Home for the Holidays
Marsha Ball's music is a perfect amalgamation of her roots and her talents. According to USA Today, she is "a sensation, a saucy singer and superb pianist. . . where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet." Born in Texas but raised in Louisiana, Ball started playing piano at the age of five. She was influenced by New Orleans style piano players like Fats Domino and Professor Longhair. Her vocal inspiration was Irma Thomas. She has delighted her fans for fifity years now with her heartfelt vocals and leg swinging piano playing. She has also won many awards in her long career and was named the Texas State Musician of the Year in 2018. Her live performances are a party and the swampy, bluesy music mix will surely leave you hungry for more.
Shelly King blends folk, rock, blues, and country music and delivers it with a powerful, soulful voice. She is such a force of talent that she was appointed by the Texas Legislature to represent the state as its Official Texas State Artist. She has played with a whos who of Texas artists including Delbert McClinton, Cindy Cashdollar, and Carolyn Wonderland. She has also toured nationally and internationally with artists like Marcia Ball and the Subdudes. King is a superb songwriter as well. In her spare time, she produces and is the owner of her own label and publishing company.
Carolyn Wonderland counts among her fans Bob Dylan. This is well merited praise! She established herself as a blues singer in Houston, landing gigs at Fitzgerald's when she was only 15. As a young artist, she soaked up all the blues scene had to offer in Houston and Austin in the 80's and 90's. This included learning to play a multitude of instruments. However, despite these accomplishments, her ability to whistle is what always gets attention. Carolyn recently joined John Mayall's Band as his guitarist. Known for her incredible vocals and excellent guitar work, she is a blues legend in the making!