Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Musician Jackhammers Listeners To Sleep

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – For one musician, writing quiet songs is helping out in the bedroom – but not like you’d think.

Aaron Ross is a singer-songwriter who also plays with the spastic, experimental rockers Hella, but for his new album Shapeshifter, Ross admits his folksy, toned-down tunes work perfectly as lullabies to his two young children.

Ross says his tiny tots, ages two and nine months, “listen to the songs when they go to sleep.”

And it’s a good thing his kids settle in, because Ross has to be up at the crack of dawn – for work.

Ross works construction jobs in his hometown of Grass Valley, California, because, as he says, “I have a family, and I gotta pay the bills and support them.”

But digging and drilling have yet to cause too much of a commotion. Between building, Ross says he’s able to write down lyrics.

He says, “Work doesn’t interfere too much.”

In the fall, Ross will hit the bricks and head out on a U.S. tour.

Shapeshifter hits shelves July 26th.

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