Tom Ball - Main page / bio
T O M B A L L
In addition to working with Kenny, Tom has played on nearly three hundred CDs, performed and sung on countless film soundtracks, TV shows and commercials, recorded four solo guitar CDs, written five instructional books and authored a couple of novels.
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Mark Mosrie photo (Old pic - Tom doesn't look this good anymore.
Some of Tom's studio projects include playing harmonica with Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band on the soundtrack to the film "Hoot," and with Kenny Loggins on his latest four CDs, "All Join In," "How About Now," "Blue Sky Riders - Finally Home" and "Why Not?" It's not hard to see why Tom has been on the cover of both American Harmonica Newsmagazine and Harmonica World, why Blues Revue called his playing "stupendous," and why Sound Choice magazine wrote, "The best acoustic blues act going, bar none!" Meanwhile he has carved out a secondary career as a solo guitarist with four CDs, and "kills time" writing both music books and fiction. Fretboard Journal recently wrote, "Not fair. Tom Ball is not only one of the world's best harmonica players, he's also an incredible guitarist."
Currently Tom resides in Santa Barbara with his artist wife Laurie, two antique cats and 1000s of 78 RPM records. His daughter Shay is an ex-model, renowned singer and music teacher. For more info and a complete discography, please feel free to peruse this website by clicking the links in the upper-lefthand corner of this page. And if you'd like to get ahold of Tom personally, you can write or Email:
Santa Barbara CA 93120 USA
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Here's a few videos to check out, including NAGASAKI SAILS FROM URANUS!
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To hear samples from Tom's latest solo guitar CDs, click any of the song titles below:
Photo by Ben Elder
They can be had for $7.50 USD each (plus 3.50 s/h in the U.S.) by PayPal or check. Can be signed if you wish. Just drop an Email and mention that you saw this offer! Thanks!
Artwork by Robert Crumb