"Rick offers fine original songs, fresh versions of Robert Johnson's blues, and a 12-string guitar 'Ella Speed' that would make Leadbelly proud."
Roaring Brook Concerts, Canton, CT
"Just can't wait to see more original songs in the future from this great singer/songwriter...Fans: Anyone who appreciates listening to a good, traditional bluegrass/folk album that has down-to-earth lyrics. Fans of Steve Gillette, Emmy Lou Harris, Tom Rush and maybe even the occasional Eric Clapton fan."
"An able guitar player as well as a songwriter, Rick Ross displays his love of country, folk and Bluegrass in Dylan-esque songs that incorporate elements of all three genres. A strong dose of bluesy soul adds weight to these evocative, lyrical songs."
"That approach with sparse folk instruments and electric lead is very hip. I think it's a good place to come from these days. I like the whole project. Good feeling on the whole album."
Steve Gillette, singer/songwriter
"...gentle, country-folk type slice-of-life ballads that seem somehow autobiographical and so very real."
"Rick Ross adds new dimensions to blues tunes such as 'Ella Speed' and 'Mobile-Texas Line.' If you like James Taylor or Jim Croce, Rick Ross is a guy for you."
River Valley Reader, Spring Valley, MN
"Don't sell that guitar!."
Jorma Kaukonen, Hot Tuna
"You're fifty?!?!? F**k you!!!!."
Paul Geremia, bluesman
"Nice fingerpicking on the guitar. Pleasant songs and good delivery."
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