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St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF
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"Performing Songwriter"

Ross Christopher’s The River Child is a minimalist epic, lyrically and musically compact. Self-penned, recorded, engineered and produced, it’s a pure DIY effort.

Hailed for his electric violin prowess in live performance, Christopher is subdued, even when he trades extended guitar and violin solos—with himself—on “Blinded My Eyes (Wasting),” which borrows Dylan’s oft-quoted “Watchtower” minor progression. At turns vocally suggestive of Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk sans the trademark snarl, Christopher sings with a quiet intensity. Faith is a consistent thread as he reworks “Amazing Grace” with an altered melody line and later sings, “Release Him, let Him go” in “Barabbas,” appropriating both the Biblical prisoner’s persona and crowd’s words speaking of (and to) Christ prior to the crucifixion. —GMG - Performing Songwriter


"There's a total involvement in the music you are producing...its pretty mesmerizing. I can see why you have developed a following of fans." - 2008


"You've got some really cool, unique stuff going on, congrats on everything so far!"

Kurt Bradley of Sterling Sound (NYC)
(Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Maroon5, Ben Folds, Mat Kearney, etc.) - Kurt Bradley (Sterling Sound NYC)


"Ross spell-binding and his lyrics cultivate what you've always wanted to say but never could." - ( 2006)

"Something Refreshing"

"Songwriter and vocalist Ross Christopher sets himself apart from the ‘singer-songwriter’ sect with his fantastic electric violin playing... his violin injects vivrance into the acoustic strum and sincere vocals. Ross Christopher’s music excels...the infectious charisma...Be on the lookout."
- (, 2003)

"Rockin' With Ross"

"Their sound is resonating" - (The Index 2005)

"Ross Christopher - Sure To Please"

[in response to the self-titled, debut album "Ross Christopher"]

The album is whole and complete. You don't leave feeling short-changed or as if the band doesn't capture an element of music or emotion. Each song, independently unique, speaks something new to its listener. The album is a saving grace to today's bland modern sound. Ross Christopher clearly understands music, people, and emotion. Thus, he successfully wraps it all into his 10 track debut album. - (comomusic, 2003)

"Fiddle or Violin?"

And so the quest continues to understand the difference between fiddle and violin. Ross Christopher clearly plays neither! He's a new breed of player, doing a new breed of sounds, to what I calculate as a new breed of audience. - ( 2004)


"Ross Christopher and the Familiar Voice never fails to encourage me, and my passion for music...the lyrics always provoke thought along with the musical beauty."
- (BackstageComm, 2006)

"The River Child - Album Review"

Ok, this is big. Not big as in its going to sell 10 gazillion copies (probably not), but big as in artistically and musically unique, unusual and satisfying. Ross Christopher is not a name I'd heard before (nor likely have you); but this might just be one of the more eclectically exciting albums to grace the market in 2008. Ross Christopher's The River Child soars at times like Radiohead, rages like Spirit Of The West and has a bare emotional component similar to Ben Folds' recordings.

The River Child opens with Two, sounding like something Jay Semko might have dreamed. The River Child has an airy brilliance to it that is disturbing and wonderful all at once. Blinded My Eyes (Wasting) delivers an ethereal rock sound that skates the chasm between Radiohead and late Pink Floyd. Be sure to check out Little White Anger, which seethes in its own discordance. Other highlights include Whispering Lilies, Amazing Grace and Perfect Sound.

Ross Christopher marches to the beat of his own drummer, not managing to sound exactly like anyone in particular while giving definite nods along the way. The River Child is the sort of album that folks may look back on in several years as a watershed moment, but I have a feeling it may not get the attention it deserves because it is eclectic and brilliant and just too good to be recognized for what it is. This is a Wildy's World Certified Desert Island Disc without doubt. Whatever else you check out musically in 2008, make sure Ross Christopher is on the list. You'll thank me. You'll see.

Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)


You can learn more about Ross Christopher at The River Child is due for release in September/October 2008. Keep checking about at Ross Christopher’s website for more specific release info. - Wildy's World PUBLICATIONS


Boxes And Human Fog (spring 2011)
The River Child (September 2008)
Act Alive (fall 2006)
Another Week (summer 2004)
Solos (winter 2003)
Ross Christopher (fall 2002)



ROSS CHRISTOPHER, an artist that plucks the electric violin from complete obscurity and places it front and center, is holding down main melodic duties in a forward-thinking alternative, indie-rock sound.

ROSS CHRISTOPHER is “intensely original,” creating gritty textures and delivering them with confidence and zeal. Clearly influenced by groups such as Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and U2, ROSS CHRISTOPHER weaves intricate sonic textures while telling stories accumulated along life’s long, winding road. Resonating with questions, intimacy, faith, love, and tales of growth and transition, the lyrics are ubiquitous and speak to the human experience. With songs arranged to pop-perfection, it’s only a matter of time before ROSS CHRISTOPHER rises to the top of the charts.

Response to ROSS CHRISTOPHER has been developed from a strong grassroots following, selling thousands of albums worldwide. He is currently touring to promote his 6th studio release, BOXES AND HUMAN FOG, where it has been received with rave reviews from both critics and fans. It has landed RC on bills with nationally touring groups such as Guster, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Gavin DeGraw, The Wallflowers, The Black Crowes, and many more, which has also helped him perfect the live show for which he has become notorious. Live ROSS CHRISTOPHER concerts are known for gripping electric-violin solos, seamless guitar work, tight percussive grooves, and intense melodies, all of which are performed with passion and sincerity.

If you haven’t already, grab a copy of BOXES AND HUMAN FOG and be sure to catch a ROSS CHRISTOPHER show before tickets sell out, and for the most current information on music, gigs, merchandise, and other news, go to,, and

written by Brandon Marcowik