Feb. 13, 2013 - Issue #904: The Sugar Trade
Growing up in a musical family meant plenty of influence and inspiration for Don Ross, but it wasn't until he began playing guitar at age eight that he began seriously pursuing music. Now having spent many years touring around the world and working in various facets of the music industry, Ross is making a stop in Edmonton as part of the lineup at this year's Winterfest at Uptown Folk Club. Before the festival's kick-off, Ross shared his Firsts, Lasts and Favourites with Vue.
The first LP I remember buying was actually a Christmas present for my older brother. It was James Gang Live in Concert, which I think still rates as one of the best live power trio records ever made. It was recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1971. I have some of the tunes on my iPhone now. The LP captured Joe Walsh at the top of his game as a guitarist.
I remember going to see the symphony when I was a kid, but the first concert I remember buying a ticket to go see was Chicago at the Winnipeg Arena in 1972.
How Do You Do by Mayer Hawthorne. Amazing new record that borrows heavily from '70s Motown.
Peter Gabriel's So tour at the Bell Centre in Montréal.
It's hard to name a favourite; I have many. I'll always have a very soft spot for The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett.
Favourite musical guilty pleasure
"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC. V
Part of Winterfest at Uptown Folk Club
Fri, Feb 15 – Sun, Feb 17
$20 – $40
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