Scott Ross - PRIVATE EVENT
Scott is an acoustic guitarist, harmonica player and singer who has performed in the local D.C. area for over 20 years. Having been brought up in a musical family, his training began at age 5 when he learned to read music while studying classical piano. This continued into his early teens, when he began to take an interest in bass and 6 string guitar and, building on what he learned from piano, taught himself how to play. Scott learned to play left-handed on a right-handed guitar, also known by some as "gypsy style", as this is what felt most natural to him. Though this is not how the guitar was designed to be played and does make some finger contortions and picking somewhat tricky, he chose to adapt to this unconventional style. He performed with his high school jazz band, and participated in his school's Rock and Roll Revival shows, playing both keyboards and bass guitar. After also playing in several bands with friends during this time, he found he preferred the freedom of performing as a solo artist. His first professional paying performances took place overseas in December 1993 in Copenhagen Denmark, where he entertained at local downtown pubs. Scott has stayed true to his passion for great music from the 70's and 80's, and continues to be inspired to play these songs in his "melodic rock" style. He has a repertoire of over 700 songs, and also writes his own from time to time in hopes of composing some gems like so many of the great artists he appreciates.