PRODUCER BASS GUITARIST LIVE STUDIO LESSONS
Rich Ross, a multifaceted musician, has journeyed through the world of music since his early days in junior high school. His unwavering dedication to the bass guitar revealed his destiny in the music industry.
A Denver native, Rich’s musical career took flight when he became the bassist for the acclaimed punk band, Innocent Addiction. In the 1990s, he diversified his musical palette by delving into the realms of metal and rock, all while sharing his knowledge as a music educator at the esteemed Crescendo Music store. Notably, teaching along side Chris Broderick, a former member of Megadeth and the current guitarist for In Flames. These formative experiences as a sought-after bassist and educator set the stage for his future accomplishments.
Rich, a committed career musician, has traversed an extensive spectrum of musical genres, including funk, R&B, rock, pop, and progressive metal. His impressive touring history includes partnerships with renowned acts such as The Samples, an alternative rock band from Colorado, and country artists like Phil Vassar, Josh Thompson, and Josh Gracin from Nashville. He has also shared the stage with Texas country-rocker Rich O’Toole, alternative rock sensation Xiren, and the dynamic pop/rock ensemble potemkin|square, among others.
In 2015, Rich took on the role of bassist for the internationally acclaimed American Rock Band, The Freddy Jones Band, known for chart-topping rock radio hits like “In A Daydream” and “Take the Time.” Alongside original member Marty Lloyd, Rich continues to captivate audiences across the nation, performing in theaters and clubs.
Rich’s commitment to excellence extends to his choice of equipment. He proudly endorses Modulus Basses, Aguilar Amplification, Morley, and D’Addario Strings, ensuring that his sound remains as exceptional as his live performances.
”Never Change” is brand new music produced by three-time Grammy winning producer Justin Niebank.
The bass is the link between harmony and rhythm. It is the foundation of a band. It is what all the other instruments stand upon, but it is rarely recognized as that. – Victor Wooten