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Whether you'd like to engage us for a world tour or are desperate to know who our hairdressers are, we're always interested in hearing from our friends and fans. We can supply promo packs to serious inquiries, and will be happy to at least entertain the idea of silly requests. Let us hear from you!

With Spud and Bill now in Portland, and with the loss of Dan Conner, the Balls' lineup has changed. You can still find Joel and Gary at Bill's Tavern, playing with some new folks.

You can hear original members, Spud, Joel, and Bill, as The Columbians - appearing every 1st Saturday in the wine bar at McMenamin's Edgefield (often with guests, like Stew Dodge and Turtle VanDemarr).

Spud can be found performing with a number of acoustic groupings. See his full calendar at

Bill can be found with Lauren Sheehan, Never Strangers, Steve Bradley's US Cadenza, and as a Mock Crest Tavern regular, appearing with Johnnie Ward's Eagle Ridin' Papas, Sharkskin Revue Jazz Big Band, and playing in the Jam Band. Check out the Mock's Calendar of Events.

Spud and Bill can still be found with 30-year-old Bond Street Blues Band, for rare appearances in Astoria, where they will play a benefit in April 2020. As well, Bill often joins Spud & the Snake Skinners for St. Patty's festivities - they'll be at McMenamin's Olympic Club March 17, 2020.

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These thumbnail images are linked to much larger versions of themselves that would have been used for purposes of printing posters, using in press releases -- whatever kind of band promotional materials are necessary and appropriate -- and for our fans. We keep them here for fans of the original lineup.

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Whoever you know as a Floating Glass Ball, be sure to catch them at Bill's Tavern in Cannon Beach, every Thursday night, from Now until Forever.

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The Balls have been treated to the opportunity to play for such events/groups as:

County Fairs - Clatsop County, Oregon & San Juan County, Washington

KMUN Troll Radio Review Broadcasts

Lughnasa Festival - Annual Astoria, Oregon harvest celebration

Astoria Warrenton Crab & Seafood Festival

Washington State Parks - Waikiki Beach Concert Series at Cape Disappointment State Park

Concerts in the Park - Cannon Beach, Oregon's annual summer music series

Astoria Sunday Market - Astoria, Oregon summer outdoor market

Nehalem Bay Winery Bluegrass Festival

Gapsody - Union Gap, Washington's Music Festival

Many other fine venues around the NW region

Numerous weddings and wedding receptions, and other life event celebrations


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I live my life on the road,
I live the life I please.
I love to smell the morning dew and catch the
     evening breeze.
I live along the river bank, along the travelled trail.
I have come for many miles, many more to sail.

— Peter 'Spud' Siegel, Up the Street

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