THREE OAKS — Blues pianist, songwriter and singer Marcia Ball performs at 8 p.m. July 7 at The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive.

The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised ball is known for its Texas boogies, New Orleans swamp ballads and Gulf Coast blues.

Born in 1949 to a family whose female members all played the piano, Ball moved to Austin, Texas in 1970 and formed the progressive country band Freda and the Firedogs. She went solo in 1974 and released her first album, “Circuit Queen”, in 1978.

Since then, she has released 16 other albums, including “Soulful Dress” in 1984; 1990s “Dreams Come True,” with Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli; “Sing It!” from 1998, with Tracy Nelson and Irma Thomas; “Presumed Innocent” from 2001; 2003’s “So Many Rivers”; “Peace, Love and Barbecue” from 2008; “The tattooed woman and the alligator man” from 2014; and his latest “Shine Bright” of 2018.

Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, “Shine Bright” features 12 songs (including nine originals), ranging from the title track’s enthusiastic appeal to acts of public and private courage to the upbeat call to action of “Pots And Pans”, a song inspired by famous Texas political writer and humorist Molly Ivins, from the humorous advice of “Life of the Party” to the poignant optimism of “World Full Of Love”.

Tickets cost between $55 and $30.

For more information, call 269-756-3879 or visit