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Today in New Orleans 4.2.14


Tonight, pianist Marcia Ball is performing at Wednesday at the Square, and blues-roots artist Colin Lake is playing on Frenchmen. On this day in 1880, the Louisiana Western Railroad brought the first produce ever delivered by rail to Lake Charles. Now, more hump day happenings. 

 

Marcia Ball (Lafayette Square, 5 p.m.)

Blues-rock pianist and vocalist Marcia Ball has been playing piano since she was five years old. The Texas-born artist blends genres from swamp rock, to Texas blues into her music. Food and drink profits at the free outdoor series go towards the Youth Leadership Council of New Orleans. 

 

The Wonder Years, (House of Blues, 5 p.m.)

The pop-punk sextet is playing an all ages show tonight, along with emo bands Real Friends, Citizen, and Modern Baseball on their “The Greatest Generation” world tour. Tickets are $18.  

 

Delfeayo Marsalis Sextet, (Snug Harbor, 8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

A member of the dynastic Marsalis jazz family, trombonist and bandleader Delfeayo Marsalis has won the highest acclaim for his modern spins on classic jazz. Tickets for each show are $20. 

 

Colin Lake, (d.b.a., 10 p.m.)

The music of local blues-roots singer/songwriter Colin Lake is characterized by twangy guitar, soulful vocals, and catchy beats. Lake released his most recent album, "The Ones I Love," in 2011. Admission is $5.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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