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Joe Ross – Guitar & Mandolin

Joe RossJoe Ross dabbles with many instruments. Raised a “military brat” in Japan, his music career started on organ in sixties rock/soul bands in Yokohama. Bluegrass, Celtic and Old-Time music entered his life in the 1970s at the University of Oregon. Over the years, he’s picked up guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, dulcimer, concertina and ukulele. Performing regularly, Joe can be seen with Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band, Celtic Tradition, Keynotes Polka Band and Alamojo Western Swing Band. He also writes for music magazines and blogs, gives lessons at Absolute Music (Roseburg), and tells stories. Happily retired in 2010 from his day job supporting the U.S. Marine Corps in Twentynine Palms,Ca., Joe now works full-time to share and encourage the “enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of making music together.”