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Robert Ross The Bluesmanian Devil @ Reality Bites
Friday, May 13, 2011
9pm - 11:15pm
100 Main St., Nyack, NY 10960
A solo performance featuring Robert Ross on vocals, guitar, slide guitar, & harp from 9pm to 11:15pm or so.
Robert Ross Band @ 773 Lounge
Saturday, May 14, 2011
9pm - 12:30am
773 Coney Island Ave., (@ Cortelyou Rd.), Brooklyn, NY 11218
This exciting new venue is located in South Prospect Park in Brooklyn USA.
Featuring: Dave Dawson (drums), Dave Hofstra (upright bass), & Robert Ross (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, & harp). We will perform from 9pm to 12:30am. Free Admission.
Robert Ross @ Lincoln Tavern
Sunday, May 15, 2011
6pm - 9pm
130 Lincoln Ave., Staten Island, 10306
A solo performance featuring Robert Ross on vocals, guitar, slide guitar, & harp from 6pm to 9pm. If all works out this will be a weekly Sunday gig so come on down and support Lincoln's Tavern on Staten Island.
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 can sit on my front porch and rock me anytime - Killer guitarist and singer who is the essence of a true blues man. And that show with you and Big Nancy together was just extraordinary - the chemistry was fantastic !! "John Muller, New Jersey Sunset Blues Cruise on the A.J. Meerwald, 2011.
“I just wanted to thank you again for an amazing performance Friday night at Centenary. I wish there were a way you and (Big) Nancy could find a way to record some stuff together. There truly is something about you two playing together that brings out the best of you both. The after party was, what can I say, I laughed, I cried, I submit it for any award consideration that may be given out for that kind of performance. You are a one of a kind individual who I am glad I know.” Uncle Pete Hoff, WNTI Radio about our 2011 Centenary Blues Fest performance.
“I just wanted to thank you again for an amazing performance Friday night at Centenary. I wish there were a way you and (Big) Nancy could find a way to record some stuff together. There truly is something about you two playing together that brings out the best of you both. The after party was, what can I say, I laughed, I cried, I submit it for any award consideration that may be given out for that kind of performance. You are a one of a kind individual who I am glad I know. We'll talk soon my friend, and thanks.”Uncle Pete Hoff, WNTI Radio about our 2011 Centenary Blues Fest performance.
"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 ... 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 with tortured feeling. Time after time Ross delivers the goods." Bill Carlton, NY Daily News, 1981
"Okay, pay attention: Robert Ross is the real thing … 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 throw themselves head first into their sets, taking risks, challenging each other, pushing the edge and ultimately emerging from the melee triumphant … 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 … 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." 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