Tina Ross

Tina Ross2022-11-15T22:48:18+00:00

Project Description

Similar Artists: Judy Collins, Jonatha Brooke, Joni Mitchell

Ross is full-speed (double time) songwriting with The Jack Hardy Songwriting Exchange and Steven Seskin, recording with Mark Dann (having recently finished her debut album), performing, and embracing her growing music community. Ross hosts the Open Stage and hosts and produces the monthly online series “Inside the Song” for The Folk Project of New Jersey. Ross interviews seasoned songwriters and explores their songwriting process. Guests have included Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, and Christine Lavin. Ross brings her innate curiosity to understand the vision behind an artist’s work. She’s been recognized by the UK Songwriting Contest and The International Blues and Roots Radio Contest as a finalist and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as an Honorable Mention. Ross’s upcoming album is her official imprint into the digital folk community after a year of performing in notable folk conferences and festivals, including Folk Alliance, opening for Tom Chapin, and appearing as a special guest of Christine Lavin.

RELEASES

“While I’m Here” (Album)
Release Date: February 17, 2023

Tina Ross’s debut folk release, “While I’m Here,” has been a long time in the making. In her second act, she overcomes injuries indicative of her craft to pursue her very patient muse with resilience and perseverance.  Ross had to overcome challenges before she could fully explore a songwriter career. After being accidentally hit in the throat, she could not talk for more than five minutes without her voice frying. Singing was out of the question. She worked through this successfully with doctors, physical therapists, and vocal coaches. And after Ross injured her hands as a chiropractor, she searched for a way to adjust her guitar playing to the limitations of this disability. Open tunings became an essential part of Ross’s music, opening sonic landscapes that she would not have imagined without that adaptation. This discovery resulted in distinctive, nuanced textures in her guitar playing.  Read more

“While I’m Here” (Single)
Release Date: November 15, 2022

“She is a singer of sophisticated folk…and her guitar sound dances lightly below her vocals.  In other words it sounds pretty darn good.” – Americana UK

 On November 15, Tina Ross releases the title track off her upcoming album, “While I’m Here.”  The single is a  commitment to live life to the fullest and also to help others along the way. Within it, she sings, “I will welcome the sweat that comes with giving everything.” Embracing a D5 open tuning, it reflects the D Major key symbolism of triumph, confidence, and hallelujahs. The D5 has no third and creates a driving, droning sound, which acts as the bass and background offering a sense of possibility in the song. Read more

Bio

Tina Ross is an emerging New York Singer Songwriter making up for lost time. In her second act, she overcomes injuries indicative of her craft to pursue her very patient muse with resilience and perseverance. Ross is full-speed (double time) songwriting with The Jack Hardy Songwriting Exchange and Steven Seskin, recording with Mark Dann (having recently finished her debut album), performing, and embracing her growing music community.

Ross's first act informs her music; as a mother, wife, grandmother, chiropractor, nutritionist, advocate for raising awareness of food insecurity and hunger, public speaker, vocalist in a Jazz trio, and a forever hopeful fan of music. Her life with music wasn't just peripheral. At age ten, she performed at local libraries. In college, she performed on campus during her semesters studying voice. Even throughout professional school, Tina never stepped away from her musical roots.

Ross had to overcome challenges before she could fully explore a songwriter career. After being accidentally hit in the throat, she could not talk for more than five minutes without her voice frying. Singing was out of the question. She worked through this successfully with doctors, physical therapists, and vocal coaches. And after Ross injured her hands as a chiropractor, she searched for a way to adjust her guitar playing to the limitations of this disability. Open tunings became an essential part of Ross’s music, opening sonic landscapes that she would not have imagined without that adaptation. This discovery resulted in distinctive, nuanced textures in her guitar playing.

Ross hosts the Open Stage and hosts and produces the monthly online series “Inside the Song” for The Folk Project of New Jersey. Ross interviews seasoned songwriters and explores their songwriting process. Guests have included Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, and Christine Lavin. Ross brings her innate curiosity to understand the vision behind an artist’s work.

Ross combines her soaring, intimate voice and sonic-scaped guitar playing with songs that resemble the white space of a timeless painting. Here she probes the indispensable space between yin and yang, light and dark. That space creates shapes, allowing everything to exist, and nothing happens without it. A quiet, elegant fierceness runs through her songs, speaking to wonder, humility, doubt, defiance. They are imbued with vulnerability and mastery alike, a testament to giving it one’s very best shot, to paraphrase the title, while we are here. She’s been recognized by the UK Songwriting Contest and The International Blues and Roots Radio Contest as a finalist and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as an Honorable Mention.

Ross's upcoming album is her official imprint into the digital folk community after a year of performing in notable folk conferences and festivals, including Folk Alliance, opening for Tom Chapin, and appearing as a special guest of Christine Lavin.

Her lyrics illuminate and unveil the endless discovery that sparks the forging of an authentic life. “I am my most authentic self when singing and writing music and am grateful that I did not let more time pass before I dove in.”

Americana UK

"She is a singer of sophisticated folk...and her guitar sound dances lightly below her vocals.  In other words it sounds pretty darn good."

Jonathan Aird, Americana UK

TOUR DATES

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 - The Greenwich Village Folk Festival - Online - FB, YouTube

Wed, Nov 9, 2022 7-8:00 pm EST‘Inside The Song’ – The Folk Project of NJ – on Zoom

Nov 10-13, 202 - NERFA 2022  7 LIVE SHOWCASES - Asbury Park, NJ

Thursday, December 8, 7-8:00 pm EST - ‘Inside The Song’ – The Folk Project of NJ – on Zoom

Friday, December 9, 7:30 – 10:00 pm EST - Host of The Folk Project of NJ’s Open Stage - Morristown, NJ

Saturday, Dec. 10 7:30 pm EST - Christine Lavin with Tina Ross, The Cooperage Project – River Vibes Concert, Honesdale, PA

Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 8-10  pm ESTThe Songwriters Round – Songcraft and Chat, Tina Ross, KJ Denhert, Sam Robbins and Halley Neal,  The Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, Fair Lawn, NJ

Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 - Songwriter CircleOne Broadway Collaborative, Lawrence, MA 01840