The Early Bird Always Gets the Worm – E.C. Ball
February 1, 2011, 7:18 pm
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Born in Grayson County, Virginia, Estil C. Ball was an American folk musician who played mountain county gospel and finger-style guitar. A musician who probably did not get enough recognition in his life time, Estil used to preform with his wife Orna and their Friendly Gospel Singers in churches and on the radio. If you like what you hear check out Thompson Square Records who released Face a Frowning World, a collection of E.C. Ball songs recorded by other favorite musicians including Bonnie Prince Billy and Jolie Holland.


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I appreciate the introduction.

Comment by Brandon

One of my alltime favourites. Check out Rounder Recs cd from 1996 as well. http://www.rounder.com/ecball
Keep up the good work!

Comment by Joakim

Very, very nice music from such nice people.

Is there a book of the life of E.C and Orna available? on internet there is a little informatie of E.C. But nearly nothing of his wife. I like to know more about them.


Willem Rol
The Netherlands

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