Ross Nickerson – CD Release

by | 11 Oct, 2009

Ross Nickerson – Let’s Kick Some Ass

Ross Nickerson is touring to Australia next month to take part in the Harrietville Bluegrass and Ol Time Music Convention and the Australian Banjo Conference. Ross has also announced the  release of his new CD called Let’s Kick Some Ass. Ross’s hard-driving, bluegrass banjo which is supported by members of the critically acclaimed bluegrass band, Blue Highway, Rob Ickes on dobro, Tim Stafford, guitar and vocal, Shawn Lane mandolin and fiddle and Wayne Taylor, bass and vocals.

This album full of well-known material, highlighted with unique originals that any fan of bluegrass music will enjoy. Keeping true to his forte, Ross has assembled a fantastic set of straight-ahead bluegrass classics featuring his creative, hard driving banjo playing alongside four members of one of the best ensembles in bluegrass music today. The CD was recorded and engineered in Nashville by banjo great Scott Vestal and features fast tempos, explosive solos and some great new bluegrass music.

Ross is known world-wide for his banjo playing. He’s toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia carrying America’s true music to the far reaches! Ross has an extensive line of banjo instructional materials including video, audio, print and online instruction download at his website,

I recorded the CD in a session in March, 2009 with members one of the best bluegrass bands in the world and certainly one of my favorites, Blue Highway. I went to Nashville and finished recording and mixing in May. I was very happy to be able to complete the project so quickly. Sometimes the recording is the easy part, My last CD, the artwork for the insert and other loose ends took longer than recording. Art work for the CD insert can be very time consuming (and not any where near as much fun as recording) so I’m relieved that we completed it and its ready to listen to within a few months of laying down the tracks. I hope you like it, there are sound clips below. In keeping with my commitment to helping others learn to play banjo I’ll be releasing a tablature booklet of the songs on the CD next year Ross Nickerson.

Here are some sample tracks from the new albumKickCoverwide

Rough and Rocky – Rough and Rocky – Ross Nickerson

Jerusalem Ridge – Jerusalem Ridge – Ross Nickerson