"This heart won't ever give up
This heart is made of steel."
From "Heart of Steel" by Bridget Ball
Strong words. Strong melodies. Strong performances. These are what have put Bridget Ball in front of audiences from the Smithsonian to concert halls and festivals, to radios in living rooms and dashboards across the country.
Bridget was born and raised in central New York State, where the foothills of the Adirondacks melt into the rolling hills of New England and the Midwest begins to weave its love affair with the horizon. Her music was born and raised there too, in the tap rooms and taverns, hardware stores and kitchens of a people living and dying, laughing and loving in the crossroads of America.
Bridget has eight recordings to her credit, each of which has enjoyed heavy airplay on radio stations nationwide that feature folk/acoustic music. Artists who have contributed to her recordings include such acoustic innovators as John Sebastian, Cindy Cashdollar (Asleep at the Wheel), Garth Hudson (The Band), Artie Traum, Jay Ungar, Tony Trischka, Steve Riley, and Bill Staines.
Bridget also has been featured in several public television documentaries, including Songs from the Heart of the Adirondacks and Christmas in the Adirondacks. Her highly acclaimed Arts in Education program, "Sisters and Friends," is the subject of a PBS documentary, A Song for Sisters.
In her "other" life, Bridget works as a Financial Planning Specialist at a prestigious Wall Street investment firm where she helps her clients prepare for retirement, protect their savings and invest for the future.
Bridget has been married since 1984 to singer/songwriter/storyteller Christopher Shaw. They currently live just south of the Adirondack Park in rural Rensselaer Country. Chris and Bridget have two children, Christopher Donald "Tinker" Shaw, born March 3, 1995 and Silas Henry Shaw, born March 6, 1998.
Darlin' Rosie Twining Tree 0114-2 (2001)
Songs from the Big Front Porch (with Christopher Shaw) Twining Tree 9611-2/4 (1996)
Mountain Snow & MistleTWO (with Christopher Shaw) Hudson River Co/Twining Tree 9410-2/4 (1994)
Bricks and Windows Hudson River Co./Twining Tree 9307-2/4 (1993)
Mountain Snow & Mistletoe (with Christopher Shaw) Hudson River Co./Twining Tree 9106-2/4 (1991)
Almost Dancing Hudson River Co./Twining Tree 9004-2/4 (1990)
Mothers and Daughters Hudson River Co./Twining Tree 8903-4 (1989)
Duffy Rose Hudson River Co./Twining Tree 8601-4 (1986)