Ball And Chain And the wreckers
Based in Ottawa Ontario, Ball and Chain has been performing as a duo for over 20yrs. With The Wreckers we are a 5 piece band that has been playing festivals and clubs locally and across the continent for 15yrs or more... it's hard to remember. We can keep you dancing till closing time and when you're done we'll wrap you up in Vintage Country Comfort and then set you up with a soundtrack for while you're countin' sheep.
Vocals, Guitar / Jody Benjamin
Fiddle, Vocals, Mandolin / Michael Ball
Lead Guitar, Lap Steel / Fred Guignion
Drums, Vocals / Robert Bangs
Bass / Done Evans
Ball And Chain Live
June 30 - Kaffe 1870 Wakefield, QC.
w/ The Wreckers
9PM - $10
Monday, September 17th
The 15th Annual Hank Williams' Birthday Bash
Irene's Pub 885 Bank St.Ottawa, ON.
w/ The Wreckers - Featuring guest singers plus,
Al Bragg-Pedal Steele
Andrew Cowan Lead Guitar
8PM - $10
Sunday, November 18th
CD release for the Vanier Playboys CD
Irene’s Pub 885 Bank St. Ottawa, Ontario
Matinee show! Sunday afternoon is the new Friday night!
3 PM to 7 PM
$10 at the door
NOTICE! CHANGE OF DATE!
Sunday, December 9th
Ball and Chain duo
Book release of A History of the Ottawa Folk Festival
Vimy Brewing, 1-145 Loretta Ave. N, Ottawa
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
$5 at the door (free with purchase of the book)
The Vanier playboys
The Vanier Playboys are a new band formed from Ball & Chain and The Wreckers. It’s the same members with the addition of Antoine LaRocques on accordion to make a rockin’ Zydeco band. This is a dance band! Zydeco is music from Southwest Louisiana with accordion as the lead instrument and dancing as the main objective. It’s lots of fun so bring your dancin’ shoes!
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