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: August 12, 2018

Aug 12, 2018
flickr user: randen pederson /

This week on Homespun, we'll check out the sounds of Volume Five, NewTown, and Keith & Rooney-We'll also get Old Timey with Mike Seeger and Alive Gerrard, and hear new music from Wild Rivers, Mike Farris, plus  an early side from Amos Lee!

Homespun: August 5, 2018

Aug 5, 2018
flickr user: travis isaacs /

This week on Homespun we sampled the new sounds of Mountain Heart, NewTown, and Ray Bonneville! We also got some blues from Big Bill Broonzy, Josh White and Jimmy Reed; and finished off with a Gospel Hymn from Ry Cooder's latest release!

Homespun: July 29, 2018

Jul 29, 2018
flickr user: martin fisch /

This week in Homespun, we heard some live music from the Johnson Mountain Boys, some Honky Tonkin' 'grass from Ronnie Bowman, and new music from Molly Tuttle. We also checked out new music from fiddler Paul Brown and we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of The Byrds "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" release.

Homespun: July 22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018
Flickr User Miguel Perez /

This week on Homespun, we heard from Peter Rowan, The Price Sisters, and the debut album from Spectrum. We also spun the blues of Bukka White, Washboard Sam, and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of The Byrds "Sweetheart of the Rodeo".

Homespun: July 15, 2018

Jul 15, 2018
flickr user: Pete Considine /

This week on homespun we dipped back into the library to hear the likes of Jim Mills, Alison Krauss, Mick Hanly, and some early Doc Watson. We also heard new music from Chris Smither, along with the Wailin' Jennys and Canadian Erin Costello.