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Audio: Ross Holmes interview

Ross HolmesAs part of 2018’s Daily Dose Day on May 6, we were fortunate to sit down and speak with “Rooster” Ross Holmes for an interview. Ross is a 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!

mp3  Ross Holmes phone interview
» 37.6 MiB - 510 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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