ROSS DOUGLAS IS A GREAT SONGWRITER -AND YES,ECLECTIC IS THE WORD!---cbc radio
ROSS DOUGLAS IS A CANADIAN LIVING IN POINT ROBERTS WASHINGTON,with 3 albums of original song to his credit.
He is eclectic by nature so variety is to be expected.
Since joining Broadjam he's had Top 10s in country,blues,folk,jazz ,unique, regional and Earth categories.
Over the years,his songs have been praised for their musicality,wit,poetry,intelligence and emotional power. And often because they're just plain fun.
It's been called "terrific songwriting deserving of the widest audience!"
Sample songs from all 3 albums here.
and at WWW.ROSSDOUGLAS.COM
where you can read reviews and learn more about his
sordid past and present activities
JUNE Folk Alley declared Ross Douglas their "Artist of the Month" citing his "rich voice ,descriptive lyrics and great sounding recordings.
January KOKANEE CANARY CANOE won the Gold Prize for Best Song in the Open Category of the 25th Annual Mid Atlantic Song Contest. It was also awarded the special Director's Award .FILLING IN THE YEARS was also a runner up in the Folk Category.
As of May 9th
7 songs in the Washington Top 10
All these songs can be heard in the SONGS section right here.
Ross Douglas - Eclectic Indeed
Ross Douglas has done several things in many places.
All have contributed to a remarkably eclectic songwriting style.
In the mid 70's he was the piano player for The Choke Sisters, a satirical glam rock band fronted by the future Tony award winning director of Tommy- Des MacAnuff. He also appeared as Brad Majors in the Canadian Premiere of The Rocky Horror Show.
In the 80's he toured much of the known world as the piano player for Billy Bishop goes to War.
He also won a Jessie Award for Outstanding Musical Direction for his work on the Vancouver production of Angry Housewives.
In the 90's for 8 years he was Willie in Willie and the Wassailers, an extremely popular Shakespearean styled group writing most of their material and producing their album Dancing Round the Moon. He also produced his first album of original song
Two Directions- described by one reviewer as "Folk,Celtic,African Cajun,Caribbean Theatrical stuff filtered through the mind of a guy whose life was changed by the Beatles." Several tunes became CBC favorites
He also did 9 summers at the Theatre Royal in Barkerville,B.C.
as a writer/ performer/musician/musical director for 9 original musicals.
In 2002 he produced his second album of original song Caribou Eclectic- inspired in large part those summers.
One of it's songs "Lovin Time" was runner up in the Jazz Category of the 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Another, "Santa Samba" is becoming quite the Christmas favorite .Cal Koat of Fairchild Radio called it
"the best Christmas song I've ever heard." CBC play resulted in album requests from all over Canada and the US
His 3rd album The Art of you and I has provided three audience favourites - the darkly humorous "Ukulele Crime" the rather shameless "Hard not to Talk like Elvis" and the folk laced "Town for Tired People"
In 2009 his song" Kokanee Canary Canoe" won the Gold and Special Judges prize at the Mid Atlantic Song Festival. "Filling in the Years was runner up in the Folk Category. In June he was deemed "Artist of the Month" by Folk Alley.
At last count his music is now heard in 110 countries and territories in the world.
His songs have been praised for their wit, variety, humour and poetry. And often, because they're
just plain fun.
To learn and sample a bit more including a live performance