Canadian guitar champion has the right style for Teviothead show

Don Ross performs at Teviothead Village Hall
Don Ross performs at Teviothead Village Hall

FINGERSTYLE guitarist champion Don Ross visits Teviothead Village Hall on Sunday, March 24, for a one-off gig.

He will appear alongside Acousticrat from the Isle of Bute.

A spokesman for Canadian performer Ross said: “He is noted for the emotion and intensity of his playing, as well as his use of extended technique.

“Ross’s music borrows from blues, jazz, folk and classical music, creating a style that he describes as ‘heavy wood’.”

He has twice won the US National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, and his album Huron Street reached the top ten on the Billboard New Age chart.

One critic said of Ross’ music: “Nobody does what Don Ross does with an acoustic guitar. He takes the corners so fast you think he’s going to roll, but he never loses control.”

The Montreal musician, who now lives in Halifax on Canada’s Atlantic coast, also composes scores for television, radio and film.

Tickets for his Teviothead performance are £10 for the 7pm gig. Audience members can bring their own drink.