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Off the Record
Commemorating the 95th birthday of Pinetop Perkins one year at a time, exploring Willie's Place at Carl's Corner, and a pregame pep talk with Paul Wall
"...Price, and Merle Haggard. Take Me Out to the Ball game..."

July 4, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Thursday Picks
"...opening agit-folk cri de coeur "A New England," lovesick balladeer Billy Bragg's risen to "national treasure" status in his..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

Community Access
The groundbreaking Austin Past and Present archive projects means free museums, movies, music, and more all over town
"...with the program Centipede-style, with navigation via a classic rolling-ball/button combo. The Austin History Center has the first kiosk..."

March 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Girlie Action
Texas Platter
"...every rule: Opener "Tidal Wave" is a slow, soulful ballad, "Gates of Heaven" is contemporary Christian blues, and "Flavia..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Music Review by Margaret Moser

The Hills Are Alive
The Hill Country is teaming with Austin songwriters.
"...Nanci Griffith, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Kelly Willis, and Marcia Ball, and though their forays into the Hill Country..."

May 9, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

TCB
Austin soldiers on beyond SXSW with hot rods, SPAM, and puking
"...On Wednesday at 3pm, the tony Town Lake-side hotel's ballroom hosts the first-ever ASCAP membership meeting -- kind of..."

April 11, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Dancing About Architecture
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
"...stalwarts such as Rich Brotherton, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, and Marcia Ball have already joined Warren onstage for recent posthumous..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The List Pt. 2
"...Debra Peters, Derailers, Don Walser, Doug Sahm, Earl Poole Ball, Eric Hisaw, Floramay Holiday, George DeVore, George Strait, Ginger..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The Touring Syndrome
"...Marcia Ball & the Peenbeets: The Ball-Peen Tour..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Music Column

Public Notice
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, among other things, and "Public Notice" wants you to feel the love.
"...Cure, featuring a reunion of top-brass, Austin sassy lasses Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, and Lou Ann Barton, plus special..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Dancing About Architecture
Is the Return of Wayne Douglas on the way? Bob Schneider gets a solo record deal.
"...directions as well. Zach Scott's Dave Steakley reports that Marcia Ball came to see Tapestry two weeks ago before..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Postmarks
Texas Our Texas loves Texas; Neighbors for Neighbors hate strip-mining; Justin B. Andrews returns; and other delighted and dismayed letters from readers.
"...We want get the news out that Marcia Ball is helping us raise money for the fight...."

Sept. 17, 1999 Column

Postmarks
VanScoy's Agenda Part 2
"...devastated. That's the old "I'll take my bat and ball and go home" theory of conflict resolution...."

March 12, 1999 Column

A World in Which All Worlds Fit
"...the rich and famous (Ray Benson, Jimmie Vaughan, and Marcia Ball all call South Austin home) to the poor..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Dancing About Architecture
A: The Flatliners
"...on the Late Show With David Letterman. The Flat ball got rolling when the three friends contributed a track..."

May 15, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Famed Austin performers Marcia Ball and Christine Albert made live appearances at City..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Feature

Everybody Loves Austin City Limits
"...this season. When Bond answered "yes," the caller went ballistic. How could they book Sheryl Crow? She's not country,..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Music Feature

The Big Flamingo
"...as they did on his recent Road to Ensenada), Marcia Ball, Willis Alan Ramsey, Champ Hood and David Ball...."

Sept. 27, 1996 Music Column

Public Notice
"...by this generous performer and her superfriends, Toni Price, Marcia Ball, Betty Elders, Sara Hickman, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, and..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

Boz Scaggs Doesn't Mean to Be Argumentative
The Texan parses blues, R&B, and rock & roll ahead of two Austin shows
"...Hall of Fame Induction, which will feature performances from Marcia Ball, Los Lobos, Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Ruthie..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Threadgill’s WHQ Will Close After Thanksgiving
Eddie Wilson done “clinging to the curb”
"...packed HAAM Benefit Day concert with longtime Armadillo/Threadgill’s favorite Marcia Ball. The city also loses one of the most..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Friends Handle the Heavy Lifting for Kent “Omar” Dykes
Howler hampered by flesh-eating arm disease gets benefit
"...Aug. 5, 2-6pm, to take alms for Omar’s arms. Marcia Ball, the LeRoi Brothers, Derek O’Brien, and Nick Connelly..."

July 30, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Marcia Ball
"...Marcia Ball's fingers spark a party when they touch the..."

June 29, 2018 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Point Austin: Welcome to the Future
Texas is just like America, only more so
"...says is borrowed from a song he wrote with Marcia Ball (another Texas transplant, from Louisiana), featuring the refrain,..."

March 16, 2018 News Column by Michael King

SXSW Panel: Lawrence Wright
“Trump is the most 'Texas' president we’ve ever had”
"...a title taken from a song Wright wrote with Marcia Ball, featuring the refrain, “He’s the only one who..."

March 10, 2018 SXSW Post by Michael King

Telecaster Sovereign Sue Foley Lands Back in Austin
The Ice Queen is on fire
"...the ranks of blues royalty like Barbara Lynn and Marcia Ball on the Antone's label...."

Feb. 23, 2018 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Playback: Austin’s Rarest Vinyl
Want exclusive vinyl for Record Store Black Friday? Check out some of Austin's rarest wax.
"...Old Soap Creek Saloon LP (Big Wheel Records, 1979) Marcia Ball's seminal progressive country favorites. Median Discogs price: $209.50...."

Nov. 24, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Ambassador of Austin Music
"...you will about SRV, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Benson, Marcia Ball, Charlie Sexton, and others, none of them was..."

Aug. 28, 2017 Postmarks

50 Margaret Moser Cover Stories
"...High Heels: Dreams come true, just ask ‘Her Tallness,’ Marcia Ball” (June 20, 2003) Cover photo by Scott Newton..."

June 29, 2017 Photo Gallery

Margaret Moser Tribute: Tiarra Girls (Tiffany, Tori & Sofia Baltierra)
“She will always be such an important part of our story”
"...started to show up in the Austin Music Awards balloting. We had no idea what the Awards were all..."

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

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