Dave Ross

Dave Ross

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

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Biography

Dave Ross ( piano, organ, guitar) began playing music at the age of 10. He had been exposed to blues at an early age with the help of his father, and travels to the East Coast. He would continue to play guitar exclusively throughout his college years in Burlington, Vermont. It was during his last years in college that David was exposed to the sound of Hammond organ player, Jimmy Smith. He would quickly make the transition from guitarist to keyboardist and focus solely on the Hammond organ. With no formal training on the piano or organ, he would quickly become proficient on this new instrument. After returning to Chicago after school, David hopped on stage one night at Chicago’s legendary Kingston Mines blues club and unknowingly performed along-side blues legend John Primer, a 30 year veteran of the Chicago blues. The very next day he found himself fully committed to performing in the Chicago blues scene exclusively with John Primer. (Muddy Waters’ last guitarist 1979-1981) David soon had the pleasure of performing onstage with Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Larry McCray, Shemekia Copland, The Yardbirds, Lurrie Bell, Matthew Skoler, Chico Banks, and band-mate Michael Morrison (former bass player for Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Luther Allison, Chuck Berry, and James Cotton. While playing keyboards for John Primer Blues Band, David has had the opportunity to extensively tour professionally throughout the world. This included the six-week Efes Pilsen Blues Festival Tour in Turkey as well as other concerts in Russia, Kazakstan, Serbia, Greece, Japan, France, and Romania. In addition to these bands, David had the opportunity to perform gospel on the Hammond B3 at the Inspired Body of Christ Baptist Church on Chicago's West Side, alongside Pastor, Dr. T.C. Raven. Some influences of Dave include Taj Mahal, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Mcgriff, Allman Brothers, Freddie King, Trey, God Street Wine, Robert Walters, and Muddy Waters. David currently resides in New York, taking a break from performing while writing and hopes to return to the stage in the near future.

Lyrics

The Good Life

Written By: Dave Ross

Well it's the good life
You always get what your need
Well it's the good life
Gourmet cooking and the finest Feed
Well it's the good life
But someday it might be rough
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So now you gotta.....
Fill up your cup, gotta live it up
Till fate said it's had enough
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Well it's the good life
You got your fast cars and your Shiny wheels
Well it's the good life
You got your raquetball and your Business deals
Well it's the good life
But someday it might be tough
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So now you gotta.....
Fill up your cup, you gotta live it up
Till fate said it's had enough
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Well it's the good life
You got your fancy clothes and your Limosine
Well it's the good life
You got your wine and cheese and Fine cuisine
Well it's the good life
But someday it might be rough

So now you gotta.....
Fill up your cup, you gotta live it up
Till fate said it's had enough

Well it's the good life

Well it's the good life
Some win and some lose
Well it's the good life
But it's your choice to choose
Well it's the good life
And someday it might get tough
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So now you gotta.....
Fill up your cup, you gotta live it up
Till fate said it's had enough
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Discography

Look Both Ways - The Right Reason (2012)
Swingin, Shuffling - The Special 20's (2010)
John Primer - All Originals (2009)
The Special 20's - Swinging, Smoking and Shufflin (2008)
John Primer - Live at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted Chicago DVD (2005)
Butterfat Brothers - Live at Higher Ground (2004)

Set List

ORIGINALS

Get Goin (9:00)
Untie Your Tie (8:00)
Movin (6:00)
Slide (7:00)
The Good Life (5:00)
Burlington Home (8:00)
Forte (9:00)
Fellowman (5:00)
Meyers Lady (5:00)
Swingin
Listen To Somebody Else
Only Takes One Minute
Poor Man Blues

COVERS
Little Wing (5:00)
Whipping Post (12:00)
Red House (9:00)
The Weight (5:00)
Daniel and the Green Wave (8:00)
Fire (6:00)
Going Down
Black Magic Women
Hard To Handle