Peace, Love & BBQ features some of the most stirring performances of Marcia's career. Singing the praises of simple virtues in the funky title track, working the Crescent City strut of 'Party Town' or coming to grips with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in the deeply moving ballad 'Where Do You Go?' Marcia galvanizes this record with soul-touching vocals and her always killer piano playing plus Dr. John and Tracy Nelson guest. This 2008 release is Marcia's first new studio album in five years and poised to follow in the footsteps of her previous Alligator studio releases. After 10 critically acclaimed albums, national television and radio appearances, Marcia Ball is one of the most popular and beloved artists in all of American roots music.
...irresistible, celebratory blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana Swamp rock and smoldering Texas blues from a compelling storyteller. -- Boston Globe
A sensational, saucy singer and superb pianist...where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet -- USA Today
Ball is a consummate pro--a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter. Powerful. Righteous -- Billboard
Bayou boogie has a queen and her name is Marcia Ball -- The New Orleans Times Picayune
a class act whose soulful, horn-laden swamp pop and murderous honky-tonk makes her a stellar example of musical artistry -- The Austin Chronicle