Raised in Illinois, but getting his start as a solo musician in High Ridge Missouri, Colt Ball is a high energy, wide range genre, multi instrumentalist that has been referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife of Music”. You can find influences of reggae, ska, blues, rock, hip hop, pop, folk, funk, and soul in his music.
Colt recorded his first EP, All Mixed Up in 2021 with Middle of Nowhere Music. Colt released a series of singles from another EP in the Spring 2023. That body of work was recorded by Cas Haley over at Big Hope Studios.
Colt is playing shows all over the midwest and is now performing with full band to take his sound to the next level! Feel Good Music is the name and sharing space is the game!
Born from an open-mic bluegrass jam in St. Louis, Missouri, One Way Traffic is a five-piece band with an eclectic sound. Inspired greatly by Americana, Blues, and Jazz, the band combines their individual influences to create a gumbo chock full of musical deliciousness and surprise.
In just four years together, One Way Traffic have quickly established themselves as a premier band within the St. Louis music scene, selling out shows monthly at the storied Broadway Oyster Bar and playing world-class venues like The Sheldon Concert Hall, The Pageant, and Old Rock House.
Their ability to connect with fans in their hometown has led them to stages across the country, opening for and sharing the bill with bands like Yonder Mountain String Band, Kitchen Dwellers, Leftover Salmon, Split Lip Rayfield, and Twiddle. Additionally, their name can often be spotted on festival line ups like Blue Ox, John Hartford Memorial, and Pickin’ On Picknic. Just after releasing their first album in 2019, “Turn Right”, they won the band competition at Northwest String Summit.
With the release of “Move Into The Outside” in 2023, and another album on the way, One Way Traffic continues to establish their mark on pop culture with no signs of stopping.
One Way Traffic is Sam Avery (Guitar/Vocals), Leah Osborne (Baritone Uke/Vocals), Sam Aubuchon (mandolin), and Erik Ferguson (Bass).