New CD “Upstate Crossroads”

NERFA 2023 Formal Showcase Artist

No. 1 album on the Folk Alliance International Chart, January 2023

“Ball is off to an exceptional solo career, as evidenced by these timeless and infectious songs.” —Tom Haugen,

“When I heard your album I thought that I was listening to a much older fiddle player—in the best possible way.” —Matt Watroba WKAR, Lansing, MI

“One of the best fiddlers I have ever heard.” —Dick Hageman WMNR, Monroe, CT

“Upstate Crossroads is pure joy! Fresh, surprising arrangements and infectious rhythms deliver a diverse, playful musical celebration. Good luck sitting still while this record plays! An exceptional record by one of New York’s best fiddlers and musicians.” —Joe Crookston

Tim Ball is a fiddler, guitarist, producer, and teacher from upstate New York, with deep roots in traditional New York, New England, and Irish-American fiddle music.

Tim Ball’s debut solo album Upstate Crossroads, featuring fiddle tunes and traditional songs from upstate New York and the surrounding old-time and Celtic traditions, was the No. 1 CD of January 2023 on the FAI Folk music chart. The success of the album has set Tim on a new path as an artist.

Upcoming shows

Lessons & Camps

Drawing from 15 years of teaching experience, Tim offers one-on-one lessons in fiddle, violin, viola, and guitar, as well as group workshops in fiddle, guitar, and improvisation at music camps. With a private studio of in-person students in Ithaca, NY, Tim also teaches online.