Marcia Ball / C.J. Chenier
Marcia Ball / C.J. Chenier
New Orleans Blues & Zydeco

Marcia Ball / C.J. Chenier

JUL 28–31 | Blues Week

Jul 29, 2022
Miner Auditorium
FriJul 29
7:30 PM

$25 | $45 | $65

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“The bayou queen of the piano” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) and “the crown prince of zydeco” (Boston Globe) share this double bill.

Texas-born, Louisiana raised Marcia Ball has built an iconic career with her raucous piano style that carries on the New Orleans tradition of Professor Longhair and James Booker, blending it with a soulful vocal approach inspired by her mentor and frequent collaborator, Irma Thomas. She’s a five-time GRAMMY nominee and 11-time Blues Music Award winner who was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in 2018. She’s led 17 albums including her latest Alligator Records release, Shine Bright.

Son of Clifton Chenier, the pioneering artist known universally as the “King of Zydeco, C.J. Chenier is the true heir to the throne, instilling his music with the breathless energy and feel-good danceability that marks the best of the Bayou. Originally drawn to R&B, Chenier answered his father’s call and to join the legendary Red Hot Louisiana Band, eventually taking over leadership following the elder Chenier’s death in 1987. Since then, the accordionist has reigned as a towering figure in zydeco, recording 13 albums, including his GRAMMY-nominated World Village release, Can’t Sit Down.

The heir to the zydeco throne, an unparalleled party starter.

Billboard on C.J. Chenier

The heir to the zydeco throne, an unparalleled party starter.

Billboard on C.J. Chenier

Personnel

Marcia Ball vocals & piano
C.J. Chenier vocals & accordion
More TBA

A sensation, saucy singer and superb pianist, where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet.

USA Today on Marcia Ball

Personnel

Marcia Ball vocals & piano
C.J. Chenier vocals & accordion
More TBA

A sensation, saucy singer and superb pianist, where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet.

USA Today on Marcia Ball

Watch & Listen

Marcia Ball

Shine Bright

C.J. Chenier

Can't Sit Down

Marcia Ball

Shine Bright

C.J. Chenier

Can't Sit Down

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