What The Experts Say About Robert Ross
“Robert Ross is a blues icon. One of the great blues spirits.”
-Bob Fass, Radio Un-nameable, WBAI-FM, NYC, 2007
“He’s so fast, lightning would have to get on roller skates to catch him.”
-Albert King, reported by Hank Reineke, East Coast Rocker, 1988
“HOT!!” Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page,
reported by Pablo Guzman, NY Daily News, 1987
“Robert Ross is a fine singer, a snappy lyricist, and an even better blues guitarist cut from the same cloth as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, or Johnny Winter. 69 Chevy … roaring out of Southside Chicago. We’re talking electric boogie here, full tilt … concise vocals and guitar … The rain drenched pain of “White Boy Lost In The Blues” makes it a ‘tour de Ross’ all around and his dazzling guitar intro is one of the best I’ve ever heard. He saves some sizzle for the slide guitar roast “Sittin’ In The Jail House”. Move over George Thorogood and let Ross show you how to play that thing! Ross’ guitar solos are a joy to hear, technically inventive, and packed withh tortured feeling. Time after time Ross delivers the goods.”
-Bill Carlton, NY Daily News, 1981
“Okay, pay attention: Robert Ross is the real thing… powerful trio… some of the hottest blues you’re likely to hear anywhere… perpetual groove… vital and vibrant… with a mark distinctly his own… a true showman who turns in a creative and entertaining show. He and his band (Charlie Torres and George Morales) throw themselves head first into their sets, taking risks, challenging each other, pushing the edge and ultimately emerging from the melee triumphant. The arrangements of classic tunes… show an inventiveness that makes these tunes fresh… Ross’ original material is outstanding, filled with truth and humor and an individuality that shines. Imagination, speed, dexterity and flash are all words that have been used before to describe Robert’s guitar playing, but… that’s only part of the picture. He also displays fine sensitivity, a fact that can sometimes be overlooked in the face of his more spectacular guitar work. Beautiful, ringing tones… expressive notes almost torn from his axe in his own ‘White Boy Lost In The Blues’… And you can hear it in the unique, rough edged tones of his fluid voice as well. The Robert Ross Band… it won’t be long before the pond they’re swimming in becomes much larger… catch them before some record company realizes just how much they’ve got to offer.”
-Jennifer Shields, Musicians’ Exchange, 1988
“Robert Ross is an imaginative writer with files of Twilight Zone tales accumulated in his wanderings… soulful, vigorous guitar playing … agile cat quick licks… bristles with originals… Ross scores big… Ross sings in his fluid growl… saucy slide… If you’re looking for fresh guitar passion in white boy roots music, this is it.”
-Rafael Alvarez, Guitar World, 1983
“Some say the best cowboy songs are written by nice Jewish guys from Brooklyn, Robert Ross does the same for the blues… If you closed your eyes … you’d swear Ray Charles was playing Buddy Guy’s guitar. One of the East Coast’s best and most inventive bluesmen. White Boy Lost In The Blues’… piece de resistance… gutwrentching… ’69 Chevy’could probably get airplay next to a Thunderbirds shuffle …tongue-in-cheeck showmanship… scorching soul”
-Robert Makin, Aquarian Magazine, 1991
“…the bluesman wailed, his voice rough and pliant and booming… most wonderful.”
-Rafael Alvarez, Baltimore Sun, 1991
“It’s the classic mix: the old veteran, the gunslinger, the talent everyone knows (Bo Diddley), joining the new guy (Robert Ross), the one who’s still trying to get his talent out there… at the Bottom Line… the show will be particularly intriguing because Ross is one of the most impressive young blues men around-more traditional, actually, than Bo himself. In fact Ross is on the show at Diddley’s invitation, because the old master liked the young guy’s stuff.”
-David Hinckley, NY Daily News, 1985
“Ross pumped electric magic into every song he handled … Ross gets hold of a tune and it ceases to be a standard. His stiletto sharp Gibson SG, plays off J.B. (Hutto’s) sliding Epiphone guitar like Brooks and Belanger copping a double play in their prime. Ross could make ‘God Bless America’ stand on its head and rock.”
-Rafael Alvarez, Baltimore Sun, 1981
“It’s also worth noting that the show (Rick Danko & Richard Manuel of The Band) will be opened by Robert Ross, a Brooklyn bluesman who’s lately played with Bo Diddley and is picking up a well deserved following of his own. It’s good value for your money tonight at Folk City, in other words.”
-David Hinckley, Daily News, 1985
“I believe Mr. Ross and company to be among the finest performers in the New York City area and audience reaction seems to bear out this contention. The Robert Ross Band displays originality and creativity. Of particular merit are the songs “Sittin’ In The Jailhouse” and “69 Chevy”. The phones go crazy for “69 Chevy”. Furthermore, the group shows great versatility, handling traditional blues and ballads, as well as their own originals, with a high degree of ability… I honestly believe that the music of the Robert Ross Band would stand up well when compared to that of The Nighthawks, or George Thorogood & The Destroyers. And again, audience reaction seems to bear this out. In a concert format, Mr. Ross has a flair for real showmanship and his performances here have been truly memorable. I hold the group in the highest regard, and would be glad to offer a further recommendation for these outstanding musicians.”
-John Narucki, Music Director, WFMU-FM, 1979
“Robert Ross is deserving of a much larger audience… Rockin’ The Rails showcases his playing … and songwriting… and it’s a fine show… sings convincingly… exceptional slide player whether he is playing melodic licks or slashing wildly… 3 1/2 stars!”
-Jim Coen, Guitar World, 1992
“Blues in Many Colors… If the guitar above (photo of Robert Ross) seems to be on fire, don’t adjust your screen… that’s Robert Ross… turning up the heat.” Photo by Barbaraellen Koch, Suffolk Times, and News-Review, 2000
“… saucy blues… Chuck Berry-style rock ‘n’ roll… soulful vigorous guitar playing and a natural talent for songwriting. “Who You Trying To Fool”… is testimony to Mr. Ross’ songwriting ability… His songs are imaginative and musically direct … gruff… fluid voice … guitar playing … skillfully polished… sincere. Review of “It’s Rough ‘n’ Tough”.
-Rafael Alvarez, Baltimore Sun, 1984
“Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard were reeling and rocking at The Rock ‘n’ Roll Café on Saturday night… in the heart and soul of The Robert Ross Band! Robert Ross, Charlie Torres, and George Morales are three very talented individuals who give real meaning to the phrase ‘rock ‘n’ blues’… shook the house with original music and cover music… Ross’ renditions of Blue Suede Shoes, Shake Rattle and Roll, Great Balls of Fire and Maybellene were better than any I’ve ever heard. The rhythm was constant, vocals outstanding, and guitar strumming soul shaking. The three instruments sounded like six… Robert Ross wowed us.”
-Tammy Bekios, Queens Ledger, c. 1987
“Most of (“Darkness… To Light”) is excellent, and a few pieces are outstanding!!!… the outstanding pieces are ‘Born With These Blues’, ‘I Am What I Am’, ‘The Record Biz’, ‘Devil Beasts’, and ‘Come On Let’s Rock’ caught the Louisiana feel… captured both the sound and feeling very well… Very impressed with ‘The Devil Beasts’… very impressed with (The Record Biz’)… always impressed with ‘Tired Of The Road’… I still listen to (‘Rough ‘n’ Tough’)!!! I still listen to (‘Introducing Robert Ross’)… more and more I find myself drawn to ‘You Mop The Floor With Me’ after all these years. That’s a great little tune… shows off lyric ability… succeeded splendidly… the new material is brilliant…” Review of various Robert Ross CDs.
-John Narucki, WFMU-FM, 1996
“(Brownie McGhee) has made an excellent choice of partners in Blues Is Truth electric guitarist Bob (Robert) Ross a young Brooklynite with some fast fingers. Ross’s style is flashier than McGhee’s, but the two complement each other like the whiskey and water that McGhee worships is so many of his tunes… The show featured some impressive fretwork by both McGhee and Ross…”
-Clinton Wilder, Salem (Mass), Evening News 1983
” …the group performed live in our studios to an overwhelming telephone response… they performed as a part of a “Summer Festival” … It is no exaggeration to say that The Robert Ross Band was the outstanding act of the entire festival.”
-John Narucki & Dan Behrman, WFMU-FM, 1979
“Robert Ross… is a fine all around guitarist. Playing conventionally or slide, he draws from a variety of styles ranging from from Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday to the driving blues of Albert King. Although he enjoys a large following in Europe, he is relatively unknown beyond NYC. Its a shame! He has all tools to be a major star in the USA.”
-All Blues 4U, 2003
“This man (Robert Ross) is the boss!”
-Sunnyland Slim, 1978
“I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your playing.”
-Freddie King, 1970
“… Robert Ross… weaves together quicksilver guitar lines with the intelligence of a crafty boxer who lacking a sure knockout punch, strings together dazzling combinations… His whining, sustained tones recall everyone from… Mike Bloomfield, Johnny Winter… Buddy Guy and Otis Rush… liquid guitar lines… melodic adventurousness and technical finesse… and some full bodied singing.”
-Roy Greenberg, Aquarian Magazine, 1978
“(Brownie) McGhee was clearly happier to be fronting his own group consisting of two skilled NY musicians, drummer Styve Homnick and electric guitarist Robert Ross… than working with (Sonny) Terry.”
-Steve Morse, The Boston Globe, 1983
“You’re a good little guitar player.”
-Gatemouth Brown, Lone Star Café, 1978
“Robert Ross… can play blues guitar with the best of them, and that includes B.B. King… and Muddy Waters… a household face at NYC blues haunts… Ross has a few licks up his sleeve that might be news to Winter or King (any of ‘em) but he’s most reminiscent of the late T-Bone Walker. His sound is screaming, jabbing, shuffle-style blues with some scintillating slide thrown in. Ross favors the energetic approach to blues… two standout pieces were ‘Registration Blues’… and ‘Fort Lee’… hilarious… Ross is a bundle of live wires and a good showman, a match for Johnny Winter any day. Ross is a lively, humorous front man… This white boy can really smoke.”
-Bill McIllvaine, Good Times, 1981
“A cure for the Summertime Blues… spirited… tasteful potpourri of many different styles, from Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday to the driving blues of Albert King… blistering (James Brown’s “I’ll Go Crazy”)… moanful… soulful, fluid… jazz riffs… Ross gets down with Delta Slide blues (Robert Johnson‚Äôs “Love in Vain”)… Ross delivers the crying slide guitar, screeching up and down the guitar neck (Robert Johnson’s “Walking Blues”)… Stiletto pointed precision single note solos and rolling chords, rising dynamics (Albert King’s “Born Under A Bad Sign”). His close was (a Ross original) 40′s style “White Boy Lost In The Blues” a perfect finishing touch to a nicely balanced set.”
-Howard Flysher, The Greenwich Village Gazette, 2000
“Robert Ross is a flashy, fleet-fingered guitarist who has the musical depth to infuse his blues with more then a touch of rock without losing a tune’s melody in the process.” Review of “New York Really Has The Blues Volume 1″.
-Roy Greenberg, Aquarian Magazine, c. 1976
“Ross’ Stevie Ray Vaughan-like playing and Southside Johnny-ish sense of fun… make his long awaited “Sleight Of Hand” disc soulful fun… excellent playing… On such fiery tunes as Ross’ “She’s Fine as Fine Will Ever Be,” you can hear a sense of studio restraint just waiting to bust out live.”
-Bob Makin, Courier News 2003
“Ross also plays some slide guitar ala Robert Nighthawk… Ross plays his guitar at fever pitch here… Hats off to the artists… for this fine release. If you do see this one, grab it. It’s a guaranteed high point in white blues artistry.” Review of “Introducing Robert Ross”.
-Craig Ruskey, The Music World, 1981
“award-winning singer, writer, and guitarist Robert Ross and his band tastefully blend rock ‘n’ roll, folk, jazz, blues, and gospel to serve up a collection of politically charged songs meant to stir and expand the debate of current American foreign policy” Review of “What Are We Fighting For?”
“This new CD by Robert Ross would be truly something for your party … He’s done a terrific job too. “Sleight Of Hand” is a truly entertaining and good album… Robert Ross sings with great authority, has a good voice and is a brilliant guitar player, whether on the acoustic, electric or slide guitar. Robert Ross — you better remember the name.‚”
-Bjorn Wiksaas, Blues-Stikka Magazine, Norway, 2008
“… there’s a scattering of instrumental highlights, including some fine fluid guitar from Ross.” Review of “New York Really Has The Blues” & Big Joe Turner’s “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter” on Spivey Records.
-Roy Greenberg, Aquarian Magazine, 1977
“… there’s a scattering of instrumental highlights, including some fine fluid guitar from Ross…” Review of Big Joe Turner’s “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter” on Spivey Records.
-Roy Greenberg, Aquarian Magazine, 1977
“…Incredibly hot trio… a positive human being.”
-Adam Levine, American Liverpool, 1987
“What he sings comes from the soul… ‘It’s Rough ‘n Tough’ not only recalls some of the stylings of the great bluesmen of the past, but it also points out the talent of Ross himself. Memphis Slim hooked Ross up… The new album pulls out all the stops. The guitar work is reminiscent of Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughn. But even more, it contains licks that neither one of those guys ever heard of, let alone played before him. As impressive as his playing, Ross sings just as well… sounds like he’s coming from Tobacco Road.”
-Mike Hammer, Staten Island Advance, 1984
“… one of New York City’s best-kept musical secrets… his slide-guitar work… grinds and bites in a manner that does justice to these late legends… this modern fretmaster… (is) equally at ease with softer and subtler nuance as he is tearing into harder-edged 12-bar blues… rich-sounding vocal phrasing and crisp soloing. ‘Sleight of Hand’ is one musical trick worth experiencing. Rating: 9 (Out of a possible 10).”
-Manny Fernandez, Island Ear / Long Island Press, 2007
“… low down and dirty… passionate, intense, gritty… smooth, soulful, melodic voice… witty, clever, even thought-provoking lyrics… unique, eerie, imaginative writing… an upbeat, high energy, get out of your seat groove… haunting, nasty, soulful guitar… exceptional slide guitar… dynamic and explosive rhythm section… thrilling and chilling.‚” Review of “Darkness… To Light”. -Stephanie Brandt, Blues Views (NY Blues Society Newsletter), 2000
“… has long been one of New York City’s premier guitarists… an arsenal of attacks, a wide vocabulary of voicings and a full bag of styles… a one of a kind voice… great tunes… “Born With These Blues” has hit written over every bar… It’s not often you get a project that scores as highly as this one. Great songs, amazing musicians and first class production get this CD (“Darkness… To Light” ) nothing lower than the highest recommendation. Put it at the top of your list.”
-Joe Grandwilliams, Good Times, 2000
“Robert Ross is NY blues… a great technical player who can bend and wail with a lot of feeling.”
-Blues Today, c. 1986
“Nice stuff! You’re doing the right stuff. You’re the new Bob Dylan. I really like that. It’s (“What Are We Fighting For?”) really great.”
-Tom “Bones” Malone (CBS Orchestra, the Late Show With David Letterman, The Blues Brothers Band, Saturday Night Live), 2004
“Robert! Good work! When can I get a copy of that (“What Are We Fighting For?”)?”
-Dredd Scott Keyes, WBAI-FM, NYC, 2004
“Robert is a gifted songwriter, guitarist and vocalist and (on “Sleight Of Hand”) he shows us just how good he really is. Opening with “Tonight’s The Night” the first of ten originals, one is immediately impressed. Robert’s guitar solos are outstanding. Robert is also a vocalist possessed of a pitch perfect voice. The songs therefore sound complete as if they almost wrote themselves… In a world where we often look for the “next big thing” we tend to overlook our most dependable talents. On “Harlem Nocturne”, a classic instrumental, Robert’s guitar playing is a crazy mixture of rock, blues and jazz, while still remaining mysterious.”
-Richard Ludmerer, New York Blues & Jazz Society, 2007
“Sleight Of Hand is… an excellent new CD.”
-Alan Paul, Guitar World, 2002
“… what really stands out on (“Darkness… to Light”) is this trio’s upbeat power-pop sound.”
-Steve Knopper, Blues Access, 2000
“… raucous rave… excellent blues guitar… sings like he grew up in Memphis… masterful renditions of some of the best blues tunes of our time. This (“Lightness… to Dark” aka “It’s Alive!”) is blues at its best — live and gutsy. Hats in the air and let’s all cheer!”
-Generator 21, 2003
“Robert Ross, an award-winning bluesman who plays hard-driving boogie with damn good soul… this kind of music goes deep.” -Stephanie Lyons Schultz, Hat City Entertainment, 2008
“If that guy was black, I could make him a star.”
-Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records as told to Kent Cooper, Blue Labor Records at Tramps, NYC, 1980
“The Dicey Ross Band did very authentic blues with excellent arrangements highlighted by their virtuoso musicianship. One of the New York groups deserving attention from the A & R men.”
-Lewis R. Eklund, Gig Magazine, 1976.
“The Dicey Ross Band performs well … good blues numbers presented in top-notch style … Both principals excel instrumentally, and both sing blues well with Ross standing out on the slower numbers.”
-Fred Kirby, Variety, 1976
“(At a gig with Flying Fish recording artist Paula Lockheart), Ross ripped through David Bromberg’s “Will Not Be Your Fool” with his Gibson SG giving a clear efficient set of riffs that Bromberg should get a chance to hear.”
-Lou Buchanan, The Aquarian, 1977
“Robert Ross, strong in blues guitar and vocals, has assembled a good new combo … the elements and feel are there … a variety of material including good originals… performs well… sings blues well… excels instrumentally… top-notch style.” Review of show at Folk City.
-Fred Kirby, Variety, 1977
“Killer guitarist, singer and songwriter. You‚Äôre (Robert Ross) a triple threat!”
-Lenny Kunstadt, Spivey Records, c. 1976.
“(The Robert Ross Band) delivered a… thoroughly enjoyable set… highlighted by Ross’ superlative guitar playing… when he got going he just tossed his head back and smiled ecstatically, like he was in Guitar Heaven. The man… knows what playing music is all about.”
-Mark DeMatteis, Good Times Magazine, c. 1980
“Mr. Ross, a guitarist, performs frequently in New York blues clubs and has recorded with Big Joe Turner. One of his songs, “Sittin’ in the Jailhouse” has been recorded by Johnny Winter.”
-Jon Pareles, New York Times 1983
“Special mention goes to the Robert Ross Band, whose sympathetic backing of (Otis) Rush drew smiles for the blues master several times.” Review of Tramps concert.
-Roy Greenberg, Aquarian Magazine, 1979
“It is with sincere gratitude that I thank you for the wonderful performances that you have presented on behalf of H.A.I…. very fine performances… You have provided the residents in the facilities with a spiritual uplift which has caused them to talk about you for weeks at a time, always asking for a return engagement… It is apparent that you have the unique ability to capture and keep an audience’s attention… enjoyable, versatile, and sincere are just a few of the plaudits that have been used to describe your talents… comprehensive and dynamic programs.”
-Freddie Orange, Hospital Audiences Inc., 1984
“Robert Ross is a fine and dedicated musician who plays good blues and on occasion, jazz or rock.”
-Bob Javors, WKCR-FM, 1974
“… the best you can do in the Village is the occasional gig by Dicey and Ross …”
-Jerry Leightling, Village Voice, 1975
“Dicey Ross are NY’s hottest hope for the blues, and if you think you’ve heard every blues lick ever played, you’re wrong… go listen to Robert Ross, the lead guitarist.”
-Victoria Spivey show at Max’s. Kris DiLorenzo, Gig Magazine, 1976
-Bill Carlton, Daily News, 1980
“Robert Ross, also at My Father’s Place recently, has added western swing elements to his band.”
-Living Blues Magazine, 1980
“The Robert Ross Band makes a defiant political statement… “What Are We Fighting For?” represents freedom of speech and democracy in action.”
-Al Campbell, All Music Guide, 2004
“Great Night & Great Songs – You are the Best!!”
-Jim Fassel, NFL coach, c. 2000
“It was a nice evening. Everyone enjoyed your playing. You have such a beautiful, lush voice… (I’m a singer, so I know).”
-Kristine Massari, owner of Trumpets, Montclair, NJ c. 2006
“A master bluesman… a hard-charging, accomplished blues guitarist, harmonica player, and singer .. His work often has cutting social overtones… seems to hit a nerve.”
-John Bostrom, Unitarian Church Social Concerns Committee, 2006
“Robert Ross is an award winning blues artist, a nasty guitarist, a soulful vocalist and an imaginative songwriter. He and his band play hard driving boogie, hip grinding soul, burning rock ‘n’ roll, and low down & dirty blues. Every song has a story. Robert‚Äôs original songs have more … kind of real mini-novels.”
-Paul Bondovski, Blues Rocks The World, 2007
“I first heard Robert jam on (harp) with Queen Tipsy at the St. George Theatre & I knew he was a special musician. Go to his website for a sample of his playing. You won’t regret it!”
-Mike Stokes, MakinMusicNY2008
“That was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen at the Turning Point.”
-John McEvoy, owner of the Turning Point, 2007
INTERVIEW – Amazon.com
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Amazon.com: What is your name and role in the group (e.g., vocalist, guitarist)?
R.R.: My name is Robert Ross and I play the guitar, and sing in my own band. The Robert Ross Band is a trio of guitar, bass and drums. We play blues, and blues rock mostly, but don’t be surprised to hear something unexpected once in awhile too.
Amazon.com: How did you begin creating music?
R.R.: I always wanted to write songs to express my feelings and thoughts. When I started playing guitar, the process of writing sort of came into focus and I had the tools necessary to structure what I wanted to do. I started writing at 16 or 17 years of age, about the same time I started on the guitar.
Amazon.com: What musician or musicians have inspired you the most? How about other artists or authors?
R.R.: Many blues, rock and jazz artists have influenced me enormously. Perhaps the ones who have inspired me the most are Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Elmore James, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Chuck Berry.
Amazon.com: What do you want your music to communicate?
R.R.: Peace, hope, love, understanding and tolerance. Excitement, and fun are also important in life and music.
Amazon.com: If you could jam with any artists, living or dead, who would they be?
R.R.: I’ve already jammed with a few greats including Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Richie Havens, Albert King, Junior Wells, Dr. John, John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, Memphis Slim, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sunnyland Slim, and Muddy Waters. I would like to have jammed with Louie Armstrong, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Ray Charles, Howling Wolf, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hooker, Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson. Mozart, Beethoven and Bach would have been educational too, wouldn’t you think?
Amazon.com: What record would you rescue first from a burning house?
R.R.: My new, as yet untitled cd which is a work in progress would have to be first on my rescue list. Hey, a guy has to be practical. Then my Brambus cd “Darkness … To Light.” After that I’d have to get my guitar and amp out of there fast.
Amazon.com: What’s the most embarrassing album in your collection–your guilty pleasure?
R.R.: I have some stuff that some people might find ridiculous, and I might be embarrased if they knew about it, but I wouldn’t want to denigrate someone else’s taste, at least publicly. I also think that all music provides something for the soul, even if we aren’t able to verbalize it, or even feel it ourselves. It’s good for someone somewhere in some place and time. It all has a place in the great scheme of things. It’s all good, as they say.
Amazon.com: What’s your favorite book?
R.R.: Hmmm, I’m not a big reader but some of my favorite movies are “The Thing” (the black and white original), “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “Once Upon a Time In The West”, “On The Waterfront”, and “Dr. Strangelove.”
Amazon.com: Feel free to use this space to write about whatever you wish: your family, your hometown, hobbies, favorite places, where you’ve lived, where you went to school, what jobs you have had, your favorite color/food/pet/song/movie, or what you think of just about anything.
R.R.: I am an award winning blues artist who has 5 recordings out under my own name and I am currently on Brambus Records. I have been a mainstay of the NY scene since the late 1960′s. I have recorded with Big Joe Turner. One of my songs, “Sittin’ In The Jail House,”, was recorded by Johnny Winter. I have worked with Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Mama Thornton, Brownie McGhee, Otis Rush and Dr. John etc. Bill Carlton of the NY Daily News wrote, “Robert Ross is the total package …. a fine singer, a snappy lyricist, and an even better bluesrock guitarist”. Please feel free to check out my website at: WWW.ROBERTROSSBAND.COM