Tom Ball

Host and Marketing Representative

Tom Ball is the host of 'Homespun' on WCMU, and is also a marketing representative for the station. He is responsible for securing program sponsorships for both WCMU Public Radio and WCMU Public Television. 

Tom has been married for nearly 20 years to his lovely and talented wife Diana. They have one cat, and a yard full of beautiful flowers (no thanks to him!). Tom has been associated with WCMU for over 35 years, doing everything from fundraising, to filling in for vacationing staff members, to even taking out the trash! 

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Homespun: April 22, 2018

Apr 22, 2018
Flickr User Eric Frommer /

This weekend on Homespun we celebrated the life of Randy Scruggs with some live tracks from the Earl Scruggs Revue and his work on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken". We also heard the blues of Otis Spann and Washboard Sam, and sampled new music from  "The Lucky Ones".

Homespun: April 8, 2018

Apr 8, 2018
Flickr User Thom C /

This week on Homespun, we sampled some new sounds from Peter Rowan, Mike Barnett, as well as singer songwriter John Gorka. We also noted the passing of Hammered Dulcimer master Paul Van Arsdale,  and heard an early side from Darrell Scott.

Homespun: April 1, 2018

Apr 1, 2018
Flickr User Alexandra E Rust /

This week on Homespun, we celebrated Easter with some gospel music from the Soul Stirrers, The Caravans, The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, and the Angelic Gospel Singers. We also heard new music from Peter Rowan and a recent EP from Joey Landreth!

Homespun: March 25, 2018

Mar 25, 2018
Flickr User Luke Lawreszuk /

This week on Homespun, we sampled some new music for the Price Sisters, John Gorka, Erin Costelo, and super-group I'm with Her. We also pushed back the chairs and danced to the Western Swing sounds of Johnnie Lee Wills, Adolph Hofner plus Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant!

Homespun: March 18, 2018

Mar 18, 2018
Flickr User Cindy Funk /

This week on Homespun, we finished out the St Patrick's Day weekend with Jigs, Reels, and Songs from DeDanann, Len Graham and The Boys of the Lough! We also heard some early sides from Bluegrass singer Red Allen, and sampled new music from Dave Atkins.