Morgan Cameron Ross’ Mini Album Release at The Ballroom

Morgan Cameron Ross @ The Ballroom, 05-04-11

Date of show: May 4, 2011


Morgan Cameron Ross has released his solo debut, a bit of a departure in sound from the country/folk rock band Birds of Wales. Ross’ solo work is still in the folk category, though it’s much more pop. A common thread is the charming personality that colours the music.

As his first show after the May 3rd release, Ross played at The Ballroom, a swanky bowling alley that has quite the cool vibe. However, it’s probably not an ideal music venue, as the set up does not allow for much room in front of the stage, with seating along the sides, and the quality of sound is simply set at loud. Nevertheless, Ross made the most of the event. He continuously encouraged members of the crowd to gather at the stage, looking over to the sides and convincing people to leave their seats.

One of the highlights of the night was when Ross had guitarist Mike Slute sing with him for “I’ll Hold On to Your Heart,” a part that was sung on the album by Holly McNarland. After some giggles as Slute hit the high notes, I was really quite blown away by the duet. Ross was also joined by Karl Williaume, who may be known as the bassist of Stabilo, and Maurie Kauffman, who is also the drummer for Lights. The set ended with “Let It Go,” the first single from the album. Ross invited members of the audience onto the stage to sing along, which resulted in some amusing drunken accompaniment.

Ross will have a proper release at The Rivoli on June 1st. Be sure to check him out then.

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