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Marcia Ball, Good Rocking Sam

When: Wed., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. 2016



A blues piano player couldn't ask for a much better background than being born in Texas and bred in Louisiana. That's exactly how Marcia Ball began her life. Heavily influenced by Professor Longhair, Ball injects a dose of New Orleans R&B into her barnstorming, barrelhouse blues piano style. She's got a soul-soaked set of pipes to match. Ball put out her first album in 1978, and nearly four decades later, the 66-year-old blues mama packs just as much of a punch as ever. Expect to hear some tunes from her heavy-hitting 2014 album, The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man, as well as a hearty helping of songs from all across a very strong career. Durham quartet Good Rocking Sam opens. 7 p.m., $20–$25, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, 919-901-0875, —Jim Allen

Price: $20-$25

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