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: June 17, 2018

16 hours ago
flickr user: SD DIrk /

This week on Homespun we sampled new music by the Highland Travelers as well as Amanda Cox - We also swung with guitarist Jimmie Rivers, Milton Browne and the Hot Club of Cowtown; and celebrated 30 Anniversaries with music by John Hiatt and Steve Earle.

Homespun: June 10, 2018

Jun 10, 2018
flickr user: CP_Thornton /

This week on Homespun, we heard the new music of Special Consensus, Lindsay Lou, plus Ry Cooder! We also tracked some early sides from the East Texas Serenaders, Arm & Hammer String Band, and finished off with The Wailin Jennys covering Hank Williams!

Homespun: June 3, 2018

Jun 3, 2018
flickr user: Matthew Straubmuller /

This week on Homespun, we heard the new sounds of Peter Rowan, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn plus Dustbowl Revival! We also heard from Irish Singer Len Graham, Pentangle and a classic Bob Dylan cover from the Earl Scruggs Revue!

Homespun: May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018
flickr user: Dani Canto /

This week on Homespun we heard the sounds of Memphis Minnie, Brownie McGhee, and a new track from Ry Cooder-We also sampled new music from Lindsay Lou, Volume Five, and a great old cut from John Hartford.

Homepsun: May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018
flickr user: Man Alive! /

This week on Homespun we explored new music from Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, The Lonesome River Band, and Special Consensus. We also slipped back to the 20's and 30's with Banjo Ikey, The Grinnell Giggers plus Walter Jacobs and Lonnie Carter; and we heard a couple classics from Patty Larkin and Michigan's own Steppin' in it.