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: October 7, 2018

Oct 7, 2018
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This week on Homespun we heard from some of the winners at the recent International Bluegrass Music Association awards show-Molly Tuttle, Brook Aldridge, Michael Cleveland, and Special Consensus, to name a few-We finished out the hour with The War and Treaty, Joey Landreth, and Michigan's own Jen Sygit

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This week on Homespun we heard new music from The Earls of Leicester, Joan Baez, and Michigan's own Jen Sygit! We also heard from Hank Bradley, Sandy Bradley & the Small Wonder String Band, The Red Squirrels, and newly inducted IBMA Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs.

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This week on Homespun, we dipped into the archives for some live recordings from Bill Monroe & Doc Watson, plus Bill with the Bluegrass Boys! We also heard new music from fiddler Paul Brown, Chris Smither and Mike Farris.

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This week on Homespun we dipped back in the archives and hear some early sides from The Hotmud Family, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a rare side featuring Jimmy Martin & Ralph Stanley! We also swung western style with Bob Willis, and finished off with new music from Kathy Mattea, and Ray Bonneville!

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This week on Homespun, we sampled some of the artists that will appear at the Wheatland Music Festival next weekend-John McCutcheon, Town Mountain, Front Country and Darrell Scott, to name a few-And, we finished out the hour with new music from The War and Treaty.

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