Robert Ross has been nominated six times throughout his career and has received numerous awards, including The New York Music Awards Best Blues Artist (1989) and Best Live Blues Artist (2010), from the New York Music Awards. He won the East Coast Rocker Award for Best Blues Artist in 1991.
Ross has worked with legendary players; Big Joe Turner, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Rush, Dr. John, Memphis Slim, J.B. Hutto, Eddy Kirkland, Floyd Jones, Homesick James, Brownie McGhee, Sunnyland Slim, Bobby Lewis, Charles Ward (Ink Spots), Pinetop Perkins, Charles & Cyrille Neville, and others, and jammed with Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jay McShann, Junior Wells, and Art Blakey.
Ross' discography includes
his 2004 CD, What Are We Fighting For (Fountainbleu Records),
and Sleight of Hand (Fountainblue 2002), re-mastered by Dennis
Ferrante (Elvis, Aerosmith, John Lennon). In 1999, Brambus released
Ross’ live CD, Lightness To Dark, and in 1996, Darkness
To Light. In 1991, Ross released Rockin’ the Rails on his
label, Blue Planet Records. .
© December 2011
Photos: Susan O'Kane