Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan
40th Anniversary Celebration
Date/TimeSaturday, October 26 at 8 PM
Although they both had been playing individually for years, Tom and Kenny met and began making music together 40 years ago when guesting on local radio KCSB. After they had played a song, the station received a phone call offering them $15 and a pizza to come to play at the Sojourner. They accepted – but only after holding out for free beer. The rest, as they say, is history.
The Flying Fish/Rounder recording artists have now been playing their unique blend of guitar and harmonica blues, rags, and good time music to widely diverse audiences for 40 years. Their live performances include concerts, clubs, and festivals all over the world.
Together and separately they have worked on countless film scores, TV soundtracks, commercials, and sessions. They’ve appeared on television internationally, have played for audiences of 300 million via Voice of America and are frequent guests of National Public Radio. Between them, they have issued 14 CDs, 12 instructional books and several DVDs. In addition to working with Kenny, Tom has played on over 260 CDs… and Kenny was recently honored by Martin Guitars with his own Signature Model 000-18KS. For more info, feel free to access tomballkennysultan.com.
Any musical act that can stick together 40 years is worth celebrating – but especially one that was born and nurtured here in Santa Barbara. In their long career, the boys have played every venue in town – from the smallest dive bar to the County Bowl – but our own Lobero Theater has always been their favorite. Come join the party!