Greg Ball was born and raised in the picturesque southwestern Ontario community of St. Marys, near London. At summer camp as a teen, he experienced one of those ‘life changing’ moments that many adolescents endure, but it’s one that has made his life richer.
“It was when a camp counsellor stole the heart of one girl away from me. We were about to make out and he brought out a guitar and sang a song around a camp fire and she fell in love with him. He was counsellor so nothing happened, but it totally turned her off me. I witnessed first-hand the power that music could have. I was like, holy crap; I need to get a guitar. I asked my mom for a guitar and my folks have always been totally supportive so I got a guitar and a chord chart and started plugging away.”