"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."

Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
(F.A.M.E. - acousticmusic.com)