Down Beat - p.743.5 stars out of 5
-- "An entertainer of discriminating tastes, the tall Texan offsets the festive mood of Bobby Charles' 'Party Town' with the serious evangelical business of her 'Miracle In Knoxville.'"
Dirty Linen - p.56
"PEACE, LOVE & BBQ, her first studio album in four years, delivers quintessential Ball with her high-energy good-time songs, as well as her soulful ballads."
Living Blues - p.76
"This is signature Ball, an album full of dance-your-booty-off swamp R&B and slow, introspective ballads backed by a glove-tight band and several top-caliber guest artists."
New Orleans-based blues rock singer and piano player Marcia Ball returns with the spirited PEACE LOVE AND BBQ. Ball's first album written and recorded since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, PEACE LOVE AND BBQ exemplifies the resilient spirit inherent in the album's title, although the heartbroken ballad "Where Do You Go?" is a passionate and intense response to the city's loss. Elsewhere, Ball's familiar swamp-rock boogie pulses through "Party Town" and "Right Back In It."