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Sonny Landreth and Marcia Ball

Tue, Feb 11 -
Wed, Feb 12, 2020




$40.50 ($6 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



KNKX and Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcome Grammy-nominated virtuoso slide guitarist Sonny Lendreth and blues pianist/signer Marcia Ball for two nights. Band members are: Sonny Landreth (guitar and vocal) Dave Ranson (bass) and Brian Brignac (drums) AND Marcia Ball (vocals and keyboard), Don Bennett (bass), Mike Schermer (guitar), Eric Bernhardt (sax) and Mo Schonhorn (drums). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

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The Louisiana slide guitar icon Sonny Landreth will be releasing his new studio album Blacktop Run on February 21st via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Blacktop Run follows his previous Grammy nominated album Recorded Live In Lafayette (2017) and his back-to-back Blues Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Blues Album for Bound by the Blues(2015).

His groundbreaking work has long mixed familiarity with experimentation, and his latest ten-song collection stretches from hard-edged electric instrumentals to wistful acoustic ballads. The project's range is the fruit of a renewed collaboration. Producer RS Field who helmed Landreth's trio of breakout albums joined the six-stringer and co-producer Tony Daigle to finish the record.

'His brilliance and creative energy recharged us,' Landreth said of reuniting with Field. Most of the tracks were recorded live at famed Dockside Studios on the Vermilion River south of Lafayette, LA. 'We came up with new and better ideas, and that's what you want,' he added. "It couldn't have gone better.'

After two Grammy nominations, multiple appearances at Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival and wide-ranging acclaim from fellow players and fans worldwide, Landreth is looking forward to playing the new material live. 'It's all about telling the story,' Landreth says, 'and as long as I can find my way up that path, I'm all in.' As the songwriter's narrator sings in the title number of Blacktop Run, 'A new day is dawning and I have never felt so alive.’

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The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller Marcia Ball has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. She's received a total of six Living Blues Awards and nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations). She's received five Grammy Award nominations, including for four of her five previous Alligator albums. Always a songwriter of renown, Ball delved deeper into songwriting than she ever had in her career with her Grammy-nominated 2010 Alligator release, Roadside Attractions, creating one of her best and most personal albums.

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