Doors open at 6:00 PM each night. First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
91.3 KBCS and the Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcome American blues singer and pianist, Marcia Ball joined by very special guest Cindy Cashdollar, a 5x Grammy-winning steel guitar and dobro player. Additional band members are Don Bennett (bass), Damien Llanes (drums), Mike Schermer (guitar) and Thad Scott (sax). Show times Thursday - Saturday at 7:30p and 9:30p and Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors at 5:30p all nights.
“Based in Austin and steeped in New Orleans, Marcia Ball plumbs the richness of both musical meccas. From rootsy swamp pop and blues-drenched boogie woogie to languid ballads, Ball is equally com fortable with brash roadhouse romps and caressing love songs.” –USA Today
Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise the roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. 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 pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues.”
Throughout the course of her career, she has received five Grammy nominations. Her Blues Music Awards include five Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Awards, two Best Contemporary Blues – Female Artist awards, and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for her CDs So Many Rivers and Presumed Innocent. Her Living Blues Awards include two Blues Artist of the Year (female) awards, two Most Outstanding Musician (keyboards) awards, Best Blues Album for Roadside Attractions and Reader’s Poll Awards for Best Artist of the Year (female) and Outstanding Musician (keyboards). Her CD Peace, Love and BBQ debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts, she was featured in Clint Eastwood’s Piano Blues, has appeared on Austin City Limits, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show and CNN.
"Equally at home picking a vintage Dobro, an old National resonator guitar, or laying down fat horn voicings on a tripleneck 8-string steel, Cashdollar is a master of bluegrass, gutbucket blues, honky tonk, swampy R&B, and Western Swing." - Frets Magazine
Austin-based Dobro and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar's career has taken some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many leading artists in various genres; including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert, & Peter Rowan. Cindy's unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo - and to do it in so many musical genres - has made her one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene. Her debut CD, Slide Show, features guest artists comprising a Who's Who from the landscape of Roots & Americana music. Cindy was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame in 2011 (the first female to be inducted), and The Texas Music Hall Of Fame in 2012.
Cindy first heard the unique sliding sound of the Dobro in her hometown of Woodstock, New York where she honed her skills playing with bluegrass legend John Herald, blues great Paul Butterfield, Levon Helm and Rick Danko of The Band, and many others who lived in the small but musically hip Catskill mountain town. Eight years and thousands of miles on the road with the premier western swing group Asleep At The Wheel helped her introduce the classic sounds of the non-pedal steel to enthusiastic audiences worldwide, and brought her five Grammy Awards and opportunities to work with musicians of the caliber of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton and The Dixie Chicks. And, in answer to her most frequently asked question, yes, Cashdollar is a real name!
This performance requires payment at the time your reservation is made. Exact seats/tables may be purchased when you make your online reservation or you can call Jazz Alley at 206-441-9729 for assistance. All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
Preferential seating is given to our dinner guests. All sets are all ages. The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin. Jazz Alley is a seated supper club, not a dance hall. Dining is optional.
"The relaxed charisma of Mr. James’ tone is one reason his approach works.... another reason is his sturdy sense of phrase. Like Grover Washington, Jr., a pioneer in this field, he sounds at ease but alert, and he’s capable of striking an imploring tone without an overdose of saccharine.” - New York Times