Guitarist Tom Ball discusses the simple question: Who made the first solo guitar recordings, and when? Check it out.
Chicago-style blues bands provided the milieu for Tom Ball's talents throughout the '60s. He spent much of the '70s abroad before settling in Santa Barbara, CA, in 1978.
A noted blues historian, he has written countless articles on the music for various publications, and has taught harmonica at the university level.
His latest instrumental CD is entitled "18 Pieces For Solo Steel String Guitar".