Chris Ross has spent a decade tucked away on the coast of Maine developing his voice as a writer. Inside the arsenal of tracks he’s penned, one finds dangerous, hard-hitting reflections; stories of love, life and longing. Tinted with an appetite for self-destruction, his writing style is smooth and eloquent while remaining sincere to genuine grit of experience. When his sonorous vocals found affinity with a band, the evolution cultivated a multifaceted, visceral experience for listeners, an auditory landscape much like that of Maine itself: Humble yet dramatic, severe yet sweet, cold and resonant with a nearby fire throwing heat.
He was named the 2014 Songwriter of the Year – The New England Music Awards.
“The world Ross describes in his songs is one that’s probably very familiar to the devoted fan base he’s developed over the years; hard-drinking, hard-working, honest, wry, and, hidden behind a tough exterior, a well of intelligence and emotional depth.” – Bangor Daily News
“A voice made for acoustic guitar, more dirt road than gravel, never sliding off to twang, and sharply honest” –Bluebird Reviews
“Young Once is pure Americana. Fans of Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, and storytellers of similar ilk, will find this album and act most appealing.” –Bluebird Reviews