About Robert Ross
It was just announced that Robert Ross has won a 2010 New York Music Award for Best Live Blues Artist. Ross also won in 1989 and has been nominated 6 times over the years along with the likes of John Hammond, Johnny Copeland, Taj Mahal, and Roscoe Gordon. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, slide guitarist, & harmonica player is known for a wide variety of blues, jazz, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and other roots music. He performs as a solo (acoustic or electric), as an electric duo, or with The ROBERT ROSS BAND, and also The BLUESMANIAN DEVILS. Robert worked and recorded with Big Joe Turner for Spivey Records & Doc Pomus. He also worked with Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Brownie McGhee, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim, Otis Rush, Dr. John, J.B. Hutto, Victoria Spivey, Louisiana Red, Eddie Kirkland, Floyd Jones, Homesick James, Bobby Lewis, Pinetop Perkins, Charles & Cyrille Neville, David “Honey Boy” Edwards, Curtis Steigers, Curtis Knight, Linda Hopkins, Wilbert Harrison, & Champion Jack Dupree. One of Ross’ songs was recorded by Johnny Winter and appeared on 2 cds, and 2 other originals appeared on ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children”. The Robert Ross Band has toured Europe and North America. Ross has performed at numerous festivals including the Chicago Blues Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, and is a perennial at the Riverhead Blues Festival on Long Island. Robert has 7 internationally released cds out in his own name.
“Robert Ross is a blues icon, one of the great blues spirits.” Bob Fass Radio Un-nameable WBAI.