About Ross

 

 

AS A PERFORMER....

When it seems everywhere you go, everyone is talking about the “good old days,” it’s a welcome sight to have someone like Ross Moore come along and give us the kind of music and entertainment that we all miss so much.  His brand of  music encompasses Appalachian, Celtic and Bluegrass.  He plays fourteen different instruments, including Autoharp, Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer,  Banjo, Mandolin, 12-String Guitar, Dobro, Celtic Harp, Irish Pennywhistle, Concertina, Bowed Psaltery, Piano, Harmonica, and Drums.  Along with strong vocals and his brand of down home humor, Ross puts on a show that captures the imagination of young and old alike.

     Ross has been in the entertainment business for over thirty years.  In 1972 he composed and performed the musical score for the nationally televised series, From The Hills for PBS, with film star Martin Sheen.  Additionally in 1974 he composed and performed the musical score for the Appalachian Arts Festival in Charleston, West Virginia for readings by Earl Hamner, creator of the television series The Waltons, and series star Richard Thomas, famous for his portrayal of the character ‘John Boy.’

     The next year (1975) Ross performed with country singer and songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler and film star Patricia Neal at the festival.  Later that year and into 1976, Ross attended Ohio University where he obtained his Master of Arts degree in music and theater.  While there he served as composer, singer, instrumentalist and actor with the Appalachian Green Parks Project, (the Official Bicentennial Touring Group for the State of Ohio) which toured the U.S.        

      In 1977 he performed a solo act as singer, instrumentalist and humorist at King’s Island Theme Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Two years later he took his show to Bob Evans Farm, a popular tourist attraction in the Appalachian Mountains.  Always looking for a new challenge, Ross accepted the position of director, actor and musician for the summer stock presentation of “River Country” in New Harmony, Indiana in 1980.  In the spring of 1982, Ross was invited to share his talents with the legendary folk group “The New Seekers” based in Chicago.  For the next two years he toured the United States and Canada, where he performed with such entertainers as Loretta Lynn, Jerry Reed, and the one and only George Burns.

     After moving to Nashville, he signed on with the famed Twitty City Music Village in Hendersonville, TN,  performing his show daily from 1984 through 1987.  

     Ross was then hired by Opryland Theme Park to perform with Grand Ole Opry stars such as Porter Wagoner, Little Jimmie Dickens, and Bashful Brother Oswald.

     In the winter of 1996 he was asked to bring his show to one of the grandest music halls in the country.  The Ryman Auditorium invited Ross to do a six-week engagement for the Christmas holidays.  The new show was such a success that his show was held over for two additional seasons.

     During 2002 he was chosen to be one of the performers at the Grand Opening of the new Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

     Since the closing of Opryland Theme Park, Ross has entertained as a solo artist, appearing all over the country at concerts, festivals, conventions, and fund-raising events.  In addition to his performing, Ross is now composing music for Television and Film. 

     Ross’ combination of experience and talent makes for a unique, exciting entertainment experience that creates new fans wherever he performs.

 

 

AS A COMPOSER FOR FILM AND TELEVISION....

Ross blends the 14 instruments he plays with midi virtual instruments to compose in these musical genres

Jazz

Pop

Rock

Blues

Ambient/New Age

Celtic

Orchestral

Acoustic Period Music

 

CREDITS

NBC

A & E

Starz Channel

The Style Network

Lifetime Channel

The History Channel

Telemundo

Films in Brazil, Mexico and Canada