The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present Aaron Ross with The Moore Brothers on Friday, December 15, 2023. Bar opens at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.
Local songwriter, Aaron Ross, fuses elements of classic American folk, blues, and rock-n-roll. His songwriting transcends genre and defies expectations.
There is a rich vein of folk culture running through Gold Country, and Ross is both miner and metallurgist — an artist whose remarkable talents enable him not only to unearth the best of a deeply organic local tradition, but also to refine and form it into something more universal.
Get Tickets! | $20-$25
- $20 in Advance | $25 at the Door
- Seated Show | Osborn/Woods Hall
Miners Foundry Box Office
Tickets available online or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Aaron Ross has been writing and recording music in the Sierra foothills of Northern California for more than 20 years. His songs fuse elements of classic American folk, blues, and rock-n-roll with an appetite for eclecticism and a dose of absurdist glee to create a sound that is at once spectraly familiar and relentlessly innovative, both rooted in tradition and bracingly original.
From the plaintive acoustic reveries of his beloved first release, The Hallelujah Side (2003), to the grunge-country syncretism of Shapeshifter (2007), the schizophrenic symphonies of Paranormal Attitude (2008), and even a series of experimental collaborations with Sacramento math-rock artists Hella, Ross’s songwriting transcends genre and defies expectations.
Yet, it is his lyrical genius that has truly set him apart. Channeling Bukowski and the Beats as much as old-time religion and the dreadful poetry of the Bible, Ross delights in summoning spirits and warbling esoteric, weaving together the sacred and the profane. He likes to mesmerize, and he likes to disgust. In these wanton God-haunted verses, as another poet once put it, “the pure products of America go crazy.”
His oeuvre marked by an uncompromising commitment to artistic integrity, Ross has largely eschewed the spotlight. But a series of recent albums announce that he remains at the peak of his craft. In 2021, Ross joined forces with Nevada City-based Farrow & The Peach Leaves to record Swan Songs, Vol. 1, an anthology of new variations on old favorites set to the driving rhythms and adamant guitar of southern rock. Troubled Water, released earlier this year, is his tenth studio album.
The Moore Brothers
Unlike many bands claiming to be brothers, Greg and Thom Moore actually are siblings, growing up together in Altadena, CA. And although they had both been playing in various projects for years, it wasn’t until 2001 that the two finally established the Moore Brothers. Beginning in the late ’80s, Thom Moore formed several bands, including Colorful Calliope with R&B singer Jon B. Greg released a solo record before joining Thom for the folk-punk band Thumb of the Maid. After its other members departed, Thom and Greg formed Moore Brothers and released their debut, Colossal Small, on Amazing Grease (founded by Pavement’s Scott Kannberg).
Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.