David Ball was on my radar as an incredible banjo performer years before it occurred to me that he actually made the amazing banjos he played. What a sound! I've now been to the mountain top and have seen how the "internal resonators" are made... and there are some surprises!
But the biggest surprise was David Ball the human being. HE is amazing.
David's Tennessee and old-time roots run very deep. He knows the instrument, its makers and innovators and the music genre as well as any one person I've ever known. Sure wish he lived closer. And his astonishing intellect and recall have amassed quite a reservoir of banjo-related knowledge (aka: trivia). I saved a bit of that as a surprise at the end of his Show.
'Frog on the Lily Pad' 2 min
'No Knot Tailpiece' 15 min
'No knot Tailpiece' 32 min
'Nashville Blues (TOTW)(CH)' 37 min