The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Jan. 22, 2022

Tom Ball interview

Tom Ball interview

Tom Ball joins me on episode 54.

From Los Angeles, but long time resident of Santa Barbara, he started playing guitar in the popular local folk scene before Sonny Terry turned him on to the sound of acoustic harmonica.
He then met Kenny Sultan, to form possibly the longest surviving acoustic blues duo. They have now been performing together for over 42 years and have recorded eight albums together. As well as session work for commercials, television and film, and toured the world together.

On top of this Tom has over 300 album credits as a sideman with other artists, has written three harmonica instruction books, a guitar instruction book, two fictional books and released some solo guitar albums.

Links:
http://tomballkennysultan.com
http://www.tomball.us

Discography:
http://www.tomball.us/discography.html

Sonny Terry licks book:
https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=178&searchcategory=0&refer=search&type=product&keywords=sonny+terry+licks

Little Walter / Big Walter licks:
https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=276&searchcategory=8&refer=new

Music Library sampler clips:
http://tomballkennysultan.com/gallery.html


Videos:

Filthy Rich with Kenny Sultan:
https://youtu.be/jH18jbva4c4

David Barrett interview: demo of wah and growl
https://youtu.be/IH_fzzS9mwI

Nagasaki Sails From Uranus:
https://youtu.be/4Hw4Utb5ZvQ

NHL festival 2003:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zBgQ7jTLi8

Spah 2012, playing Don’t Get Around Much Anymore:
https://youtu.be/YkgPNAZQ6Bs


Podcast website:

https://www.harmonicahappyhour.com

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Spotify Playlist: 

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https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

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