Today, I’m joined by Texas blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball.
Marcia plays her grand piano right here on the podcast, and it is nothing short of awesome, in fact it’s probably the best performance we’ve ever had on the show.
However, she’s very humble throughout our discussion, meanwhile my jaw is on the ground in amazement at the talent this lady has.
We talk about how she found her love for singing, the difficulties she faced during the pandemic, and what the future looks like for live music. We also talk about the relationship between Louisiana and Texas and the history behind Mardi Gras.
And then she treats us with an amazing performance of her song “La Ti Da.”
Listen in and enjoy!
“I’ve been lucky at every turn. Musically, personally, professionally, it’s just been a gift to me. I feel like I have it all.” – Marcia Ball
07:11 – How Marcia found her love for singing.
09:06 – The different genres she has played across her career.
12:23 – How she heard about Professor Longhair.
16:36 – The different shows she has lined up for the summer.
17:25 – The difficulties Marcia found being creative during the pandemic.
21:05 – Where Mardi Gras originated and what it’s like in New Orleans.
23:40 – Marcia’s favourite memories from Mardi Gras.
27:41 – Her emergency Gumbo recipe.
28:12 – The work Marcia does for the non-profit ‘home’.
30:26 – Combining food and music and what the two have in common.
34:44 – The different way you perceive time as you get older.
35:43 – The most regretful professional decision Marcia made.
38:47 – An exclusive live performance of “La Ti Da.”
44:24 – What the future looks like for her.
45:19 – Notable influential women that Marcia has written songs about.
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