David Ball grew up in Spartanburg, SC where he learned to play guitar but later honed his skills on the upright bass, which led to a gig playing bass in Uncle Walt’s Band, credited as the first Americana act. A solo career led Ball to Nashville where he signed a publishing deal and later, a recording contract. David’s music came full circle when Lyle Lovett reached back into Uncle Walt’s Band repertoire to include one of David’s early songs, “Don’t You Think I Feel It Too” on his 2009 disc, Natural Forces.Save
Sounds Like: Webb Pierce, George Jones - The Possum, Bob Wills
SPARTANBURG SC, August 2013. David Ball was among the first living members to be inducted into the Historic Spartanburg Music Trail in his hometown. David joined other notables such as Hank Garland, Don Reno, Buck Trent and the Marshall Tucker Band.
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David Ball has a show on 04/21/2015 at 07:00 PM @ Puckett's of Leipers Fork in Franklin, TN http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5rm971 #concert
“David Ball’s got movin’ on his mind, judging by the contents of Sparkle City. Virtually every song on his eighth recording concerns place – whether leaving or heading back to - with titles like “Tulsa,” “Back To Alabama,” and “Houston Again” - the most obvious indications of his urge to travel. Ball comes by his wanderlust honestly, though: “Mama says it’s all because that night / I was born under a green traffic light,” he sings on “Maybe Tomorrow.” ”