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Local Musician Profile: Gregor Ross

IN THE November 25 ISSUE

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by Sarah A. Peterson-Camacho

It would be safe to say that country music runs in Gregor Ross’s blood—the Caruthers native’s musical heritage goes back several generations. A finalist for Cumulus Media’s Nash Next Country Challenge in 2016, Ross released his first EP, Turn Up the Noise, last year, and participated in KISS Country’s $5 Summer Concert series.

KRL: How long have you been making music?

Gregor: I would say I’ve been playing for about twenty years.

KRL: What instruments do you play?

Gregor: I play guitar, although I wish I knew the piano as well.

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Gregor Ross

KRL: Who are your biggest musical influences?

Gregor: My favorite is George Strait, but I’m also really into Pantera. I love all 80s country; it’s what I was raised on, but I love me some metal also.

KRL: Who did you listen to while growing up?

Gregor: I listened to a lot of George Strait, Alabama, Eddie Rabbit, and anything 80s country.

KRL: Did you always want to be a musician?

Gregor: Not really; I just wanted to work and be independent. I couldn’t hear very well growing up, so it wasn’t until later that I started playing.

KRL: What is your songwriting process?

Gregor: I usually just strum a few chords and hunt for a melody; I’m always on the hunt for a melody. And once I find it, I write a song around it.

KRL: Where have you played locally?

Gregor: I’ve played the Clovis Rodeo, the Laton Rodeo, the Wakehouse in Reedley, Jimbo’s in Clovis, Fulton 55, and plenty of private parties and benefits. Shoot, I’ve played a lot of places!

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Gregor Ross

KRL: What is the best part about making and performing music?

Gregor: The best part has to be the interaction with fans; I love to play for people. Music is Life!

Check out Gregor’s Facebook page and website to keep up with his music!

A couple of his upcoming performances are-Ceres Triple 7 Rodeo 6:00 p.m. on December 2, and
Bass Pro Shop Las Vegas December 16 time to be announced.

Check out more local band & musician profiles in KRL’s music section.

Sarah A. Peterson-Camachois a library assistant with Fresno County Library, with a Bachelor’s in English and a Bachelor’s in Journalism from California State University, Fresno. In her free time, she makes soap and jewelry that she sells at Fresno-area craft fairs. She has written for The Clovis Roundup and the Central California Paranormal Investigators (CCPI) Newsletter.

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