Blues Blowout

The Friends of KUNI present the Blues Blowout

Featuring Marcia Ball
with special guests Big James and the Chicago Playboys

Saturday, February 8, 2014
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

Electric Park Ballroom
Waterloo, Iowa

$30 in advance at Bob's Guitars and Tikly
$35 at the door

Proceeds benefit Iowa Public Radio

Marcia Ball is a woman with a reputation.  The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter is famed worldwide for igniting a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls on stage.  Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans boogie and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world.   She is a multiple blues award winner and Grammy nominee.  USA Today says, "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 comfortable with brash roadhouse romps and caressing love songs.”
Big James Montgomery has created a Chicago-rooted, funky, horn-heavy sound, steeped in the city’s signature blues tradition.  They are tearing up packed houses at home and across both seas continuing to get Big James and the Chicago Playboys’ name on the biggest marquees and festival stages in the world.  They too, have received multiple blues award and nominations, James says, “but I don’t play music to win awards, I play music ‘cause I love it, and it comes from my heart.”

Event Sponsors:
Oakridge Realtors
Veridian Credit Union
Impact Marketing