Rick Ross has absorbed guitar styles ranging from finger-picked country blues (including bottle-neck or slide guitar) such as practiced by the young Tom Rush, to bluegrass
flat-picking as practiced by players such as John Herald and Norman Blake. He still performs many traditional and jazz-era tunes, as well as originals, and has adapted much of his repertoire to the unique sound of the 12-string guitar.
His eclectic repertoire, although centered around the blues,
ranges through country, bluegrass, and ...