Very excited to hear the newest episode of the "Doing the Work Podcast" with Matthan Black, featuring yours truly! We talk grief in the creative process, my career in New Opera, horror movies, Synesthesia, and being true to yourself. Shoutouts in this episode to Heather MeyerSarah Thompson JohansenRebecca KeilErin Moll, The Fourth Wall Ensemble, Katherine B. DalinKatherine ArathoonMaureen Batt, Second Inversion, and Kathleen Supove. Matthan is awesome to talk to, and if you are in the opera world, you should be giving this podcast a listen!

http://doingtheworkpod.com/?p=273

 

I am so very excited to announce that my comedic song cycle "The Passive-Aggressive's Guide to Mother Goose" will receive its World Premiere in Philadelphia on March 13th and its Toronto premiere on March 20th. I have the pleasure of having it performed by the very talented soprano Maureen Batt and pianist Cheryl Duvall for their "Crossing Borders: Realities Blurred" tour! If any of my Philly friends can make it, I'll be there! Tickets are limited, so get them soon HERE!

 

Well, the day has finally arrived! "Lullabies for Trying Times" is now available at iTunes and CDBaby.com! What a whirlwind the last few months have been. Keep reading to get a bit of info on the new album.

Ross' newest album, "Lullabies for Trying Times", will be released on CD and digital formats November 18th. Written for his mother, who passed away from cancer this past July 2014, he gives a tribute of songs that she loved and wanted him to record for so many years. 

I was recently interviewed by Alex Ghani and Rujanee Mahakanjana of Nebula Creatives, where we discussed the "Summerland: A Ghost Story" exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art, as well as my career as a performer and composer. You can watch and read the interviews here.

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Summerland: A Ghost Story will be premiering at the Loyola Museum of Art in Chicago on February 15th, 2014, and will be running until June 15th, 2014. For more information, go to the LUMA website right HERE!

 

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Ross' new holiday single, "Taladh Chriosta (The Christ-Child's Lullaby)", is out now and available at BandcampCDBaby, and iTunes! The single is entirely in Gaelic, and the lyrics and translation can be found on both the Bandcamp and CDBaby pages.

 

The new acoustic EP, "Leftovers from the Sideshow", is now available on iTunes and all over the web! The three songs on the EP were demo recordings written for films during the "Lovers and Other Kinds of Monsters" era. 

I'm incredibly excited to share these songs with you guys! I wanted to release something with an element of what my live shows are like: raw, sparse, and full of emotion. This EP captures that, and I hope you love it! Thanks!!!

I composed a song called "A Fighter's Lullaby" to help raise funds for the CHERUBS organization. It's a very small way for you to help raise awareness about CDH.

CHERUBS is an organization that benefits The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support. 

For those who have never heard of CDH, it is a condition as common as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis but there is very little awareness and even less research. 1600 babies are born with CDH every year in the United States. Globally, a baby is born with CDH every 10 minutes.

CHERUBS is working hard to raise more CDH Awareness, and in turn, more CDH Research, while we continue to support families affected by this devastating birth defect.

http://illinoischerubs.blogspot.com/2013/08/cherubs-fundraiser-first-ever-original.html#.UiC60eD81SV

My newest EP, "The Reluctant Socialite" is out now, and I couldn't be more excited about it. It took a while for me to get these songs out, and I'm so happy to share them all with you now!

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