Don Ross

Artist of the Month | December 2011

 

Don uses the K&K Pure – and Quantum Trinity Systems in his guitars:

Canadian guitarist Don Ross has earned an impressive reputation for himself in the music world, both for his guitar composition and his techniques. He has even been listed by some as one of the world’s top guitarists.

Ross was born in 1960. He inherited his love of music from his mother and father. When Ross was eight years old, he began his self-taught study of music on the acoustic guitar. A couple of years later he was skilled enough to try different fingerstyle techniques. In 1983, Ross graduated from York University’s Music department. Three years later, he began to seriously work toward a professional career in music. In late 1988, Ross won the United States National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. He on the competition again in 1996, and is still the only two-time winner of the event.

Her has released 13 solo CDs and has collaborated with guitarist Andy McKee, singer/guitarist Brooke Miller, bassist Jordan O’Connor, and the acoustic guitar supergroup Men of Steel. He tours regularly across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Japan. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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