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Bluegrass Alphabet .... it is here on this recording that Joe's words come alive. A novel kind of guy, Joe Ross is a songwriter for all seasons who has cultivated his craft, demonstrating his formula for creating bluegrass songs. A multi-year award winner in the Portland (Oregon) Music Association Songwriting Contest, he cleverly sums up many of the elements of bluegrass in the title cut. Carrying through on that theme, Bluegrass Alphabet the song and the entire recording -- is a CD that expresses many times over the love, knowledge and passion Joe holds for bluegrass music. He takes us on a tour of emotions and places, exhibiting a multitude of influences that go into his songwriting.


With largely contemporary themes constructed around memorable melodies, Bluegrass Alphabet transforms Joes words into eleven original songs. Walk the bluegrass landscape with Joe as he sings about homeplaces, memories and love lost. Pause for introspection with his faith-based songs or think about how you can make a difference while listening to his thought-provoking, call to action cuts, addressing social problems and community needs. Travel back in time for a true life panorama from the Oregon history books.


For this expedition, Joe has enlisted assistance from a host of internationally renowned musicians. Each brings to the table his or her own special stamp to complement Joe's compositions.... --Stephanie P. Ledgin, Author, Homegrown Music: Discovering Bluegrass

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  • Audio CD (January 17, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Zephyr Records
  • ASIN: B0012FEC4M
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,985,669 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Dorothy C. Liles on January 24, 2008
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I thoroughly enjoyed "Bluegrass Alphabet." Joe Ross shows great talent and versatility. His music is the kind everyone can enjoy. I play the CD over and over and definitely recommend it.
Dorothy Liles
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Joe Ross's bluegrass signature is one of originality and varied styles delivered with enthusiasm and energy by a large, diverse group of talented musicians. "Bluegrass Alphabet", the latest release from this award-winning songwriter, arranger, and versatile multi-instrumentalist does not disappoint. Here is a collection of a dozen original songs and arrangements-reflective and mournful ballads, often autobiographical and personal, hard-driving breakdowns, gospels, and the occasional philosophical rumination. The title cut is a frolic that captures a different aspect of the bluegrass spirit for every letter of the alphabet. Well, almost. Joe punts at "XYZ".

Each cut reflects the tight, professional arrangements and successful blend of voices we've come to expect from him. Another characteristic of Joe's work is the incorporation of Celtic and Japanese influences. Once again he uses the novelty of the Japanese koto, autoharp, and pennywhistle to charming effect in a novel rendition of the old traditional "My Bonnie".
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A lot has been written about Joe Ross and his contributions to music over the years making it difficult not to rehash accolades regarding this talented singer, song writer and multi instrumentalist. In a nut shell, Joe is a musical jack of all trades. Be it an electric or acoustic genre. His release, "Bluegrass Alphabet" takes the listener on an enjoyable Bluegrass journey. Joe has written eleven of the twelve tracks and covers many emotions which should be the case with a well thought out selection of songs.

Track 1) Bluegrass Alphabet takes us from A to Z with each letter reflecting different aspects of Bluegrass music. Track 3) The Loneliest Season has to be my favorite of all. It brings to mind the high lonesome sound of Mr. Monroe himself. Having Jamie Kruse take the reins on the last verse and chorus is added icing on a very tasty piece of cake. What a beautiful voice she has!

As always, Joe has assembled a cast of stellar musicians and vocalists, too many to mention here but trust me folks, you won't be disappointed. If you've not heard Joe before, you are missing some fine acoustic music. If you are one of us who has followed Joe for a while then "Bluegrass Alphabet" is a must for your collection. I mentioned that Joe penned eleven of the twelve tracks. Track twelve is his rendition of "My Bonnie lies over the ocean" and a must hear. When one combines keyboard, whistle and koto on a Bluegrass album, you know it has to be good.
C. Richard Stewart (richard854@webtv.net)
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