Marcia Ball-How You Carry On

I grew up in Orleans, Massachusetts out on the elbow of Cape Cod. But I was also blessed to have lived in NEW Orleans for nearly 10 years. I got to see some of the best musicians to ever tickle the ivories: Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, James Booker, Doctor John, Tuts Washington and Brooklyn Robert who was tragically and senselessly killed for his leather jacket on Saint Charles Avenue. But one of my alltime favorites has to be Marcia Ball. I used to go see her at Tipitina’s every time she came to play. I was so enthralled, and dedicated to seeing her play that  when a friend of mine who had moved from New Orleans to the outer banks of North Carolina came to visit and couldn’t get ahold of me on the phone he looked in the local entertainment newspaper and when he saw that Marcia was playing he knew where to find me.

Perhaps I shouldn’t be posting so often in a single day, but I just couldn’t help myself when I ran across this on youtube…

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  1. Richard, she is absolutely incredible!