The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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January 24, 2013

Irv Ball puts a bounce in the local music scene

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BLOOMSBURG —

With limited funds, Ball knew a college education was not on his radar and what no doubt would be was a factory job, for the next 40 years of his life.

“My parents are the greatest and when I was growing up they really worked hard and they were kind of gearing me up that I should get a job at the factory my dad worked at,” he said. “I just couldn’t see myself doing that type of work the rest of my life and had to find something else.”

With a passionate love of music, Ball began performing and slowly, he built up a reputation as being a talented and hardworking musician whose music is filled with an honest, soulful style.

In addition to giving private guitar lessons, Ball averages three gigs a week at venues across the Valley.

“Sure, I would like to win the lottery and be rich, but I am very fortunate and love what I do. I teach a great group of kids and have an amazing group of friends and I get to make music for a living,” he said. “And when I am playing, I always give it 110 percent. I want people who come hear me to have a good time and forget about the problems of life for a while and just have a great evening, some amazing food and listen to some good music.”

 

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