Date:   7/13/2013

GRAMMY-winning, honky-tonk pianist, Marcia Ball, coming to Thrasher!

Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads, and she'll bring it all to the stage of the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.  "A sensational, saucy singer and superb pianist...where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet" - USA Today

Over the course of her three-decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin's deep songwriting tradition into a sound No Depression described as "a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues."

Marcia's impressive array of GRAMMY nominations and wins continues to grow. In the last two years alone she's amassed a collection including: 2012 GRAMMY nominee for her latest album Roadside Attractions (Best Blues Album), 2012 Blues Music Award Winner - Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year, 2012 Living Blues Award Winner - Blues Artist of the Year, Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard), Best Blues Album of 2011 for her CD, Roadside Attractions and 2011 Living Blues Award winner for Blues Artist of the Year and Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard). In addition, she was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on April 22, 2012 and the Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame in 2010.

Over the last few years, Ball has been the subject of feature stories in many national publications, including USA Today, Keyboard, DownBeat, Billboard, and in newspapers from coast to coast. She has twice performed on A Prairie Home Companion, appeared on World Cafe and Whad'Ya Know?, Public Radio International's Studio 360, as well as on XM/Sirius satellite radio. Ball has appeared on the covers of The Austin Chronicle as well as Blues Revue magazine and performed in Piano Blues, the film directed by Clint Eastwood included in Martin Scorsese's The Blues series which aired on PBS television nationwide in 2003. Marcia  has also appeared on Austin City Limits and The Late Show With David Letterman with The New Orleans Social Club, where she not only reached millions of people, she helped to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. For more information, visit marciaball.com.

"Raucous, Piano-based Dixie R&B…classic Southern songcraft and passion." - Chicago Tribune

Tickets for this high-energy performance are only $24 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

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