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Biography

 

“I am a dangerous man / Born clutching to a dollar…”

…The words that open the new Chris Ross + The North record ‘Over Lonesome’ drip with whiskey and cigarettes, followed by a clamor of guitars evoking a band of outlaws on the run.

Ross spent the better part of a decade tucked away on the coast of Maine developing his voice as a writer. Inside the arsenal of tracks he’s penned, one finds dangerous, hard-hitting reflections; stories of love, life and longing, appealing because they’re so real. Tinted with an appetite for self-destruction, his writing style is smooth and eloquent while remaining sincere to genuine grit of experience. When his sonorous vocals found affinity with a band, the evolution cultivated a multifaceted, visceral experience for listeners, an auditory landscape much like that of Maine itself: Humble yet dramatic, severe yet sweet, cold and resonant with a nearby fire throwing heat.

The musicians forming The North provide a masterful blend of country + rock & roll swagger, a winning combination with Ross’s candid storytelling. Anchored by Ryan Curless (drums) and Caleb Sweet (bass), the rhythm section hits where you want it to, and hard – a fine tuned compatibility of artistic bonds reaching back to early childhood perceptible to the naked ear. Rounding out The North is guitarist Zachary Bence, a virtuoso with the ability to transition between ear-scorching guitar solos and beautiful sonic swells on the drop of a dime, his grace as a musician as boundless as his contribution to the band’s steady concord.

 

Chris Ross + The North are rubber tramps out of necessity, lending to the ideal consumption of their sound: Live + loud with a stiff drink in one hand and open road on either side of the night.

 
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Tour

PAST SHOWS

  • 3/2/18 - Criterion Theatre - Bar Harbor, ME
  • 3/3/18 - Sunaana Music Festival - Portland, ME
  • 3/10/18 - Unity Center For The Performing Arts - Unity, ME
  • 3/29/18 - University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, CO
  • 3/31/18 - Quixote's - Denver, CO
  • 4/6/18 - Maxine's - Hot Springs, AR
  • 4/7/18 - Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
  • 4/9/18 - Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge - Nashville, TN
  • 4/10/18 - Preservation Pub - Knoxville, TN
  • 4/11/18 - Martin's Downtown - Roanoke, VA
  • 4/13/18 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
  • 4/30/18 - CANARCHY Music & Beer Festival - Nashville, TN
  • 5/5/18 - Bangor Arts Exchange - Bangor, ME
  • 5/19/18 - All Roads Music Festival - Belfast, ME
  • 6/9/18 - Strange Brew Pub - Norwich, CT
  • 6/13/18 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Guilford, NH
  • 6/15/18 - Sarah Street Grill - Stroudsburg, PA
  • 6/23/18 - Mine Oyster - Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • 7/3/18 - Bath Heritage Festival - Bath, ME
  • 7/6/18 - Down Under Club - Bangor, ME
  • 7/11/18 - State Park - Cambridge, MA
  • 7/12/18 - The Grand Theatre - Ellsworth, ME
  • 7/20/18 - Yarmouth Clam Festival - Yarmouth, ME
  • 7/21/18 - Bucksport Bay Festival - Bucksport, ME
  • 8/2/18 - Atwood's Tavern - Cambridge, MA
  • 8/3/18 - Fog Fest - Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 8/4/18 - Strong Brewing Co. - Sedgwick, ME
  • 8/17/18 - Eureka Music Hall - Stockholm, ME
  • 8/25/18 - The Ramble Festival - Salisbury, MA
  • 8/26/18 - Cicso Brewing - Nantucket, MA
  • 9/1/18 - Stroudfest - Stroudsburg, PA
  • 9/8/18 - Mine Oyster - Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • 9/15/18 - Boots N Bulls Rodeo - Presque Isle, ME
  • 9/16/18 - Atwood's Tavern - Cambridge, MA
  • 9/27/18 - Loretta's Last Call - Boston, MA
  • 10/7/18 - Fall Fest - Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry, ME
  • 10/13/18 - Camden Opera House - Camden, ME
  • 10/26/18 - Bayside Bowl - Portland, ME
  • 11/10/18 - Down Under Club - Bangor, ME
  • 11/23/18 - Strange Brew Pub - Norwich, CT
  • 12/6/18 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
  • 12/7/18 - Sarah Street Grill - Stroudsburg, PA
  • 1/5/19 - Widowmaker Lounge - Sugarloaf Ski Resort, Kingfield, ME
  • 1/10/19 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
  • 1/24/19 - One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME
  • 1/25/19 - Chummies - Ellsworth, ME
  • 1/31/19 - Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar - Nashua, NH
  • 2/6/19 - Skinny Dennis - Brooklyn, NY
  • 2/7/19 - The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
  • 2/8/19 - Sarah Street Grill - Stroudsburg, PA