Roadside Attraction

Marcia Ball
Non-Airable Tracks: 
Alligator Records
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Texas-born pianist/singer/songwriter Marcia Ball has had to this day a fruitful 33-year long career of bringing the public a brand of blues that combines the Texas blues and Louisiana blues. Ball's piano combined with the rock-esque drumming and rockin' backing band make for a good Saturday afternoon outdoor beer drinkin' listenin' session. Okay...I may be being slightly facetious. The truth is this is Southern rock meets diluted electric blues. Find one ya like and play it if that interests you. The album has its touching moments (see: “This Used to Be Paradise”) its nostalgic moments (see: “Roadside Attractions”) and its share of heartbreak, so have at it.


Sounds Like: 
JJ Grey & Mofro, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers
Recommended Tracks: 
That's How It Goes (Track 1)*** - slide guitar?
Sugar Boogie (Track 10)**** - dietary advice for the none diabetic. Yay! Sweet Sax
The Party's Still Going On (Track 12)*** - the word boogie comes to mind, more sweet sax and piano solo
Jonathan Cohen
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