Vermont born, fifth generation fiddle player, Patrick Ross won the Vermont-State Fiddle Championship at age fourteen. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and shared stages with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Paul McCartney. In 2012, he was invited to perform at both the Calvin Coolidge Theater in The Library of Congress and The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. He has had the pleasure of working with Christopher Lloyd in a recent production of, “Call Of The Wild 3D” and assisted in the scoring of the film. He now lives in Newbury, Vermont with his wife and daughter. He works and teaches in collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center and has recently started an independent record label called Rock Farmer Records with the mission of producing, recording and preserving Roots music. His solo concerts include a world wide range of fiddle styles as well as songs he has penned with guitar, banjo, mandolin and cello. For full length videos and other musings please visit www.patrickrossmusic.com
The story begins in the borderlands of Quebec in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom where Patrick Ross learned traditional folk tunes from his father and began his journey as a fifth generation fiddle player. Outlaw Country, Blues, Gospel, Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Classical and Bluegrass are all stops along the way though this autobiographical account of the artist’s formative moments in music. Life lessons, laughs and the associated sounds of people and places that have enriched Ross’s catalog are the topic of this multi-instrument, multi-genre acoustic concert.
With every name there’s a face, a place and an accent. There is, more importantly, a way of doing things that is at the heart of identity, whether personal, cultural or musical. From backyard BBQ’s to stadium concerts, each experience along the way has expanded Patrick’s musical vocabulary to match any occasion and to better express himself.
Having crossed many borders in the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe, a show is Patrick Ross’s statement on identity through ways of, “doing music”.
“Holding Hands With Fire” Patrick Ross – Traveling Sound tour- Londonderry VT 9/30/17
Highlights from The Walkover Gallery’s “Cabin Fever Series”. Bristol, VT 1/27/18
“It’s not just the technical expertise or the mastery of an amazing variety of styles that puts Vermont fiddler Patrick Ross several steps above and beyond practically all other players; Ross’s eclectic taste and raw energy make sparks and create musical magic every time his bow hits the strings.”- Robert Resnik – VPR –
“Accomplished, innovative, imaginative, and supremely musical, Ross captured the adrenalin of a thousand hearts. As the last note spiraled into the stratosphere and evaporated, the crowd sprang to its feet and roared for more.” – Stephen Pedersen The Halifax Gazette –
“Patrick kicks the devil’s ass down to Georgia and back…”
– Dan Bolles 7 Days Magazine-