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Playlist: Musician's Life

Compiled By: Emily Corwin

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A Musician's Life (Series)

Produced by WXPN

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A Musician's Life: Marcia Ball

From WXPN | Part of the A Musician's Life series | 05:00

Marciaball_small "Long tall Marcia Ball" was raised in the town of Vinton, Louisiana across the border from East Texas.  But now resides in Austin.  Her music reflects her roots, a blend of funky blues and boogie woogie. And even though she knows how to raise the roof with her spirited sound, Ball can also deliver an intimate ballad.  She's won eight Blues Music Awards.  Her latest album is called "Peace, Love & BBQ". 

A Musician's Life: Liam Finn

From WXPN | Part of the A Musician's Life series | 05:01

In New Zealand Liam Finn's dad Neil Finn (of Split Enz and Crowded House) is royalty. Both in the U.S. and at home Liam is trying to establish himself with his own sensibility and one-man-band approach to music.

Liamfinn_small Liam Finn has been around music his whole life. He had an understanding of both the business and entertainment sides from a young age. His father is Neil Finn--the equivalent of musical royalty in New Zealand. Liam practically grew up in bands. But he's just released his first solo album, a CD of personal songs called, "I'll be Lightning". Critics have praised Liam's pop sensibility and way around a studio. He played all the instruments and sang all the vocals on his new CD.