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Ball and chain


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



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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

Sunday, November 25th

Ball and Chain duo

Book release of A History of the Ottawa Folk Festival

Vimy Brewing, 1-145 Loretta Ave. N, Ottawa

Matinee show!

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

$5 at the door (free with purchase of the book)



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