

She’s received a total of six Living Blues Awards and nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations).

She’s received five Grammy Award nominations, including five of her six previous Alligator albums.

Always a songwriter of renown, Ball delved deeper into songwriting than she ever had in her career with her Grammy-nominated 2010 Alligator release, Roadside Attractions, creating one of her best and most personal albums.

Support comes from the Derby-based fiery accordian wizard Lil Jim.

Doors open at 8pm. Admission is £15.

Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot and RAW Promotions, as well as online at www.rawpromo.co.uk

Photo by Brian Blauser