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Marcia Ball Appears In Three Nationally-Televised Programs
Published October 17, 2006

The spotlight's shined on Marcia Ball lately as the boogie and blues pianist, singer and songwriter furthers a career spanding four decades with a few memorable television appearances, including one dedicated to rebuilding the New Orleans music scene.

The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised boogie-woogie blues pianist, vocalist and songwriter Marcia Ball appears on three national television programs currently airing.

On Saturday, October 14, Austin City Limits debuted at the New Orleans Social Club. Featuring The Neville Brothers, Willie Tee and others, Ball sings Red Beans, and joins her close friend Irma Thomas on Look Up and Yield Not To Temptation.

She also appears in Robert Mugge’s film, New Orleans Music In Exile, airing on the Starz cable television network. The film follows many New Orleans musicians after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Ball is seen delivering a new keyboard to piano legend Eddie Bo, and performing two songs, including Randy Newman’s Louisiana 1927. The show originally aired in May 2006 and is still airing regularly on the network.

Third, in a show filmed for PBS earlier this year, Ball joins the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Cincinnati Pops: A Musical Celebration of America’s Rivers. She performs Way Down Yonder In New Orleans and Louisiana 1927. The program first aired on September 28, 2006.