I’ve met some pretty cool people and the road, and one of those people is Ross Neilsen! Two Autumns ago we passed each other, heading in opposite directions on the road – I eavesdropped on Ross and his band at lunch (or as I like to think of it, ‘conducted research’) and as my eavesdropping was abundantly obvious, Ross made fun of me – instantly worming his way into my heart. A few months later, when he and the band played just over an hour from where I was, I went and listened to him and his band. Love their sound! Love listening to Ross even more singing solo, as I discovered a few months later at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee!
Here’s a little taste of Ross …
and his band (with a couple of extra friends on stage) …
So I have many old favourites of Ross’ that I love to listen to, but those aside, Ross has come out with one new solo CD (The Shack Up Sessions) and one new CD from the band (Resurrection), so I’m looking forward to relishing in some new to my ears tunes, like this one …
And might I add, shortly after publishing this post, it was announced that Ross won Blues Recording of the Year at the Music NB Awards tonight for The Shack Up Sessions! Way to go Ross!
Now if you are lucky enough to be in BC this week, here is where you can catch the Ross Neilsen Band (featuring Ross Neilsen on Guitar and Vocals, Karl Gans on the Drums, and Jim the Temp on Bass) as Ross Neilsen and the boys RAWK British Columbia:
- Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm at Sumac Ridge Winery in Summerland, BC
- Thursday October 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Heritage Grill in New Westminster, BC
- Friday October 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm playing a House Concert in Courtenay, BC
- Saturday October 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Blues and BBQ at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, BC
The rest of the country will be able to catch Ross and the Band after that as they make their way back across country. Click here for tour dates and locations of the Resurrection Tour.