Previously, the only way for Marcia Ball's fans to hear one of her stellar live performances was to see her in person. But now that all changes, as Ball rewards her fans with her first-ever full-length live album, LIVE! Down The Road', a blistering set recorded at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in 2004. The CD mixes songs from throughout her career, including longtime fan favorites like 'La Ti Da' and 'Crawfishin' as well as newer material like 'Louella'. Ball gives each song the workout of a lifetime, reinventing and reinvigorating every track with the immediacy and fire only a live show can deliver. Alligator. 2005.
A class act whose soulful, horn-laden swamp pop and murderous honky-tonk make her a stellar example of musical artistry -- The Austin Chronicle
Her originals sound like timeless classics and southern soul masterpieces that no one else can imitate -- Living Blues
Marcia has an uncanny ability to synthesize all the sounds of the Texas-Louisiana border and deliver them with an honesty -- Blues Revue