Monday, August 11, 2008

Fred Ross is a busy guy

Fred Ross has over the years been a very busy guy. Fred has recorded with a number of artists in the past including Pee Wee Ellis, Miguel Migs, and Doc Kupkas Strokeland Super Band, and plays frequently around the San Francisco Bay Area with his own band "The Fred Ross Project", as well as other Bay Area Bands.

Most recently however, Fred completed a brief European tour with Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley doing "An African Tribute To James Brown". Fred Ross of coarse provided the vocals. This month the same tribute band will be doing a few shows in the US, and there are talks that this effort, or some version of it will tour in 2009.

The current tour of the Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley tribute to James Brown is as follows:

Aug 19th-Dartmouth College-Hanover, NH
Aug 20th-Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, MA
Aug 21st-Kimmel Center-Philadelphia, PA
Aug 22nd-Lincoln Center-New York, NY
Aug 23rd-930 Club-Washington, DC
Aug 25th-The Dokota Room-Minneapolis, MN
Aug 26th-Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago IL

When back in the Bay Area, Fred can be found 2-3 times a week playing at Harry Denton's Starlight Room on top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel as well as other venues.

For more info on Fred, check out his myspace page at: