ALLIGATOR RECORDS ARTISTS MARCIA BALL AND CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE RECEIVE MAJOR RECOGNITION
Ball Named "Texas Music Legend"
By The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association
Musselwhite's Grammy Award-Nominated Mississippi Son Named
"Album Of The Year" By French Soul Bag Magazine
“Rollicking, playful, good-time blues and intimate, reflective balladry...her songs ring with emotional depth.”
"Marcia Ball plays two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and sings in a husky, knowing voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time.”
—The New York Times
The Texas Songwriters Association has named Alligator Records artist Marcia Ball its 2023 "Texas Music Legend." She will be presented with the coveted Darryl K. Royal (DKR) Texas Music Legends Award in a ceremony to be held on February 25, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Find more information here. Previous DKR Texas Music Legend awardees include songwriter/musician Stephen Bruton and Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel.
Ball is simply overjoyed, saying, "I can't contain myself, and I am so grateful for this amazing honor bestowed by the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association. I know I am in some really good company. Thank you so much!"
“Charlie Musselwhite breathes passion.”
“Taste, restraint and power...He’s one of the best, and as a bluesman, he’s as real as they come.”
—The San Francisco Chronicle
“Blues roots perfection”
Writers and editors of French Soul Bag magazine have selected blues icon Charlie Musselwhite's Mississippi Son as its 2022 Album Of The Year. Musselwhite was recently honored in France with the prestigious Charles Cros Academy Grand Prix Blues Award.
Soul Bag pictured Musselwhite on the cover of its July 2022 issue, noting Mississippi Son features "minimalist accompaniment, uncluttered playing, hypnotic patterns and voices. Musselwhite perfectly masters the codes of country blues."