Ross was born in 60s North Carolina and was soon steeped in southern blues, bluegrass, and soul. A lifelong love of music took hold inspired by blues musicians like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Mississippi John Hurt.
By the early ‘80s, Ross was being sought for road gigs with seasoned
travellers including regional blues band Arhooly. The band toured full time
up and down the east coast of the US on a 1948 Greyhound bus, opening for acts such as BB King and ex Rolling Stone Mick Taylor.
In the mid ‘80s Ross joined the thriving and creative music scene of Key West Florida, working with many world class musicians and picking up gigs with Jimmy Buffett. He was recruited to open Jimmy’s Margaritaville Club with guest stars Steve Winwood and Steve Cropper.
Moving to Nashville in 1995 opened up many opportunities. While touring the US with bluesman Big Mike Griffin they opened for true legends in the Blues genre including Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, Robert Lockwood Jr, Gatemouth Brown and Gregg Allman.
In Nashville Ross joined up with North Carolinian friends The Carter Brothers
Band (blood relatives of the Carter Family), and has recorded and toured with
artists including Tim O’Brien, Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley's original guitarist), Sam Bush, Alison Brown and fiddle legend Vassar Clements.
He has also toured the United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, the Czeck Republic and Ireland.
Ross' most recent recording credits include:
Ross Sermons - 'King's Pool Room' released 2011 on SUMMERVILLA Records
Carter Brothers Band - 'The Road To Roosky' released 2011 on Compass Records
'Where The Bluegrass Meets The Green Grass' due out summer of 2012 on Compass Records Featuring Barney McKenna ( The Dubliners), Gerry O'Conner, Alison Brown, Ross Sermons, and the Carter Brothers.