From Justin Eslinger –
From the 1930s up until his death in 1978, EC Ball, of Rugby, Virginia, wrote, recorded and performed hundreds of folk and gospel tunes.
On December 8, Tompkins Square records will release “Face a Frowning World: An EC Ball Memorial Album.” Over 16 tracks, singers Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jolie Holland, the Handsome Family, Jon Langford, Michael Hurley, Cathy Irwin, Joe Manning, Pokey LaFarge and Dave Bird explore the music of EC Ball, with most tracks backed by the Health & Happiness Family Gospel Band.
The Gospel Band will celebrate the release of the CD with a show at the Vernon Club on Saturday, December 12. Doors open at 9pm with a $7 cover.
Check it on Amazon,