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David Ball and the Pioneer Playboys
Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM (EST)
Due to impending inclement weather and in consideration of the safety of the artists and guests, the David Ball and the Pioneer Playboys show that was scheduled for tonight at The Showroom has been postponed until a later date. Refunds will be given automatically to online ticket purchasers and box office/telephone ticket purchasers may receive a refund or voucher to a future show by visiting our office at The Showroom during regular business hours. Keep an eye out for a rescheduled date for this show and consider joining us for the very special Sparkletones show on February 16th.
David Ball and The Pioneer Playboys
at The Showroom
Friday, January 25 8:30pm (doors open at 8)
$15 (advance or door)
David grew up in Spartanburg, where he learned to play guitar but later honed his skills on the upright bass, which led to a gig playing bass in Uncle Walt’s Band, credited as the first Americana act. The legendary trio was headed by Walter Hyatt and also included Champ Hood. A solo career led Ball to Nashville where he signed a publishing deal and later, a recording contract.
David Ball and The Pioneer Playboys have been touring in support the latest CD Sparkle City. It’s simple and sophisticated; jazzy, swingy, bluesy with a touch of Tex-Mex and a little Latin flavor. His songs don’t fit the kind of template demanded by hit radio. The man is a true independent. He writes from the heart and the beat is in the sincerity of every word.
Fourteen of David's singles have entered the Billboard charts, including “Thinkin’ Problem” and “Riding With Private Malone,” which made Ball one of the first artists to take an indie single to the Country Top 5. David also won a Grammy Award for the song “Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)” from the album Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster.
In 1997 Bob Dylan invited him to join artists like Jerry Garcia, Bono, and Willie Nelson on The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute. Later that same year, David joined Bruce Springsteen as they performed at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception, celebrating Dylan’s impact on American music.
With all of his success, it's no wonder that David Ball was one of the artists recently selected by public vote to be honored on the Spartanburg Music Trail. Join us as we celebrate David Ball and the Spartanburg Music Trail on this special night.
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