Peirson Ross

Peirson Ross

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

Sounds like blues written in a meadow. "You rarely hear such an old soul write with such a young heart. 'This one good thing lets Peirson Ross give it all away'. An unforgetable live experience"! Allison MacNeil, CBC Radio

Biography

The Peirson Ross Collective Born in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Ross was steeped in folk music from his youth. His formative years were spent listening to: Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Beethoven Richie Havens, Peter Gabriel and Neil Young. He went to public school at Lawrence Park Collegiate, when he learned to play the guitar. As a young adult, Ross enrolled in Kings College, Dalhousie to study Literature and Anthropology. While a university student, Ross began performing in local clubs and coffee houses and was first discovered by John "Wheels" Hurlbut, an engineer who has worked with artists such as James Taylor, The Band, Sarah McLachlan, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Daniel Lanois and U2. Wheels introduced Ross to the studio world and helped him produce his first two records. Many accounts of Ross have focused on his stories of the homeless and his cross-country adventures as a wilderness guide, but a large part of his enduring popularity is due to his meticulous songwriting, odd guitar tunings, lyricism and soothing voice.

Lyrics

A Boy Caught On Words

Written By: Peirson Ross

I CAN'T HEAR
WHAT YOU SAY
WHEN YOU'RE
SHOUTING IN MY FACE
GOD KNOWS MY NAME
I DON'T NEED YOUR WORD
TO BE SAVED
ALL I NEED IS
AN OPEN MIND
THAT'S FREE
FREE FROM THE
BRAINWASHING MACHINES
GOD KNOWS YOUR NAME
YOU DON'T NEED MY WORD
TO BE SAVED

BECAUSE
I'M A BOY CAUGHT ON WORDS
SO LET'S NOT SAY A WORD
WE DON'T NEED A WORD
TO HAVE FAITH

I WON'T CRITICIZE YOUR WAY
WE'VE GOT THE SAME BELIEFS
WITH DIFFERENT NAMES
GOD KNOW OUR NAMES
WE DON'T NEED A WORD
TO BE SAVED
DON'T SAY A WORD

BECAUSE
THIS IS A BOYCOTT ON WORDS
SO LET'S NOT BE ABSURD
WE DON'T NEED A WORD
TO BE SAVED

Discography

A Boy Caught on Words - LP (2007)
Beneath the Great - EP (to be released Feb.19, 2008)

Canada - CBC Radio.

Set List

10-15 songs, solo acoustic guitar.

45 minutes average.