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This package brings together two critically acclaimed artists and their special brand of New Orleans, Boogie, and swamp rhythms promising a high spirited and memorable evening of roots music from the Gulf Coast. Friends for 25 years, Marcia & Terrance are also available to present an intimate pre-performance Q&A including discussion of the cultural background of the music they play, their impressive history of collaborations and connections and their own artistic relationship.

Texas-born and Louisiana raised pianist, vocalist and songwriter Marcia Ball is a five-time Grammy nominee, nine-time Blues Music Award winner, and inductee into the Louisiana Hall of Fame and Gulf Coast Hall of Fame. Her 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. The critics also love Marcia: USA Today raves "A sensational, saucy singer and superb pianist...where Texas stomp rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet" and Rolling Stone proclaims enthusiastically "Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry.. her songs ring with emotional depth."

Grammy winning zydeco artist Terrance Simien has shared studio and stage with Paul Simon, Dr John, The Meters, Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder and Robert Palmer. According to Rolling Stone "Simien is a Zydeco Master: his voice yearning like Sam Cooke, he delivers soul worthy of Stax greats and shows crossover class." In 2012 he appeared with his band in the film The Lucky One (Warner Brothers) performing his own song "Dance Everyday". He has also appeared on the soundtrack of the Disney film, The Princess and the Frog set in the French Quarter of New Orleans and contributed to the soundtracks of such movies as The Big Easy, Exit To Eden and Murder Of Crows. In 2005 he became the first Zydeco artist to perform in Cuba for the US State Department and in 2006 Carnegie Hall presented him in Mali. Simien's ground breaking program Creole for Kitz & The History of Zydeco for student, youth and family audiences has reached nearly 500,000 students, parents and teachers since its debut in 2000.