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Pastime (2008)

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

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James Cooley w/ Ethinks Committee

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Days are Defined by the Dreams Inbetween

The Doobwahs

Paul Hotchkiss

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Ross Durand

BIOGRAPHY

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.

BAND MEMBERS
Ross Durand - Guitar, vocals, mandolin, harmonica, Appalachian Dulcimer, percussion, drums, kazoo.

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009

GENRES
Folk

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.rossdurand.com


Completed Albums

Pastime(2008)

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.


Prologue: Myth
Play Ball
Dirt on your Sox
Saturday at Fenway
The Babe
Negro Leagues
Rookie of the Year   (preferred)
The Shot
It Even Got to Me
Out to the Ball Game
Ease Up on the Drugs
Spring Training
Epilogue: Somewhere

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


Lookin' for You (Twelve Misty Mountains)   Download
Keep Movin' On (I Met a Young Child)   Download
All That Was Left Was The Truth (I saw 10,000 Talkers)   Download
Wounded in Love   Download
Fork in the Road (Where the home in the Valley meets the Damp Dirty Prison)   Download
(I've Walked and I've Crawled on) Six Crooked Highways   Download
Black Branch (Blood that Kept Dripping)   Download
I met a Young Girl (She Gave me a Rainbow)   Download
Here, Right Now (I Heard the Song of a Poet)   Download
I saw a White Ladder (All covered with Water)   Download
I heard 10,000 whisperin' (and Nobody listening)   Download
I'll Know my song Well (Before I start Singing)   Download
I Heard the Sound of a Thunder   Download
Goin' Back Out   (preferred)   Download
Fork in the Road (electric bonus track)   Download