Marcia Ball & Johnny Cockerell

Release Date: 2010-11-17

For this year’s Robert Johnson Sessions, the San Antonio Blues Society brings in Marcia Ball to commemorate the November weekend in 1936 when blues legend Robert Johnson recorded some of his most famous songs at the Gunter hotel downtown. Ball, a sassy Southern blues pianist and singer by way of Austin and New Orleans, has earned several awards and four Grammy nominations. During her 30-year career, she’s fused blues, R&B, honky-tonk, and a certain Louisiana je ne sais quoi with a charming stage presence and those mile-high legs. Local Delta blues guitarist Johnny Cockerell opens with a tribute to Johnson’s work. $20, 8pm Sat, Nov 20, 330 E Grayson, (210) 223-2830, — Callie Enlow