Audio: a chat with Ross Holmes

As part of 2018’s Daily Dose Day on May 6, we were fortunate ton sit down and speak with “Rooster” Ross Holmes, four-year fiddler and mandolin player with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers.

Ross is a compelling interview and a very engaging guy, so hopefully you’ll enjoy this very much. 

We covered:

  • Contest fiddling
  • Playing at the Alamo with Phil Collins on Davy Crockett’s fiddle(!)
  • First connecting with Bruce
  • Learning Bruce’s catalogue
  • Being challenged by Bruce
  • Improvising with the Noisemakers on stage
  • Learning from Bruce and how the Noisemakers changed his playing
  • His singing
  • Approach to soloing and how the Noisemakers have changed that
  • The greatest strength of the Noisemakers
  • Current projects
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • His status as a Noisemaker
  • Bruce’s new fiddle player this summer, John Mailander

Here’s a listen to our chat – hope you like it!

  Ross Holmes interview
» 37.6 MiB - 376 downloads
for Daily Dose Day 2018

Thanks to Ross for being so accommodating.

Here’s a video of the beautiful “We Fall a Sacrifice”, which Ross mentions early in the interview:

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