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david ball

 

DAVID BALL

 

David Ball was born into a musical family in Spartanburg, South Carolina on July 9th, 1953. His father was a Baptist minister and his Mom was a multi-talented musician, who still enjoys playing ragtime piano. David is the third of four sons and a daughter. Starting out on the ukulele, he switched to guitar at 12. However, it was the formation of Uncle Walt's Band during his high school years with two hometown friends, Walter Hyatt and Champ Hood, that set the course for the next thirty years. After graduation in 1971, the trio moved to Nashville and spent a year playing the clubs, splitting twenty bucks three ways, starving, and sleeping on other people's floors. Upon the urging of some friends, they decided maybe they'd have better luck in Austin, Texas.

It was a momentous decision and it was there, off and on during the 70's and 80's that David says he grew up as a musician. "We were young and hungry and all we did was listen and play music". David sang lead and harmony vocals and played string bass. They were all writing and playing original songs and also had a large repertoire of folk and roots country songs by artists like Jimmie Rogers, Hank Williams Sr., Webb Pierce and Bob Wills. By the end of the 80's and three albums, the group had earned a loyal following and near legendary status in the southwest.