Corvette Sandy’s Garage
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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to check out a real Southern Belle, Marcia Ball, from Austin, Texas. Marcia is a honky-tonk pianist who can knock your socks off with her Louisiana-inspired roots rock and blues. She was at The Coach House and I had an opportunity to score a brief interview with her.
[Corvette Sandy] How long have you been in the business?
Marcia Ball Since I was eighteen years old, or about 35 years.
[Corvette Sandy] Where are you from?
Marcia Ball Baton Rouge, LA.
[Corvette Sandy] How did you get started?
Marcia Ball I started playing and taking lessons at the age of five! Didn’t start singing until I fell in with the wrong crowd and they needed a harmony singer!
[Corvette Sandy] Favorite Song?
Marcia Ball Probably my Handy Award nominated Song, "Foreclosure of the House of Love."
[Corvette Sandy] Musical Influences?
Marcia Ball Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Willie Dixon and Alan Toussaint
[Corvette Sandy] Who writes your material?
Marcia Ball Danny Timmons, but I approve all of the material.
[Corvette Sandy] Any future plans?
Marcia Ball More of the same of what I’ve been doing!
Marcia Ball has recorded nine albums and presently lives in Austin, Texas. For more information or contact info, go to: www.marciaball.com.