KEVIN BALL (Guitars & Vocals)
A journeyman musician, Kevin had musical aspirations early in life. By the time 3rd grade rolled around, he was learning to sing all the songs of the day, which at the time consisted of The Beatles, Monkees, Paul Revere & the Raiders and The Four Tops (it was 1968). During his teen years it was Led Zeppelin, Bad Co., The Allman Bros. and tons of other Classic Rock that ruled the 70s. That's when the guitar became a huge part of his life. Day after day "woodshedding" in his bedroom, developing his technique, tone and honing his craft gave him the ability to play school dances and local night clubs.
After finishing high school, Kevin chased his musical dream to the west coast where he played the LA scene for a couple of years. Returning home to the DC area, he became a staple in the local country music bands. Many years playing with the Silver Band allowed Kevin to be recognized by Nashville act "Big Al Downing" whom he toured with and shared the stage with such acts as The Judds, George Straight, Rick Van Shelton, and many other up and coming Nashville stars.
The 90's saw Kevin returning to his perferred style of music rooted heavily in the blues and classic rock in the band Medicine Wind he formed with his wife Lucille. Working as a hired gun through 2009 gave him the experience and confidence to venture out and start the Kevin Ball Band. Heavily influenced by modern masters Eric Clapton, Robben Ford, Warren Haynes and Joe Bonamassa, Kevin hopes to expand on these styles with his own unique flair and bring the Blues to the next generation of music lovers.
Lucille Jackson Ball (Guitar & Vocals)
As a very young child, Lucille learned to play the piano while sitting on her Grandmother's lap. At the tender age of 9, she got her first guitar and those little fingers went to work. During the teen years, Lucille played rhythm guitar with her banjo picking younger brother Butch Jackson. At a high school music festival, Lucille met the Blues legend, John Jackson and his wife Cora. Smitten with John's style of Piedmont Blues, she quickly became a permanent fixture at the Jackson house and he invited her to tour with him to numerous local blues and folk festivals including the Smithsonium International Folklife Festival.
During the early 90's Lucille formed a chick trio with her best friends Kris Fath and Tina Orr. "KrisTinaLucille" worked the DC area circuit and were dubbed the Darlings of DC by many club managers, fans and fellow musicians.