Ross Durand is a Southern California native singer-songwriter in the post-Dylan tradition. Raised on classical music and The Beatles, Ross turned his songwriting attention to the simplicity of folk-music in his college years while continuing to pursue more complex musical ideas through composition. Ross has also written songs for independent film and was an award winner in the 2004 Unisong songwriting contest.
Ross Durand - Guitar, vocals, mandolin, harmonica, Appalachian Dulcimer, percussion, drums, kazoo.
OTHER BAND SITES
Pastime is a song cycle tracing the history of American Baseball. Track one is about the folklore of baseball's origin, from there the album travels through the Black Sox scandal, through the golden age of Babe Ruth, the Negro Leagues, the Radio years, commercialism steroids, and the game's continuing dream. The musical styles of the album are based in folk and Americana and evoke the spirit of the game and its various incarnations overtime. Even reviewers who admit to not being fans of baseball have enjoyed the album for it's evocative and observational nature.
Goin' Back Out - Hard Rain songs Vol. I(2009)
In 1963 Bob Dylan said that each line of his song "A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall" was really the first line of a whole other song. On Goin' Back Out Ross Durand takes his shot at writing 14 of those songs. This albm is not an attempt to imitate Dylan or try to write the songs he would have written, merely to use those lines as starting points to songs of their own. But each of those lines has such power and personality that Dylan's lifetime influence on Ross Durand show's through as well. Written and recorded entirely during the month of February as part of FAWM and RPM, 2009. (c) and (p) 2009 Ross Duran