Gerald Ross (born September 26, 1954, Detroit) is a musician specializing in American Roots Music - Swing, Early Jazz, Western Swing, Hawaiian, Ragtime and Blues. Playing the guitar, lap steel guitar and ukulele he has performed throughout the USA and Europe and has recorded seven solo CDs. Ross currently tours as a solo act playing and teaching ukulele and steel guitar at festivals and music camps.
Awards and recognitions:
1993 - Won the Wemu Jazz Competition (solo artist category)
2010 - Won the 2010 Hawaii Music Awards Steel Guitar category.
2010 - The aNueNue Ukulele company issued the Gerald Ross Signature Tenor Ukulele.
2011 - Became an artist/endorser for Mya-Moe Ukuleles.
2011 - Became an online columnist for Mel Bay's "Ukulele Sessions".
2011 - Became an endorser for MI-SI instrument pickups.
2012 - Became an endorser for the Kala U-Bass.
2013 - Named Mya-Moe Ukulele Artist of the Month (June)
2014 - Gerald's steel guitar work was featured on the Hula Honey's CD 'A Hui Ho'. The CD won the Na Hoku Hanonano Award (Hawaiian Grammys - Jazz category)
2015 - Named UkeFarm Radio Artist of the Month (January)
Lost World String Band:
Gerald Ross played guitar, ukulele, Cajun accordion and steel guitar with the LWSB from 1979 - 2011. The Lost World appeared numerous times on American Public Media's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. The band's reputation for on-stage spontaneity and humor secured them a spot as the featured musical act at New York's famed comedy club The Improv for the 1982 New Year's show.
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