David Ball in PSJ for Operation Troop Aid

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 12:08 PM.

Grammy Award winner David Ball will bring his band to Port St. Joe to perform at the Thirsty Goat at 9 p.m. Nov. 10, the day before Veteran’s Day. This special show, part of a 2-week swing through Florida, will benefit David’s charity, Operation Troop Aid.

After selling 3 million copies of his debut record Thinkin’ Problem, Ball collaborated with Bob Dylan on The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers – A Tribute and won a Grammy for his contribution to the 2005 collection Beautiful Dreamer- The Songs of Stephen Foster. He was one of the first artists to take an independent release to the Country Top 5, with 2002’s “Riding With Private Malone.”

In 2011, Ball became an Honorary Board Member of his charity, Operation Troop Aid.  OTA raises money for care packages delivered at mail call to the US military around the world and offers bill assistance once veterans return home. OTA merchandise will be available night of show, with 100% of the proceeds going back to the charity.  For more info or to donate, visit http://www.davidball.com/operationtroopaid.htm

Ball is currently on tour in support of his ninth studio album, Sparkle City, being backed by his band, The Pioneer Playboys, the same band used on record.  The Austin Chronicle said of the album, “he glides between swing, honky-tonk, blues, and even a touch of Tex-Mex, with the ease of George Strait, the difference being Ball composes his own material.”  A new single, dedicated to Operation Troop Aid, will be released early 2013.  David’s first Christmas collection, The Greatest Christmas, has just been released.

For ticket information, contact the Thirsty Goat 850-229-7678.

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